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Chicago, Illinois

Beginning (and End) of Historic Route 66

A journey begins with a single step, and for many, the road-trip of a lifetime started at this Chicago intersection.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Stock Exchange Arch

A spectacular remnant of an Adler and Sullivan masterpiece that was destroyed in 1972.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
Chicago, Illinois

Tiffany Dome

This massive stained-glass masterpiece is thought to be the largest Tiffany dome in existence.
Milan, Italy

Dancing Bull of Good Fortune

Third time's a charm, or in this case, two testicles are.
Arlington, Washington

Giant Cedar Stump

At a rest stop north of Seattle, the trunk of an ancient tree.
Prestonpans, Scotland

The New Prestoungrange Gothenberg

There's more to this drinking establishment than meets the eye.
Paris, France

E. Dehillerin

Shop at the 200-year-old store where Julia Child stocked up on copper cookware.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'The Cutty Stool'

A bronze statue of a low three-legged seat commemorates a piece of furniture that started a riot.
Lisbon, Portugal

Pastéis de Belém

Eat the ultimate iteration of Portugal's most beloved pastry.
Charlottesville, Virginia

University of Virginia's Seven Society

The story behind the mysterious symbol painted in front of the historic university's famous Rotunda.
Banavie, Scotland

Neptune's Staircase

The longest staircase lock in Britain.
Kirkjubæjarklaustur, Iceland

Kirkjugólf Basalt Columns

What was once believed to be a church floor turned out to be the artwork of geology.
Oslo, Norway

Gol Stave Church

This handsomely carved wooden church is more than 800 years old.
Theopetra, Greece

The Cave of Theopetra

Some of the secrets of human origin are revealed at this museum.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Royal Observatory Edinburgh

Even though some of the buildings date back to the Victorian era, this research institute is still involved in cutting-edge astronomy research.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Monument to the Scottish Parliament

A stone monument acknowledging Scotland's right to have a separate Parliament from the one in Westminster.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Sheep Heid Inn

One of Edinburgh's oldest pubs hides a 19th-century skittles alley in the back.
Gold Bar, Washington

Espresso Chalet

A 14-foot-tall Bigfoot statue stands guard over this café and filming location.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Bore Stane

This ordinary-looking rock may have played an important role in a 16th-century Scottish battle.
Olympia, Washington

Olympia Artesian Well Commons

Local stories say that if you drink from this well, you will return to Olympia.
Budapest, Hungary

Jewish Ghetto Wall

Hungarian Jews were ghettoized during the Second World War, but little remains of the original wall that closed the Jewish people off from the rest of the city.
Edinburgh, Scotland

James Braidwood Statue

Dedicated to the Father of the British Fire Service.
New York, New York

New York Herald Monument

There are owls with glowing eyes in Herald Square.