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Syracuse, Utah

Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake

The largest island on the great salt lake is home to curious creatures and strange stories.
Brian Head, Utah

Cedar Breaks National Monument

Erosion and various mineral deposits give this striking canyon its distinct color and soft appearance.
Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos."
Athens, Greece

Fethiye Mosque

This historic structure has been used as a mosque, a barracks, a prison, a school, and a bakery.
Athens, Greece

Pittaki Street

150 or so scrounged-up lamps, chandeliers, and lanterns light up this alley in central Athens.
Athens, Greece

Klafthmonos Square Parking Structure Fortification Walls

Preserved portions of Athens's ancient defenses are on display in a subterranean parking garage.
Athens, Greece

Petraki Monastery

The oldest standing Byzantine church in Athens is tucked within a monastery in the middle of an upscale shopping district.
Athens, Greece

The Olive Tree of the Acropolis

Legend says this sacred tree was a gift from goddess Athena.
Athens, Greece

Old Madrasa of Athens

The ruined doorway is a portal to the building's turbulent and torturous past.
Athens, Greece

Agia Dynami

This small 16th-century church in Athens is almost entirely surrounded by a modern building.
Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis.
Athens, Greece

Tower of the Winds

An ancient octagonal weather station named for the eight Greek gods of wind.
Athens, Greece

Anafiotika

The Cycladic architecture makes this Athens neighborhood feel like an island paradise hidden in the shadow of the Acropolis.
Athens, Greece

Lycabettus Funicular

The railway carts travelers to central Athens's highest peak, which offers stunning vistas of the city.
Athens, Greece

Theatre of Dionysus

Heralded as the world's first theater, these ruins are often overlooked as they reside in the shadows of the Acropolis.
Atlanta, Georgia

Westview Cemetery

The largest cemetery in the American Southeast is a hidden gem near the heart of Atlanta.
Portland, Oregon

Portland's Windows of Wonders

Hundreds of handmade critters fill this tiny window gallery in the heart of Portland's Alberta Arts District.
Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix Bat Cave

Thousands of Mexican Free-Tailed Bats soar around an abandoned storm drain at sunset each summer.
Portland, Oregon

Pittock Mansion

This sandstone mansion was the home of two of Oregon's most important pioneers.
Portland, Oregon

International Rose Test Garden

10,000 flowered plants bloom in the City of Roses.
Denver, Colorado

Riverside Cemetery

The oldest operating cemetery in Denver is the eternal home of some of the Centennial State's most famous residents.
Redmond, Oregon

Redmond Caves

A sprawling cave network created by a lone lava tube.
San Diego, California

Whaley House

San Diego's most historic and haunted home.
San Diego, California

El Campo Santo Cemetery

This historic graveyard was partially paved over to create a streetcar line.