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Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory

One of the world's premier laboratories for hydraulic engineering research takes full advantage of the water's power.
44.9821, -93.2548
Marvelous temple ruins.
Segesta, Italy

Temple of Segesta

This amazingly preserved Doric temple was abandoned before it was ever completed.
37.9414, 12.8325
Ancient walls.
Erice, Italy

Phoenician Walls of Erice

Tourists to the mountaintop Sicilian town often overlook its ancient fortifications.
38.0382, 12.5871
The Arabic inscription, which contains a verse from the Quran.
Palermo, Italy

Arabic Inscription of Palermo Cathedral

Why a column on the entrance is inscribed with a verse from the Quran is one of Sicily's many mysteries.
38.1144, 13.3560
Palermo, Italy

Capuchin Monastery Catacombs

Catacombs with thousands of well-dressed mummies.
38.1119, 13.3392
The Jewish deportations memorial at platform 16.
Florence, Italy

Platform 16 Holocaust Deportation Memorials

Memorials at a Florence railway station remember the citizens who were deported from Italy and sent to extermination camps.
43.7763, 11.2485
Restored furnace top allows visitors to look down into the structure.
Moira, England

Moira Furnace

This early 19th-century blast furnace only survived because it was a financial and technical failure.
52.7330, -1.5359
The balcony.
Rome, Italy

Mussolini's Balcony

The spot where the fascist dictator made some of his most famous speeches including declaring war on Britain and France.
41.8963, 12.4808
The pillar.
Selfoss, Iceland

Öndvegissúlur

A replica of the decorated wooden pillars Viking sailors threw overboard when finding new places to establish a settlement.
63.9383, -21.0049
Hahn/Cock at the Walker Art Center.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hahn/Cock

One of two giant blue cockerel statues erected with an intentional double meaning.
44.9685, -93.2892
An ariel view of Lake Travis
Austin, Texas

The Sometimes Islands

Some islands... they come, they go, especially on Lake Travis.
30.4019, -97.8915
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
30.2608, -97.7456
Arco de Santa María
Burgos, Spain

Arco de Santa María

The most elaborate of 12 medieval arched doorways to the old city of Burgos.
42.3400, -3.7038
The brain.
Burgos, Spain

Museum of Human Evolution

This remarkable museum sprung from one of the most important prehistoric archaeological sites in the world.
42.3395, -3.6973
The natural arch forms a picturesque bridge.
Puentedey, Spain

Natural Arch Bridge

A charming Spanish village sits atop this natural limestone overpass.
42.9760, -3.6866
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Dragonfly Mosaic

Thousands of people walk over this fantastic work of art every day, but how many notice it?
44.8834, -93.2114
The guard tower.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thorp Building Navy Guard Towers

During World War II the Thorp building was guarded by the OSS, FBI, and US Navy because of the top-secret bombsight being produced there.
45.0050, -93.2481
Saint Paul, Minnesota

'Miracle on Ice' Statue

This statue of Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks immortalizes one of the greatest moments in American sports history.
44.9442, -93.0978
Tributes on the memorial next to the stadium.
Sheffield, England

Hillsborough Stadium Disaster Memorials

Three memorials honor the victims of the worst sports stadium disaster in Britain.
53.4114, -1.5007
Heckington Windmill
Heckington, England

Heckington 8-Sail Windmill

The last working windmill in the U.K. that has eight sails.
52.9769, -0.2954
Prospect Park with a view of the tower
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prospect Park Water Tower

This iconic water tower and failed bandstand is open for panoramic views once a year.
44.9689, -93.2125
The old Pillsbury A-Mill building.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pillsbury A-Mill

This old residential building was once the largest flour mill in the world.
44.9838, -93.2530
The restored clock in 2018.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sculpture Clock

This 1960s kinetic artwork has been restored and is once again whirling away in downtown Minneapolis.
44.9729, -93.2760
Plane Mates at Dulles Airport.
Sterling, Virginia

Dulles Airport Mobile Lounges

These unusual rooms on wheels are holdovers from the 1960s.
38.9531, -77.4565