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Edinburgh, Scotland

The Flodden Wall

Remnants of the 16th-century defensive wall still stand unassumingly within Edinburgh.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Milltown Cemetery

An Irish cemetery filled with victims of political strife and violent conflict, including the grave of Bobby Sands.
Larne, Northern Ireland

Blackcave Tunnel and the Devil's Churn

The "Black Arch" guards the entrance to the picturesque Glens of Antrim.
Knoxville, Tennessee

S.S. Sultana Memorial

This stone memorial pays tribute to a massive shipwreck which was sadly overshadowed by the death of John Wilkes Booth.
Playa Girón, Cuba

Museo Girón

A small museum in the Bay of Pigs gives the Cuban perspective on the famously failed U.S. invasion.
Havana, Cuba

Old Havana Perfume Museum

This communist country can still appreciate its fragrant past.
Havana, Cuba

Fusterlandia

A Cuban artist reclaimed his impoverished neighborhood as a dreamy folk art kingdom.
Nueva Gerona, Cuba

Presidio Modelo

A series of five defunct panopticon prisons in Cuba.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Odd Fellows Rest

This crumbling New Orleans cemetery is the final resting place of members of a faded secret society.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Street Name Tiles of New Orleans

This distinctive Crescent City tradition dates back to the days of horse-drawn carriages.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Oldest Fire Hydrant in New Orleans

This Birdsill Holly fire hydrant is the remnant of a very different type of hydration innovation.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Louisiana’s Civil War Museum at Confederate Memorial Hall

The state's oldest continuously operating museum houses more than 5,000 Civil War artifacts.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Backstreet Cultural Museum

The greatest collection of New Orleans masking and processional traditions covering everything from Baby Dolls to Skull and Bone gangs.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 2

This "second" cemetery represents New Orleans' attempt to keep cholera at bay.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Luling Mansion

Despite the ever pressing encroachment of urban sprawl this grand New Orleans manse still stands.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Metairie Cemetery

New Orleans' famous cemetery, located on the site of a former race track.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Gates of Guinee

According to one local tradition, the entrance to the Voodoo underworld can be found in New Orleans through seven gates scattered throughout the city's French Quarter.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Tree of Life

This knobby, drooping New Orleans oak is a favorite place both for climbing and for meeting giraffes.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Singing Oak

This New Orleans tree is filled with hidden chimes that produce a carefully tuned melody.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Musical Legends Park

A small park on Bourbon Street features life-size bronze statues of New Orleans musicians.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

The second oldest continuously operating bar in Louisiana.
New Orleans, Louisiana

LaLaurie Mansion

This symbolic piece of New Orleans architecture is also home to a few ghastly stories.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

A museum and shop on Bourbon Street located in the former home of the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.