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Vancouver, British Columbia

'Inukshuk'

Made of granite, this is a symbol of the Inuit peoples near water that expresses abundance.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

6th Pennsylvania Cavalry Memorial

This Civil War monument was designed by an eccentric architect and Gettysburg veteran.
Athens, Greece

Ritual of Periarosis Column

According to legend, this ancient column contains healing properties.
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

Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris (Saint Demetrius the Bombardier)

A Byzantine-era church hidden in a wooded area below the Acropolis.
Washington, D.C.

Guglielmo Marconi Memorial

Dedicated to the man who created the first radio wave communication system.
Newport, Rhode Island

Queen Anne Square’s “Meeting Room”

Designed to not only to represent the history of the local community but also, the future.
Portsmouth, Virginia

The Hiker Monument

Honoring combatants from Portsmouth who served in Cuba and the Philippines during the Spanish-American War.
Rhinebeck, New York

Fork in the Road-Rhinebeck

A unique work of art that was created without permission.
Yorktown, Virginia

Surrender Field

The location where the American Revolution ended.
Vienna, Austria

Strudlhofstiege

A set of outdoor stairs named in honor of a famous Austrian artist.
New Bedford, Massachusetts

Fort Taber Park

Historic seaside park featuring explorable, abandoned military structures.
Madrid, Spain

Puerta de los Cuarteles de Daoiz y Velarde

This grand gate once marked the entrance to a military barracks.
Little Compton, Rhode Island

Gray's General Store

Founded in 1788, this Rhode Island institution is the oldest operating general store in America.
Atlantic City, New Jersey

Absecon Lighthouse

The third-tallest lighthouse in the United States stands as a reminder of Atlantic City's early days.
Burgos, Spain

El Papamoscas

For more than half a millennia, this automaton has rung an hourly bell.
Athens, Greece

Church of Agia Pareskevi

This Ottoman-era Greek Orthodox Church was built to honor Agia Pareskevi, a Christian saint.
Amherst, Massachusetts

Henry Street Salamander Tunnels

One of the first amphibian migration tunnels in the United States encourages a tradition that has inspired Amherst residents for decades.
Milford, Connecticut

Silver Sands State Park

This park is home to a massive bird sanctuary.
Rhodes, Greece

Street of the Knights

One of the best-preserved medieval streets in Europe.
Washington, D.C.

Old Post Office Tower

The National Park Service’s best-kept secret with views that rival any in D.C.
Sponsored by Washington.org
Washington, D.C.

Dumbarton Bridge

This bridge over D.C.'s Rock Creek Park is sometimes called the "Buffalo Bridge" because of its four buffalo sculptures, which were cast from a single piece of bronze.
Athens, Greece

Archaeological Site inside Monastiraki Metro Station

View the ancient remains of buildings and the ancient "River of Hades" before hopping on a train.
Madrid, Spain

House of the Seven Chimneys

Known as the Casa de las Siete Chimeneas, this haunted 16th-century manor has a dark, mysterious past.