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Nashville, Tennessee

Saint Mary of the Seven Sorrows Catholic Church

This church houses the “incorrupt” body of its founding Bishop.
Nashville, Tennessee

Hermitage Hotel Men's Bathroom

This award-winning men's bathroom was just too beautiful to not allow women to see.
Nashville, Tennessee

Downtown Presbyterian Church

Victorian-era Egyptomania left its mark on this Nashville landmark.
Nashville, Tennessee

Ryman Alley

The alley connecting two of country music’s most historic venues has a rich history of its own.
Nicaragua

Cerro Negro

The youngest volcano in Central America.
Managua, Nicaragua

La Chureca

The largest garbage dump in all of Central America is home to a tragic community that make their living from the refuse.
Managua, Nicaragua

The Old Cathedral of Managua - Catedral de Santiago

A crumbling cathedral condemned by an earthquake.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Maya pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza Chirp

Clap your hands at the base of the pyramid, and the song of a sacred Mayan bird will echo through the air.
Xcalacoop, Mexico

Cenote Ik-Kil

A magical sinkhole on the Yucatán Peninsula is adorned with mini waterfalls and hanging vines.
Cozumel, Mexico

San Gervasio

The ruins of an important pilgrimage destination for worshippers of a Maya fertility goddess.
Columbia, South Carolina

Ra Obelisk

An old train trestle re-imagined as an Egyptian obelisk.
Columbia, South Carolina

Busted Plug Plaza

The world's largest fire hydrant is supposedly tornado-proof.
Columbia, South Carolina

Tunnelvision

This psychedelic tromp l'oeil seems to be beckoning drivers to crash into a wall.
Columbia, South Carolina

Neverbust Chain

This titanic steel chain linking two buildings was installed without permission but instantly beloved.
Anniston, Alabama

The Gigantic Chair of Anniston

What better place to take a seat?
Atlanta, Georgia

Conjoined Calves of the Georgia State Capitol

A popular oddity on display in a stately building, offering a symbolic commentary.
Atlanta, Georgia

Eastern Sub-Continental Divide Mural

A little-known mural reveals the hydrological reason for Atlanta's founding in this location.
Decatur, Georgia

Waffle House Museum

A late-night restaurant empire was launched from this humble storefront.
Savannah, Georgia

Original Taco Bell Sign

This twisty sign depicts the chain's first logo.
Lilburn, Georgia

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Atlanta

This intricate Hindu temple is the largest of its kind outside of India itself and was constructed like a giant puzzle.
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Driftwood Beach

Constant erosion has created a surreal landscape of bleached and preserved fallen trees.
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
Johns Island, South Carolina

The Angel Oak

One of the oldest living oak trees in the Southeast.