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Banff, Alberta

Banff Park Museum

The oldest natural history museum in western Canada houses more than 5,000 vintage botanical and zoological specimens.
Riga, Latvia

First-Ever Public Christmas Tree Marker

A stone marker and sculpture in the city of Riga stake a claim for the very first community Christmas tree.
Washington, D.C.

Rat Graves

Stone markers on the campus of Gallaudet University commemorate a peculiar school tradition.
Vientiane, Laos

Wat Si Muang

This Khmer temple is named after a young woman who sacrificed herself to protect the city from a disastrous deluge.
Madrid, Spain

Queen Victoria Bridge

This modernist bridge highlights the bear as a symbol of Madrid.
Madrid, Spain

Monument to Federico Rubio

Shrapnel scars and bullet holes from the Spanish Civil War can still be seen in this monument to Spanish doctor Federico Rubio.
Puerto Ayora, Ecuador

Lonesome George at the Fausto Llerena Breeding Center

An exhibition devoted to the life (and posthumous taxidermy form) of the last known representative of the Pinta Island Tortoises.
Madrid, Spain

Torres Blancas

Meant to resemble a massive tree, the building is the best example of Spanish organicist architecture in Madrid.
Portugal

Bacalhôa Buddha Eden

Explore a remarkable 35-hectare sculpture garden located an hour outside of Lisbon.
Madrid, Spain

Palacio de Longoria

One of the best examples of the modernist movement in Madrid.
Tokyo, Japan

Young Clock Tower

A precursor to Taro Okamoto’s iconic Tower of the Sun.
Singapore

‘From Chettiars to Financiers’

A unique, time-transcending work of art depicting the progress of trade in Singapore.
Madrid, Spain

Obelisk of Arganzuela

Built to celebrate the glory of a new queen, this forgotten monument has moved around Madrid three times, reflecting 200 years of political whims and city redevelopment.
Madrid, Spain

Farmacia Juanse

A window into a long-lost world, these colorful tiles advertise a long-defunct range of purgative teas, harmless smokables, and diarrhea cures.
Alexandria, Virginia

Judy Lowe Neighborhood Park Labyrinth

The only labyrinth within the city of Alexandria.
Williamsburg, Virginia

Chowning’s Tavern

Enjoy dishes that founding fathers once ate at this Colonial Williamsburg pub.
Costa Rica

Río Celeste

This neon blue river gets its color from a unique mix of bacteria and volcano minerals.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Lover's Window at Mount Calvert

Evidence of a long-ago crush remains scratched into the glass at this historic Maryland House.
Tallinn, Estonia

Saint Olaf's Church

During the Soviet era, the spire of this longstanding church was used as a radio transmission tower.
Cheverly, Maryland

The Magruder Spring

Once used by British troops to gather water prior to the Battle of Bladensburg.
Washington, D.C.

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

Garments from across the globe call this hidden gem home.
Leesburg, Virginia

Thomas Balch Library

Designated as an Underground Railroad research site.
Germantown, Maryland

Zen College Pagoda

One of only two sites in the United States containing the remains of Buddha.
Madrid, Spain

'Tras Julia'

Dedicated to a young woman who broke gender barriers at the University of Madrid.