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Alexandria, Virginia

Carlyle House Historic Park

A superbly preserved example of Georgian residential architecture that was once home to one of the founders of Alexandria, Virginia.
Alexandria, Virginia

Torpedo Factory Art Center

A former major munitions plant that has been converted into a sprawling art space.
Miamisburg, Ohio

Miamisburg Mound

The largest ancient burial mound in Ohio.
Mansfield, Ohio

The Shawshank Trail

Superfans of The Shawshank Redemption can take a driving tour of most of the films real locations.
Cleveland, Ohio

West Side Market

This spectacular public market has got meat, fish, vegetables, baked goods, and enough kielbasa for a lifetime.
Columbus, Ohio

Scioto Lounge Deer Sculptures

Three bronze deer sculptures relax along the Scioto Mile.
Columbus, Ohio

The Slingshot

The playful side of the Columbus community is on full display.
New York, New York

Albertine

Though its celestial ceiling is impressive, the true star is the vast collection of French books.
New York, New York

Patent Pending

Nikola Tesla's former home contains an homage hidden from plain sight.
New York, New York

‘The Gilded Lady’

A vibrant, 100-foot-tall mural dedicated to Evelyn Nesbit, the tragic icon of the Gilded Age.
Athens, Greece

Holy Church of Saint Andrew

A martyred saint built a nunnery and school for girls here known as the "Parthenon."
Athens, Greece

Little Metropolis Church

This gem is often wrongly overshadowed by the larger, newer Metropolis church in Athens.
Athens, Greece

Old Madrasa of Athens

The ruined doorway is a portal to the building's turbulent and torturous past.
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
Athens, Greece

Anafiotika

The Cycladic architecture makes this Athens neighborhood feel like an island paradise hidden in the shadow of the Acropolis.
Greece

Archeological Exhibit at Athens International Airport

These artifacts were discovered during the construction of the airport, with some dating back to the Neolithic period.
Athens, Greece

Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris (Saint Demetrius the Bombardier)

A Byzantine-era church hidden in a wooded area below the Acropolis.
Athens, Greece

Caves of Filopappou Hill

These caves secretly held national treasures during World War II.
Athens, Greece

Weiler Building

A former military hospital is now used to study and preserve artifacts of the Acropolis.
Athens, Greece

House of Proclus

Underneath one of the region's most historic roads lies the home of Plato's successor.
Athens, Greece

The Olive Tree of the Acropolis

Legend says this sacred tree was a gift from goddess Athena.
Athens, Greece

Holy Church of Saint Symeon of the Anapheans

This post-Ottoman era church in Athens was built by locals to serve the residents of Anafiotica
Athens, Greece

Choregic Monument of Thrasyllos (Panagia Speliotissa)

An ancient Greek monument and a Byzantine church coexist inside this cave.
Athens, Greece

Theatre of Dionysus

Heralded as the world's first theater, these ruins are often overlooked as they reside in the shadows of the Acropolis.