Buckhorn Exchange

Buckhorn Exchange (Denver, Colorado)

Colorado was established as a state on August 1, 1876, and the Buckhorn Exchange was pretty much there since the beginning. Officially founded in 1893 by Henry H. “Shorty Scout” Zietz, arguably one of the

Wells Cathedral with Clock

Wells Cathedral Clock (Wells, England)

Built between 1386 and 1392, the Wells Cathedral Clock is unique for its distinct two faces, one inside the cathedral, and one outside.  The two dramatically different faces were constructed roughly 70 years apart (the

Időkerék - The Timewheel

The Timewheel (Budapest, Hungary)

Most hourglasses are purely decorative, or have over time become toys that somehow offer endless distraction for bored grandchildren. Időkerék, or as it’s known to us English speakers, The Timewheel is something else entirely. Made

Tehachapi Loop

Tehachapi Loop (Tehachapi, California)

A feat of engineering ingenuity used to raise or lower trains in elevation over a short distance, the Tehachapi Loop was completed in 1876 and virtually unchanged is still used today. The 0.73 mile (1.17

Garces Circle

Garces Circle (Bakersfield, California)

Anybody that has spent time in a small town knows that directions are often given by landmarks rather than streets. Bakersfield, California, despite having a population greater than Iceland is not unlike many other small

The Blue Whale of Catoosa Oklahoma

The Blue Whale of Catoosa (Catoosa, Oklahoma)

Built slightly after the heyday of American Roadside Attractions, the Blue Whale of Catoosa has nonetheless become one of the most popular and recognizable sites along Historic Route 66. Built in 1972 by Hugh Davis

Tadich Grill Sign

Tadich Grill (San Francisco, California)

In 1849, during the height of the California Gold Rush, a Croatian immigrant opened the New World Coffee Saloon on Commercial Street. Like the Original Starbucks in Seattle, the coffee saloon it soon eclipsed its

The Joker Stairs in New York

The Joker Stairs (The Bronx, New York)

An otherwise unspectacular and once humble staircase sandwiched between apartment buildings that connects Shakespeare and Anderson Avenues has become an unmistakable tourist attraction in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx. Officially known as “step streets”, 

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