It all came to be due to the hard work and determination … the sheer bullheaded refusal to quit … of a family of
I spy with my little eye ...
The word "contraption" comes to mind.
What do you get when you mix a camel, a mule, and some whiskey (medicinal purposes, of course)?
Sayings and codes that led slaves to freedom.
Anaconda was built from scratch, solely to crank out this metal that was needed to electrify America.
Most clocks elicit a glance of a second or less, and no second glance. You look, you see the time, you move on. The Shepherd Gate Clock is a contrarian.
The 'time piece' at the top of the Flamsteed House
'One Way' to see a show
An example of time well spent ; ]
Built in 1901, this is the actual home of Nelson and Rosa Ellen Parker, and their three kids. And their boat!
An extremely frothy and foamy section of the Pacific Ocean
Musically inclined rocks near Pipestone, Montana
A small difference makes a big difference!
A tree, revolving at a leisurely pace, in the King's Garden of Copenhagen
The grave of George H Mallon, who had one particularly impressive day
"It Happens." We can all relate.
May Peace Prevail on Earth
The Golden Fire Hydrant, which saved San Francisco's oldest building after the 1906 earthquake
Oregon Trail ruts merge together at Scottsbluff
A formerly drab utility box is now a perfectly designed bit of subliminal inspiration. Perfect for Montana, in any case.
A cell phone tower shaped like a tree
Squeezing a building like this between the railroad tracks and the Chicago River is quite a feat of engineering.
A porcine and pisces section of Freak Alley, in Boise.
You can't see me. I'm just another brick.
A sundial unlike any other.
Location: This Weekly Gem is located in Desert Ridge, AZ (see the Clue Me! Map ). There are plenty of saguaro in the Sonoran Desert, but how often do you find one with such character? This...
This design is so strong and stable that only one pin is used where the arms meet to hold the bridge together.
The fossils in the steps leading to the Cliffs of Moher overlook.
The Notre Dame Cathedral.
Cleopatra Terrace is a place that causes you to stop. Which is great, because then you have a chance to notice the details.
The Idaho State Capitol building is called "The Capitol of Light."
Art that not only provides a great view, but that also has a great view.
Otherwise known as the "Ambassador of Good Will in Short Pants."
Hwy 20 is the longest road in the United States, and starts (or ends) right here.
This stretch of beach becomes a percussion instrument accompanying the pounding surf.
The (almost) universal practice along the Oregon Trail was to bury the dead in unmarked graves. Rebecca Winters was the exception.
Keep your eyes peeled. You never know when you'll come across one (or two) outstanding view(s)!
A dramatic illustration of how much shifting can take place during an earthquake.
Astoria’s lovely sidewalk décor is also functional.
"La Porte de l’Enfer" (the Gate of Hell).
L'etoile du nord
A river, pouring out of the Grove Hotel, and onto the sidewalk. Or is it?
This particular merging of murals may be one of those "happy accidents" that Bob Ross liked to discover.
The mounds are placed on the very edge of the highest point of the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River valley.
The Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy.
They are compelled to stop and scrutinize each of the eight puzzling panels, only then being released to continue their journey.
Let's pencil in a table.
A hidden gem that thousands "miss" every day because they're going somewhere else, but anyone make this gateway to paradise a very nice moment during a visit to Kyoto.
a bridge over the River Cam (a Cam bridge), located in Queens College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
When the depot was built, automobiles were unproven contraptions, and airplanes … not even on the radar.
"It's a sign" that Lindström must be the perfect place to stop for fika
City Art, of a guitar player, jamming on a log.
He lived a moment in history - but probably not exactly like we picture it.
This ‘house below average, of a street above average, in a room below the roof.’
A scale model of our solar system on the National Mall.
How the U.S. Army and the British Royal Navy came oh-so-close to bullets flying because of a pig and a few potatoes ...
One of the coolest and most interactive pieces of architecture in Canada, but you have to go to DC to experience it.
It is not carelessness to leave a poem lying around.
If you step into the ditch right here, you're standing exactly where every wagon that used this pass, passed. Not to mention, the pony express ponies.
The perfect machine to delicately pluck and carry fresh tea leaves!
Twenty feet in elevation can make a very big difference in the view.
The "Pietz Cemetery."
You will have achieved a milestone if you learn how people would have used the milestone.
The Lincoln Memorial, version 1.
St. Alban's Church, the "English Church" in Copenhagen, is striking in more ways than one.
The exact spot where MLK stood during his "I have a Dream" speech.
Anne Frank's White Horse Chestnut Tree sapling, in Boise
Around the world on one tank of gas.
The Matthew Shepard Memorial Bench on the University of Wyoming campus.
The Vietnam Women's Memorial is an extraordinary work of art.
Shedding light on the Pike Street Hillclimb.
She second most decorated U.S. Navy Ship in World War II, exceeded only by the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Enterprise.
Frank Lloyd Wright designed one gas station in his illustrious career, and you're looking at it.
The wave organ at the tip of the spit in San Francisco.
Bessie and Vickie have a lot to share about art, and about nature.
Public art in Detroit, which can only see, and be seen, by a highly select group of strollers.
“Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.” ~Prince
Really groovy trees in San Francisco.
A musical mosaic at the Carr Center for the Arts in Detroit
A place to see, and learn fascinating details about, the San Andreas Fault.
The hidden cat, and other details of the 'hidden garden' steps.
The upper end of the 'hidden garden' steps in San Francisco
The Mariners' Church in Detroit, where "The church bell chimed till it rang twenty-nine times, For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald."
Ships bells from the USS Minneapolis and USS Minnesota, which accompanied hundreds of sailors in harms way.
Then gold was found, and the shoreline was history.
A few words about what the USA is all about, and should strive to live up to.
The architecturally interesting 'diving bell' dome of the Navigatorernes Hus, in Copenhagen
An unusually lovely tree
This building is a true survivor, of earthquakes, fires, and even a little trinitrotoluene.
There's no place like home
The oldest U.S. federal monuments? Here's one. Check it out.
A little something to test the obsessive compulsive Mr. Monk.
This Hidden Gem is a British Cannonball that has been lodged in a Copenhagen wall for over 200 years
Thoughts about the role of loose leaf tea in the American Revolution.
This section of the Beaverhead River has the most 'animal' rock formations of any place on earth. The designation is unofficial, but we stand by it until proven otherwise.