Monuments, such as an obelisk, and landmarks are part of what makes a setting unique. There are famous ones, such as the Eiffel Tower. Or there are small ones, such as a sports trophy on the mantel. A landmark might be a birdbath on the front lawn, or it might be a directional sign at a crossroad. Having any of these such items in the story, assuming they are somehow relevant, will give the setting a chance to feel more like a character. Just as traditional characters might wear a certain piece of jewelry to set them apart, like handmade radish earrings.
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Question of the day: What is your favorite National Monument?