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A cluster of sinkholes along shore of the Dead Sea
Ein Gedi, Israel

Dead Sea Sinkholes

As the Dead Sea continues to deplete, massive sinkholes open along its banks.
31.4512, 35.3836
William Randolph Hearst's private castle.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
35.6501, -121.1866
Fairfield State Hospital
Newtown, Connecticut

Fairfield Hills Hospital

This abandoned psychiatric hospital once housed more than 4,000 patients in the middle of a quaint New England town.
41.4010, -73.2853
The Western Wall Tunnel.
Jerusalem, Israel

Western Wall Tunnel

Descend 2,030 years into the past in an ancient tunnel built to support Jerusalem's most famous wall.
31.7767, 35.2343
Brooklyn, New York

Manhattan Avenue Street End Park

Once a dumping spot, now a park with a kayak launch.
40.7380, -73.9554
Detail of the Tiffany-designed elevators. Economical cast iron, not bronze!
New York, New York

The Woolworth Building

Once the tallest building in the world and the site of "the highest dinner ever held in New York" will soon hold the most expensive apartment in the city.
40.7125, -74.0083
Gravestone at Trinity Churchyard.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
40.7083, -74.0128
Hook & Ladder 8
New York, New York

Ghostbusters Firehouse

Don't get slimed in TriBeCa.
40.7197, -74.0066
Edward Bellamy House
Chicopee, Massachusetts

Edward Bellamy House

The home of a famed utopian science fiction author has been preserved long after his predicted future in the year 2000.
42.1561, -72.5841
Red Square
New York, New York

Lenin Statue at Red Square

Salute the leader of the proletariat.
40.7213, -73.9856
44 Stuyvesant, viewed from Abe Lebewohl Triangle.
New York, New York

No. 44 Stuyvesant

This 220-year-old house is a reminder of New York City's Dutch past.
40.7298, -73.9876
New York, New York

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Burn a bit of New York history into your memory.
40.7301, -73.9954
Bricked up entrance to Clinton Hall detail.
New York, New York

The Forgotten Entrance to Clinton Hall

Hidden in one of New York's oldest subway stations is the final remnant of the site of the bizarre Shakespeare Riots.
40.7298, -73.9914
New York, New York

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union.
40.7287, -73.9902
New York, New York

The Village Gate Sign

The former sign of this immortal music venue is just that--undying.
40.7284, -73.9998
New York, New York

Sidewalk Subway Map

Plot your trip through the city on the sidewalk.
40.7247, -73.9996
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
40.7281, -73.9948
Under the H
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
34.1347, -118.3209
10-inch Key Lime Pie
Brooklyn, New York

Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies

“Invented in Key West, Perfected in Brooklyn."
40.6776, -74.0184
A boat being serviced using a dry dock. (amberjol/Flickr)
Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

A decommissioned military complex that's now a modern industrial park.
40.7026, -73.9698
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

The longest continuous underwater road in North America was built at the insistence of Franklin Roosevelt.
40.6810, -74.0058
New York, New York

Pomander Walk

Peek through the gates at this oasis from the city, full of Old English charm.
40.7943, -73.9731
Castle Williams
New York, New York

Castle Williams

In its day this historic fort held 100 cannons pointed in almost every direction to protect New York.
40.6928, -74.0192
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
40.6904, -74.0164