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Paris, France

I Love You Wall

Paris' linguistic guide to the international language of, yes, love
48.8847, 2.3388
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel"
48.8526, 2.3471
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
48.8578, 2.3374
The Big Well
Greensburg, Kansas

The Big Well

The United States' largest hand-dug well is topped with a state-of-the-art museum
37.6034, -99.2945
Mardi Gras World
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras World

This float factory takes the mask off of Mardi Gras and lets visitors see where the magic happens
29.9348, -90.0614
Portraits of Napoleon decorate the bar named in his honour.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Napoleon House

A 200-year-old bar in the French Quarter that was to be Napoleon's home in the New World
29.9558, -90.0653
"The Dream Garden" by Tiffany
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tiffany Glass Mural "The Dream Garden"

Mural made of 100,000 pieces of hand blown glass, and until recently, the largest glass mural in the US
39.9478, -75.1512
The Golden Gal of Old Madison Square Garden
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Golden Gal of Old Madison Square Garden

Golden and naked, the figure that was once the highest point in New York is all that remains of the second Madison Square Garden
39.9656, -75.1810
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Folk art environment, gallery space, and nonprofit showcasing the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar
39.9429, -75.1593
The rebuilt Amistad
Stonington, Connecticut

Mystic Seaport

Holding multiple historical boats and an entire 19th century village, this New England attraction is the largest maritime museum in the world
41.3614, -71.9662
The Nautilis
Groton, Connecticut

Submarine Force Museum

The US Navy's only submarine museum is also home to the world's first nuclear submarine
41.3875, -72.0870
Lyme, Connecticut

Gillette Castle

Quirky castle designed by the American actor best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage
41.4224, -72.4285
Thread City Crossing Frog Statue
Windham, Connecticut

Thread City Crossing Bridge

Public outcry led to this bridge's unique character which celebrates a giant frog battle and also sewing
41.7100, -72.2095
Aerial view of the annual corn maze
Bellerose, New York

Queens County Farm Museum

The oldest continually-operating farm in New York State
40.7483, -73.7235
Plane in Hangar B
Brooklyn, New York

Floyd Bennett Field

Home of aviation trailblazers
40.5819, -73.8913
Brooklyn, New York

Film Biz Recycling

A huge resale shop for the cast-offs of the film & television industry.
40.6774, -73.9851
Rome, Italy

Porta Alchemica

An alchemist's "magic door" stands in the middle of a Roman park
41.8951, 12.5037
The Overlook Mountain House looming out of the forest.
Woodstock, New York

Overlook Mountain House Ruins

A once grand hotel is being retaken by the wilderness it once capitalized on.
42.0849, -74.0997
Harvesting produce.
Brooklyn, New York

Red Hook Community Farm

A community farm in the midst of the Brooklyn concrete
40.6720, -74.0090
Secretary of labor Hilda S. Solis visiting the winery
Brooklyn, New York

Red Hook Winery

Brooklyn vintners creating world-class wine in a city not known for its vineyards
40.6767, -74.0189
New York Dock Co
Brooklyn, New York

New York Dock Co. buildings

Two monstrous warehouses. One now holds priceless works of art, the other stands abandoned and dilapidated.
40.6822, -74.0088
Brooklyn, New York

Pioneer Works

An unconventional space for art and science housed in a massive old warehouse
40.6794, -74.0117
Brooklyn, New York

Red Hook Houses

One of the largest public housing complexes in New York once visited by Eleanor Roosevelt
40.6773, -74.0102
Brooklyn, New York

Red Hook Warehouse

A massive forgotten storehouse from 1913 on the Brooklyn Waterfront has a spectacular view of Brooklyn
40.6805, -74.0103