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The faded property marker
New York, New York

New York Produce Exchange Property Marker

A well-worn marker in a forgotten alleyway is all that remains of what had been one of Manhattan's most beautiful buildings.
40.7046, -74.0126
Partisan Memorial Cemetery
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Partisan Memorial Cemetery

This surreal memorial/cemetery is a necropolis of crumbling stonework and puzzle-shaped headstones
43.3404, 17.7985
New York, New York

The Lexington Candy Shop

The oldest family-run luncheonette in New York still serves food and drinks the old fashioned way, last renovated in 1948.
40.7745, -73.9592
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Madam Marie's Psychic Booth

Marie told fortunes from her small stand on the Boardwalk for seven decades, including to a young Bruce Springsteen who would busk outside her booth.
40.2264, -73.9977
The library.
New York, New York

The Conjuring Arts Research Center

Unlock the secrets of the conjuring arts.
40.7465, -73.9872
New York, New York

The Ziegfeld Head

The front yard of an Upper East Side town house hides the last fragment one of New York's most famous theatres.
40.7766, -73.9612
New York, New York

The Double Check Businessman

This anonymous businessman sculpted in bronze became an enduring memorial after 9/11, often mistaken by rescue workers for a survivor amidst the rubble.
40.7093, -74.0113
London, England

Hidden Cells of Newgate Prison

Remnants of cells from the most notorious London prison may lie in the basement of a rare Victorian Gin Palace.
51.5163, -0.1018
Early tavern signs at the Connecticut Historical Society.
Hartford, Connecticut

Colonial America Tavern Signs Collection

The early American colonists were such ferocious drinkers the law actually required every town to have a tavern.
41.7729, -72.7053
The beautifully tiled Art Deco tunnel hidden underneath 34th street.
New York, New York

The Hidden Art Deco Tunnel Underneath the New Yorker Hotel

The beautiful tunnel that ran from the lobby to Penn Station is still hidden underneath 34th Street.
40.7527, -73.9936
Looking out from the ruins of a cocaine kingpin’s vacation home.
Panama

Pablo Escobar's Abandoned Secret Island Mansion

Hidden amid the tropical forest in the Caribbean Sea are the decaying ruins of the Cocaine King's luxurious island party home.
9.6333, -79.5667
The Carnegie Hall archives now contains around 300,000 artifacts.
New York, New York

Carnegie Hall Archives

More than 300,000 historical artifacts from the famous music venue, from Duke Ellington's handwritten score to The Beatles' booking slip.
40.7650, -73.9800
Golden Boy of Pye Corner
London, England

The Golden Boy at Pye Corner

A portly statue of a golden boy commemorates an unusual cause of the Great Fire of London: the sin of gluttony.
51.5171, -0.1019
Los Angeles, California

Musso and Frank Grill

This star-studded Old Hollywood restaurant is where Fettucine Alfredo made its United States debut.
34.1018, -118.3354
Kronborg Castle. (Wikimedia Commons)
Helsingør, Denmark

Kronborg Castle (Elsinore)

Old Danish castle immortalized in Shakespeare's Hamlet
56.0386, 12.6219
A miniature New York
Bronx, New York

Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Gardens

Every year model trains zip through a miniature New York City that's now 150 landmarks strong.
40.8666, -73.8831
New York, New York

Hidden Wall of 1976 Graffiti

A partially hidden wall graffitied by spectators of the 1976 Bicentennial, recently rediscovered.
40.7023, -74.0105
Hartford, Connecticut

Coltsville

An abandoned gun-funded 19th century utopia.
41.7539, -72.6747
New York, New York

The Elevated Acre

Amidst the bustle and noise of the Financial District hides a secluded garden oasis above the city streets.
40.7032, -74.0094
Exterior of the former Fillmore East.
New York, New York

The Fillmore East

A Yiddish theater turned movie house turned rock and roll landmark turned gay disco turned bank.
40.7277, -73.9887
The Buried Remains of Little Compton Street
London, England

The Buried Remains of Little Compton Street

The signs of a long buried road can still be found hidden beneath a London sewer grate
51.5138, -0.1297
Queens, New York

The Ganesh Temple of Queens

Enormous Hindu temple in Queens, the first traditional Hindu temple built in the United States, serves incredible dosas in its basement canteen.
40.7528, -73.8169
Queens, New York

La Guardia's Art Deco Marine Air Terminal

A remnant from the golden age of aviation still in use today, Pan Am's Clipper service took off from this Art Deco gem.
40.7735, -73.8852
Abandoned pool with Gate House in the distance
Roslyn, New York

The Ruins of Harbor Hill

All that remains of a magnate's dream home is a historic gate and an abandoned public pool.
40.7937, -73.6425