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The living room fireplace.
Cold Spring, New York

Ruins of the Cornish Estate

A ruined mansion hidden in the woods of the Hudson Valley, home of a tragically doomed romance.
41.4377, -73.9700
Entering the abandoned quarry from the Washburn Trail
Cold Spring, New York

Mt. Taurus Quarry

Reforestation in action is the main attraction in this abandoned quarry.
41.4286, -73.9623
Soldier Bear Statue
Edinburgh, Scotland

Soldier Bear Statue

A statue in the heart of Edinburgh honors a bear that served in the Polish military during World War II.
55.9513, -3.2003
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
55.9471, -3.1928
The Palm house
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh

One of the oldest scientific gardens in Britain, containing more than 13,302 plant species in its core collection.
55.9652, -3.2091
Inside the Surgeon's Hall Museum
Edinburgh, Scotland

Surgeons' Hall Museum

A book bound in the skin of an infamous criminal, along with countless other specimens.
55.9466, -3.1844
Edinburgh's oldest purpose built visitor attraction, The Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile
Edinburgh, Scotland

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

360° views of the city plus five floors of optical illusions and hands-on science.
55.9490, -3.1951
Old Calton Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Calton Cemetery

A 18th century graveyard and its astonishing cortege of macabre iconography.
55.9541, -3.1858
Maldives

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant

An underwater restaurant, surrounded by a coral reef.
3.6168, 72.7237
Poet's Seat Tower
Greenfield, Massachusetts

Poet's Seat Tower

This tall Massachusetts folly got its name thanks to all of the purple prose its vistas inspired.
42.5946, -72.5865
Purgatory Chasm
Sutton, Massachusetts

Purgatory Chasm

This evocatively named natural crevasse was created by a torrent of water that smashed right through a granite deposit.
42.1363, -71.7178
Leverett, Massachusetts

New England Peace Pagoda

This rare symbol of Eastern philosophy in the West has been created over years of painstaking construction by the local community.
42.4991, -72.4911
Quabbin Reservoir
Ware, Massachusetts

Quabbin Reservoir

The largest body of water in Massachusetts annihilated four small towns just to slake Boston's thirst.
42.3621, -72.3015
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
40.7527, -73.9772
Grimy, smokey patch left behind after cleaning
New York, New York

Grand Central Ceiling Dark Patch

A dark patch of the ceiling at Grand Central Terminal which was not restored is still stained brown by tobacco.
Sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery
The Horn Antenna as seen today.
Holmdel, New Jersey

Holmdel Horn Antenna

Where the embers of the Big Bang were first detected.
40.3913, -74.1851
Dr Seuss, Cat in the Hat, and a book with lines from Oh The Places You'll Go.
Springfield, Massachusetts

Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden

Life-size bronzes of the Grinch, Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle, Sam-I-Am, and the Lorax—and the author himself.
42.1045, -72.5873
Nicolas Cage's Pyramid Tomb
New Orleans, Louisiana

Nicolas Cage's Pyramid Tomb

If Nic Cage ever dies he will be buried inside this controversial New Orleans pyramid.
29.9590, -90.0712
Hermitage Hotel Men's Bathroom
Nashville, Tennessee

Hermitage Hotel Men's Bathroom

This award-winning men's bathroom was just too beautiful to not allow women to see.
36.1637, -86.7823
The Tree of Life
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Tree of Life

This knobby, drooping New Orleans oak is a favorite place both for climbing and for meeting giraffes.
29.9236, -90.1314
Vizcaya: eastern view from Biscayne Bay. (Wikimedia Commons)
Miami, Florida

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Former villa and estate of James Deering developed to preserve native tropical forests.
25.7466, -80.2114
Venetian Pool
Coral Gables, Florida

Venetian Pool

The only swimming pool listed in the National Historic Register refills itself with naturally filtered water every day.
25.7457, -80.2732
Miami, Florida

Miami Circle

A perfect circle of twenty-four mysterious holes dates back to prehistoric time.
25.7694, -80.1899
One of the more recognizable landmarks of the 500 acre reserve
New Windsor, New York

Storm King Art Center

100 massive sculptures in the Hudson River Valley.
41.4280, -74.0625