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The main house and adjacent garden before the restoration.
Glen Cove, New York

Welwyn Preserve

The abandoned grounds and derelict greenhouses of this once-magnificent Edwardian estate are now a nature preserve open for exploration.
40.8781, -73.6415
Centro, Mexico

Mercado San Juan

CDMX's home for the world's culinary delights.
19.4300, -99.1446
(Flickr/Riku Kettunen)
Mexico City, Mexico

La Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo's childhood home, now a museum of her life and works
19.3102, -99.1429
It made an appearance in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris
Paris, France

The Duluc Detective Agency

Noirish green neon marks the location of one of the oldest private detective agencies in France.
48.8614, 2.3412
A Pistol Shrimp
Sanibel, Florida

Pistol Shrimp of Ding Darling

Just below the surface, shrimp are producing temperatures hotter than the sun
26.4452, -82.1135
Nostalgia overdose
Captiva, Florida

The Bubble Room

This kitsch eatery is chock-a-block with bric-a-brac.
26.5223, -82.1895
Hosapete, India

Hampi

The remains of what was, not so long ago, the world's largest city.
15.2812, 76.3970
Brooklyn, New York

Manhattan Avenue Street End Park

Once a dumping spot, now a park with a kayak launch
40.7380, -73.9554
Blockhouse No. 1
New York, New York

Blockhouse No. 1

This ruined fort hidden at the top of Central Park can't seem to keep from losing its historical plaques
40.7975, -73.9558
(Michelle Enemark CC Attribution Share Alike)
Brooklyn, New York

Newtown Creek Nature Walk

Nature and beauty amidst pollution and industrial wreckage
40.7363, -73.9488
Brooklyn, New York

Digester Eggs

A modern addition to the Greenpoint skyline.
40.7333, -73.9444
(Flickr/4rilla)
Queens, New York

5 Pointz

A graffiti Mecca welcoming artists from around the world.
40.7451, -73.9453
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Oil Spill

A 120-year oil leak slowly unleashes more gallons of oil than the Exxon/Mobil disaster
40.7280, -73.9392
The remains of Riverside Hospital at North Brother Island
Bronx, New York

North Brother Island

Home to the infamous "Typhoid Mary" and the worst loss of life in New York's history until September 11, 2001.
40.8007, -73.8981
Brooklyn, New York

House of Yes

A band of aerialists and circus performers putting on incredible shows in East Williamsburg
40.7068, -73.9236
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
Plane in Hangar B
Brooklyn, New York

Floyd Bennett Field

Home of aviation trailblazers
40.5819, -73.8913
One of the formidable Harris Batteries.
Queens, New York

Fort Tilden

This abandoned seaside fortress is now simply an imposing ruin being taken back by nature
40.5632, -73.8833
Inside the Tent of Tomorrow of the New York State Pavilion (2009)
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO shaped pavilion
40.7462, -73.8445
Sunrise at the Queens panorama
Queens, New York

A Panorama View of New York City

A 9,335 square foot architectural model of the entire New York City
40.7357, -73.8403
Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida
St. Petersburg, Florida

Salvador Dalí Museum

Florida might be at its most surreal in this museum devoted to the famed Spanish artist.
27.7660, -82.6314
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border
34.4992, -79.3082
Steampunk Tree House
Milton, Delaware

Steampunk Tree House

What began as an art installation is now the private drinkhaüs for a brewery's employees
38.7702, -75.3109
Flanders, New York

Big Duck

A former poultry store that looks like a giant duck and is one of the "seven wonders" of Long Island
40.9072, -72.6224