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The Jane Hotel
New York, New York

The Jane Hotel

This historic building housed the surviving crew members of the Titanic, who were left destitute after the wreck.
40.7382, -74.0094
The Piazza dei Miracoli, with the Tower in the center and the two white anchors in the lower right.
Pisa, Italy

Guy Rope Anchors for the Leaning Tower of Pisa

The only visible reminders of an elaborate engineering project that kept the tower from reaching the tipping point.
43.7237, 10.3966
Very different from its neighbor back in the '30s
New York, New York

William Lescaze Townhouse

New York City's first Modernist house.
40.7544, -73.9709
Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial pathway is the oldest continuously used residential street in the U.S.
39.9528, -75.1424
The Farrin and McCullough coal hole cover
New York, New York

St. Luke's Place Coal Hole Covers

These ornate manhole covers were used for a now-forgotten purpose.
40.7302, -74.0056
One of the "Guardians of Health."
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Washburn Park Water Tower

Eight "Guardians of Health" protect this art deco water tower from pollutants and bacteria.
44.9108, -93.2842
They seem to be trying to get to the "portholes"
New York, New York

Graybar Rats

Rat sculptures try to infiltrate the Graybar Building in an architectural tribute to New York City's nautical history.
40.7527, -73.9759
TWA Flight Center original concourse
Queens, New York

TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport

A futuristic airport terminal built in the 1960s, abandoned for years, and soon to be reopened as a hotel.
40.6458, -73.7776
The Nostalgia Train, a.k.a. the Shoppers Special.
New York, New York

Holiday Nostalgia Train

Once a year a vintage subway train runs from Manhattan to Queens, with a detour through the 20th century.
40.7239, -73.9913
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our Lady of Lourdes Church

The oldest continually used church in Minneapolis also sells great meat pies.
44.9872, -93.2586
Minneapolis Manhole Covers
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis Manhole Covers

Downtown Minneapolis mixed art and function by turning some of their sewer covers into works of art.
44.9833, -93.2667
Mary Tyler Moore in downtown Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mary Tyler Moore Statue

A bronze statue on a downtown corner honors Minneapolis's favorite career gal.
44.9767, -93.2729
View of the Potomac Park Levee
Washington, D.C.

Potomac Park Flood Levee

This mysterious structure by the Washington Monument is a flood barrier designed to protect the White House against rising waters.
38.8914, -77.0395
Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

Up to 100,000 Jews buried 12 deep rest eternally in this 15th century cemetery.
50.0896, 14.4171
Timewheel
Budapest, Hungary

Timewheel

Possibly the world's largest hourglass only needs to be reset every New Year's Eve.
47.5128, 19.0805
One of nine gardens
Wilmette, Illinois

Bahá'í Temple

The only Bahá'í house of worship in North America and one of only eight worldwide.
42.0744, -87.6842
Paley Park in the Winter
New York, New York

Paley Park

A small peaceful park and waterfall tucked amid the urban grind of Midtown Manhattan.
40.7603, -73.9751
SS United States seen from the water
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

SS United States

Current docking place of the SS United States, the fastest transatlantic ocean liner.
Sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery
Tin Pan Alley today
New York, New York

The Remnants of Tin Pan Alley

The one-time epicenter of American songwriting is now a little remembered Manhattan commercial block.
40.7459, -73.9897
Brooklyn, New York

Pencil Factory

Once part of a vast Pencil empire and where the first colored pencils were produced.
40.7297, -73.9576
Museum of Sex
New York, New York

Museum of Sex

A semi-scholarly approach to sex.
40.7442, -73.9877
C. O. Bigelow Apothecary
New York, New York

C. O. Bigelow Apothecary

The oldest operating apothecary in the US has treated everyone from Thomas Edison to Mark Twain.
40.7339, -73.9992
The store responsible for Broome Street's title
New York, New York

284 Broome Street

The competition: breathe deeply as long as you can.
40.7186, -73.9914
Brooklyn, New York

India Street Pier

The return of something once considered a basic part of life.
40.7317, -73.9613