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The Unusual Sights of Manhattan's Financial District
Mmuseumm
Hook & Ladder 8
Detail of the Tiffany-designed elevators. Economical cast iron, not bronze!
Barthman's Sidewalk Clock
Gravestone at Trinity Churchyard.

The Unusual Sights of Manhattan’s Financial District

An off-the-beaten-path walking tour of weird and wonderful sights at the tip of the Manhattan Isle.


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New York City's Most Accessible Abandoned Ruins
Fort Richmond ruins, Fort Wadsworth.
Inside the Tent of Tomorrow of the New York State Pavilion (2009)
One of the formidable Harris Batteries.

New York City’s Most Accessible Abandoned Ruins

11 essential stops on an urban explorer’s tour of New York.


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17 Places to Mentally Escape To While Waiting for Election Results
Kuang Si Waterfalls
Valle dei Mulini
Carezza Lake at the foot of the Dolomites
Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern
Giant Head

17 Places to Mentally Escape To While Waiting for Election Results

Close your eyes and bask in the serenity of these beautiful destinations for your own peace of mind.


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18 Places To See Uncanny Specimens of Wax Anatomy
La Specola.
The Semmelweis Medical Museum in Budapest.
The Museum of Pathological Anatomy of the University of Florence
Anatomical exhibits at the Museo di Palazzo Poggi

18 Places To See Uncanny Specimens of Wax Anatomy

Relics of an earlier, cruder era in medicine.


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A Horror Buff's Great American Roadtrip
Still from the movie
The stairs at night
Hotel Vertigo
Halloween House
Bridge and quay used in the shark attack scene.
112 Ocean Avenue in 1973.

A Horror Buff’s Great American Roadtrip

30 real world locations from scary movies.


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Bone Houses: A Definitive Guide to the World's Ossuaries
Wall detail
Hallstatt Charnel House
Crypt of the Three Skeletons
Putim Ossuary
Dingolfing Beinhaus

Bone Houses: A Definitive Guide to the World’s Ossuaries

40 eerie places storing human skeletal remains.


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