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Iron rails from the Incline Plane lay discarded, slowly sinking into the earth.
Washington, D.C.

C&O Boat Elevator Ruins

This forgotten boat elevator was an engineering marvel in its heyday.
38.9090, -77.0933
The ruins.
Washington, D.C.

Ruins of the Columbian Cannon Foundry

These recently uncovered walls are all that's left of Washington, D.C's first defense contractor.
38.9054, -77.0790
Volta Laboratory & Bureau
Washington, D.C.

Volta Laboratory & Bureau

Helen Keller once broke ground on this historic center for the study of technologies to benefit the hearing impaired.
38.9099, -77.0688
Approximate location of the tunnel marked in yellow.
Washington, D.C.

Russian Embassy

The U.S. government's 300-foot spy tunnel under the embassy never quite delivered as promised.
38.9247, -77.0750
Gay Liberation Monument.
New York, New York

Gay Liberation

The first piece of public art dedicated to LGBT rights.
40.7337, -74.0019
Nice parking job.
Washington, D.C.

Navy Yard Railroad Gun

One of the largest artillery pieces in the world sits in a Washington D.C. parking lot.
38.8724, -76.9962
Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery.
Alexandria, Virginia

Contrabands and Freedmen Cemetery

Once forgotten and built over, this historic African American cemetery now houses a poignant memorial.
38.7945, -77.0497
The birds are rarely well behaved.
Herndon, Virginia

Kidwell Farm

Where pardoned turkeys spend their all-too-brief final days.
38.9352, -77.4084
Washington, D.C.

Fireworks Safety Zone on the National Mall

On the Fourth of July this area will transform into a Pompeii-like storm of falling embers and ash.
38.8889, -77.0440
Exterior of the house.
Waldorf, Maryland

Dr. Samuel Mudd House Museum

Home of the physician who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth after the Lincoln assassination.
38.6096, -76.8262
Point Lookout State Park
Scotland, Maryland

Point Lookout State Park

This scenic Maryland park was the site of one of the worst prison camps of the Civil War.
38.0501, -76.3221
H.P. Lovecraft's last residence
Providence, Rhode Island

H.P. Lovecraft House

Last residence of H.P. Lovecraft featured in his story "The Haunter of the Dark."
41.8286, -71.4052
Detail of the exterior hand-carved art. (via City Profile)
Providence, Rhode Island

Fleur-De-Lys Studio

An architectural statement of artistic intent smack in the middle of Providence, Rhode Island's Colonial uniformity.
41.8277, -71.4086
Providence, Rhode Island

Gun Totem

3,500 pound obelisk constructed with 1,000 reclaimed guns.
41.8251, -71.4076
Providence, Rhode Island

John Hay Library

Books bound in human skin and H. P. Lovecraft's letters are among a few of the treasures this library has to offer.
41.8259, -71.4046
The main reading room of the Athenaeum.
Providence, Rhode Island

Providence Athenaeum

A 19th century library favored by Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, known by locals as "the Ath."
41.8258, -71.4063
The Stephen Harris House. In Lovecraft’s time this was known as the Babbitt House; and in Lovecraft's story, “The Shunned House,” this house is called the "William Harris House”; and is run down and rather scary.
Providence, Rhode Island

Stephen Harris House

A simple Colonial home with a past haunted by death and madness.
41.8299, -71.4084
So many jellies
Monterey, California

Jellyfish Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most elaborate displays of Jellyfish is on display at the aquarium.
36.6176, -121.9012
Sandwich Glass Museum
Sandwich, Massachusetts

Sandwich Glass Museum

This delicate museum is devoted to the art and industry that once supported Cape Cod's oldest town.
41.7588, -70.5002
The Bulb River
Sandwich, Massachusetts

The Bulb River

35,000 grape hyacinths flow like water down a garden hill.
41.7494, -70.5076
The Remington Arms factory and its shot tower.
Bridgeport, Connecticut

Remington Shot Tower

Connecticut's shot tower is near the end of its life.
41.1883, -73.1746
 The cemetery in the Fell's Point historic district.
Baltimore, Maryland

Fell Family Cemetery

Wedged between two sets of row houses is an awkwardly located family graveyard.
39.2820, -76.5945
A clone of the clone of the Newton apple tree, present day.
Washington, D.C.

NIST Newton Apple Tree

A clone of a cloned tree that was so important it allegedly had its own guards.
38.9419, -77.0656
Looking out towards the Hungarian Embassy.
Washington, D.C.

Peirce Mill Spy Station

Cold War intelligence agents monitored communist embassies from an attic in a former pigeon coop.
38.9405, -77.0522