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New York, New York

5 Beekman Street

This beautiful building in the heart of Manhattan's Financial District was empty for decades.
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Albertine has over 14,000 books from 30 French-speaking countries.
New York, New York


Though its celestial ceiling is impressive, the true star is the vast collection of French books.
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Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia

Dinosaur of Ta Prohm

Hoax, mistake, or evidence of dinosaurs in human times?
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A little gem awaits.
Bolinas, California

Alamere Falls

This rare example of a "tidefall" is a spectacular drop from the cliffs directly into the sea.
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Quepos, Costa Rica

El Avion Restaurant and Bar

Sister plane of the C-123 shot down during the Iran-Contra Affair has found a new purpose in retirement.
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Alcatraz from the Bay 2012
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
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(Flickr/Carlos Affonso)
Qesm Saint Katrin, Egypt

St. Catherine's Monastery

Charnel house at the foot of Mount Sinai.
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Interior of the Dream House
New York, New York

Dream House

Lamonte Young and Mariane Zazeela's "Dream House" will immerse you in an ever changing world of sound and light.
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Man working at Acme
Brooklyn, New York

Acme Smoked Fish

“Wagon Jobber" turned smokehouse magnate's family-owned business is still going strong 100 years later.
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Sierra Bullones, Philippines

Chocolate Hills

Bohol's mysterious brown hills.
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Boston, Massachusetts

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (The Gardner)

Two thousand artifacts from around the world collected by one woman with an addiction.
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The famous statue has had an interesting life.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

John Harvard 'Statue of Three Lies'

The statue of John Harvard isn't actually John Harvard—or even, technically, the founder of the school.
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Fernald State School
Waltham, Massachusetts

Fernald State School

Run by a eugenics advocate, this aging institution conducted secret radiation experiments sponsored by Quaker Oats.
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Concord, Massachusetts

Walden Pond

"the sweltering inhabitants of Charleston and New Orleans, of Madras and Bombay and Calcutta, drink at my well . . . The pure Walden water is mingled with the sacred water of the Ganges."
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The Redstone Schoolhouse
Sudbury, Massachusetts

The Redstone Schoolhouse

This classic red schoolhouse is said to have been where Mary and her little lamb went to school.
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The new faery door.
San Francisco, California

Faery Door

San Franciscans leave gifts and messages for the magical beings that live behind the tiny, mysterious door installed on a tree in Golden Gate Park.
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San Francisco, California

Prayer Book Cross

A monumental cross hides in the trees in Golden Gate Park.
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"Anti-Saloon League San Francisco Est. 1920" A sign seen outside Bourbon & Branch.
San Francisco, California

Bourbon & Branch

A nondescript building that's been funtioning as a speakeasy for nearly a century and a half.
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Wood Line
San Francisco, California

Wood Line

Get lost in this haunting fairytale art walk through a man-made eucalyptus grove.
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