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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

The oldest structure used as a bar in the United States.
29.9606, -90.0639
Brooklyn, New York

Rubulad

Check out the underground party scene at the "Burning Man of Brooklyn."
40.7046, -73.9273
Pasadena, California

Blind Donkey

Whiskey lovers, this is your happy place.
34.1688, -118.1588
New York, New York

Goldbar

A hip bar decorated with walls of golden skulls.
40.7204, -73.9971
New York, New York

Exchange Bar & Grill

Test your business savvy and play the market for cocktails at this stock exchange-inspired watering hole.
40.7375, -73.9845
Brooklyn, New York

Bushwick Schoolhouse

An 1883 schoolhouse now home to collective of artists.
40.7000, -73.9392
Diving suit by the Carmagnolle brothers from 1882
Paris, France

Musée National de la Marine

Museum on French naval history, with magnificent figureheads, a historic diving suit, and a boat used by Napoleon.
48.8623, 2.2876
London, England

The Theatre

Two plaques commemorate the site of Shakespeare's first theatre.
51.5247, -0.0800
London, England

Columbia Road Shops and Flower Market

The Columbia Road Flower Market is now open every Sunday, rain or shine.
51.5294, -0.0694
Paris Point Zero
Paris, France

Paris Point Zero

The very center of Paris is surrounded by a bevy of strange good luck rituals.
48.8534, 2.3482
Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket Whaling Museum

Artifacts of whaling, with both its perils and adventure, are housed in this museum in a former candle factory.
41.2856, -70.0989
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
51.5322, -0.1240
The Huer's Hut
Newquay, England

The Huer's Hut

An ancient hotspot for spotting schools of fish.
50.4198, -5.0885
Lighthouse and Coast Guard administration buildings
Narragansett, Rhode Island

Point Judith Lighthouse

This lighthouse was witness to the end of WWII hostilities and now collects creepy cairns.
41.3614, -71.4811
The Democracy Monument
Bangkok, Thailand

Democracy Monument

Bangkok celebrated its shifting monarchy with a militaristic homage to democracy.
13.7644, 100.4992
The church's interior
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
41.4036, 2.1744
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.
51.5029, -0.1301
Paris, France

Deyrolle Taxidermy

Paris' fabled purveyor of exotic taxidermy and natural history curios.
48.8563, 2.3263
The building stands almost exactly as it did 200 years ago, inside and out, with expansions for an upstairs cafe and restaurant
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean Lafitte's Old Absinthe House

A 200-year-old bar in the historic French Quarter refuses to give up its place in history, nor its role in securing ours.
29.9554, -90.0684
The gallery of maps, showing the ceiling
Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy.
41.9065, 12.4534
Mystic Pizza
Groton, Connecticut

Mystic Pizza

This small town pizzeria won the Hollywood lottery.
41.3540, -71.9730
Boston, Massachusetts

All Saints Way

"Mock all and sundry things, but leave the saints alone."
42.3664, -71.0526
Echo Bridge
Newton, Massachusetts

Echo Bridge

A historic bridge with a lovely acoustic anomaly.
42.3148, -71.2270
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."
42.4405, -71.3345