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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.
40.7114, -74.0067
City's sign lists local sights but not the infamous camp. (spinkk/Atlas Obscura)
Dachau, Germany

Dachau Concentration Camp

Prototype for all Nazi concentration camps.
48.2594, 11.4343
The Organ
Luray, Virginia

The Great Stalacpipe Organ

An organ located deep within a cave and whose "pipes" are the geological features of the cave itself.
38.6614, -78.4850
Oyster bar
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
40.7527, -73.9772
Espionage Tools
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
38.8969, -77.0235
The gallery of maps, showing the ceiling
Vatican City

Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy.
41.9065, 12.4534
Dome
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
51.5138, -0.1004
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
37.8029, -122.4482
View from across Piazza San Marco.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower - Torre dell'Orologio

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
45.4347, 12.3389
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
McLean, Virginia

Patowmack Canal

The semi-reclaimed ruins of this canal were once part of an ambitious plan to reroute the mighty potomac.
38.9976, -77.2541
Jacksonville Interchange Spiral from above.
Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Interchange Spiral

Must form and function forever remain at odds? Not if the Florida Department of Transportation has its way.
30.2532, -81.5162
The Oval Forum in Jerash, and the Cardo Maximus
Jerash, Jordan

The Ruins of Jerash

Gladiators battle and chariots race daily in the ruins of a once-great Roman city.
32.2769, 35.9056
Murals to sportsmanship fade on the walls of Amman's Sports City
Amman, Jordan

Sports City

Since being abandoned this sprawling, formerly elite sporting complex in Amman, Jordan has become a local picnic spot.
31.9852, 35.9026
(WikiCommons)
Islamabad, Pakistan

Faisal Mosque

Space-age minarets towering over Islamabad.
33.7280, 73.0396
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
40.7346, -73.9903
New York, New York

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union.
40.7287, -73.9902
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
39.9673, -75.1737
Outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (ncindc/Flickr)
Washington, D.C.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Largest Roman Catholic church in North America.
38.9335, -77.0007
The stairs at night
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist.
38.9055, -77.0702
Houses inside Park Güell designed by Gaudí
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
41.4136, 2.1528
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
The crumbling remnants of the home where an exiled Trotsky lived from 1929 to 1933
Adalar, Turkey

Büyükada

Over the centuries, this island paradise has done it all, from providing monks with ecclesiastical respite to sheltering an exiled Leon Trotsky.
40.8521, 29.1197
Inside the tomb of Sultan Selim II
Istanbul, Turkey

Tombs of the Sultans at Hagia Sophia

Five sultans and their families rest in eternal splendor, teeming with overlooked beauty and drama.
41.0086, 28.9802