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New York, New York

The Wishbones of McSorley's Old Ale House

Touching mementoes from those who didn't make it back from World War I still hang in one of New York's oldest bars.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
New York, New York

Wall Street Bombing Scars

Unrepaired walls from a 1920 anarchist bomb attack.
New York, New York

Ghostbusters Firehouse

Don't get slimed in Tribeca.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
New York, New York

Israel Miller's 'Show Folks Shoe Shop' Building

Amid the marketing blitz of modern Times Square is an elegant holdover from its showbiz glory days.
New York, New York

A Map of Broadway Theaters Embedded in a Traffic Island in Times Square

The 28-foot granite map plots the locations of 40 theaters in New York City.
New York, New York

The Players

A posh members-only club with a literally dramatic history.
Amboy, California

Amboy Ghost Town

The ghost town that ended up on Ebay.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel and restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
North Fremantle, Australia

Dingo Flour Sign

Visible from both land and sea.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six ton wedding gift to King of the Scots.
London, England

William Wallace Memorial

A plaque hangs near the execution place of the Scottish Independence leader famously depicted in "Braveheart."
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
Tsai Po, Hong Kong

Old Tai O Police Station

A station built to repel pirates now attracts wealthy vacationers.
Carcassonne, France

La Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne

Historic medieval fortified city in southwest France.
Hong Kong

Noonday Gun

This naval gun is fired every day at noon, an odd timekeeping tradition the origin of which is local legend.
Sydney, Australia

Mortuary Station

A special train service transported Sydney's dead from this station to "Necropolis Receiving Houses" at Rookwood Cemetery.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Whitsundays, Australia

Whitehaven Beach

A small, but award-winning beach known for its literally spotless reputation.
New York, New York

Irish Hunger Memorial

Blighted Irish field and the ruins of a 19th-century cottage on the edge of urban Manhattan.
New York, New York

WPA Murals of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

Magnificent New Deal Murals evoke a time when New York City harbor was one of the world's greatest and busiest ports.
New York, New York

The SeaGlass Carousel

Manhattan’s Battery Park has a whimsical carousel full of spinning, glowing fish.