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The Stonewall Jackson Manual Training and Industrial School
Concord, North Carolina

The Stonewall Jackson Manual Training and Industrial School

The cruel trial of a 13-year-old boy inspired the creation of this now abandoned reformatory.
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Helen's Bridge
Asheville, North Carolina

Helen's Bridge

This bridge is haunted by the ghost of a distraught mother.
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(Audium press photo)
San Francisco, California

Audium-Theatre of Sound-Sculptured Space

Only theater in the world constructed specifically for sound movement.
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Claremont, North Carolina

The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge

A historic covered bridge, possibly the last of its kind in the United States.
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San Francisco, California

Good Vibrations Antique Vibrator Museum

This vibrator museum honors dildo history.
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San Francisco, California

The Golden Fire Hydrant

The miraculous hydrant that saved the Mission District in 1906.
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(Flickr/Uptown Almanac)
San Francisco, California

The First Sea-Punk Mural

Art from the latest counter-culture; kids who dye their hair blue and believe the future will be a post-apocalyptic water world.
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Mission Dolores Cemetery
San Francisco, California

Mission Dolores Cemetery

The oldest burial ground in the city, final resting place of city founders, Ohlone natives and murderers alike.
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View from the street
San Francisco, California

Defenestration

Furniture tries to escape an abandoned building in San Francisco.
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Paxton Gate Exterior
San Francisco, California

Paxton Gate

A shop full of natural curiosities, carnivorous plants, and costumed taxidermied mice.
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San Francisco, California

Balmy Alley Murals

Stunning street art as political theater for the masses.
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London, England

Chelsea Physic Garden

London's old-school healing garden.
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London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
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A circular outline marks the underground location of the Roman amphitheater
London, England

Guildhall's Underground Roman Amphitheater

A 2000-year-old Roman amphitheater lies just below Guildhall Yard.
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London Stone
London, England

The London Stone

This legendary stone is of unknown origin, and throughout history has been a literal touchstone for British leaders.
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Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon
London, England

Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon

The remains of the great moral philosopher reside in a cabinet in London.
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London, England

Polly at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

The taxidermied remains of a once-great parrot.
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London, England

Postman's Park: Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice

A quiet memorial to those who died saving others in the heart of the City of London.
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London, England

London's Original and All-Inspiring Coffee House

The site of London's first coffee house has been serving refreshments of one kind or another for 360 years.
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East Sussex, England

Beachy Head

England's most notorious suicide spot.
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London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy.
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London, England

The Cockpit

A friendly pub with a sordid past in cock fighting.
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Abandoned Henry River Mill Village
Hildebran, North Carolina

Abandoned Henry River Mill Village

An abandoned village that doubled as "The Hunger Games"' post-apocalyptic wasteland is up for grabs.
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The aligned segments create a human head.
Charlotte, North Carolina

David Černý's Metalmorphosis

A psychological self-portrait in the form of a giant, segmented head.
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