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East Jerusalem, West Bank

Immovable Ladder on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

A "miracle" that seems to produce more holy fistfights then holy revelations.
31.7784, 35.2298
Shrine of the Book
Jerusalem, Israel

Shrine of the Book

The home of the Dead Sea Scrolls is an abstract modernist dream.
31.7733, 35.2030
Photo Courtesy the Long Now Foundation
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city 3000 years old and harboring many surprises.
30.3285, 35.4427
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New Haven, Connecticut

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale University's home for rare works, including the mysterious Voynich Manuscript.
41.3115, -72.9271
The Yale Whale (but technically, Ingalls Rink)
New Haven, Connecticut

Ingalls Rink

It looks like a whale, it's part of Yale, and it's best-known by a nickname you can probably work out for yourself.
41.3167, -72.9252
Greenacre Park
New York, New York

Greenacre Park

Read a book next to a Midtown waterfall.
40.7561, -73.9693
The gym
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
33.9854, -118.4727
The lamps shine along Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California

Urban Light

Scores of vintage street lamps shine along L.A.’s Miracle Mile.
34.0628, -118.3594
San Francisco, California

Drawn Stone

Art in the form of a winding, man made crack in stone.
37.7715, -122.4687
Bottom of the station
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world.
34.0509, -118.2498
Interior, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Los Angeles, California

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Crypt mausoleum in cathedral's basement contains relics of third century Roman martyr, Saint Vibiana.
34.0577, -118.2449
The Bradbury Building
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
34.0505, -118.2478
Crystal Cathedral, designed by Philip Johnson: Interior, world's third largest organ features 16,000 pipes.
Garden Grove, California

Crystal Cathedral

Megachurch comprised of 10,000 glass panes.
33.7882, -117.9009
Don't let the unassuming entrance fool you.
Culver City, California

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

A modern day curiosity cabinet.
34.0257, -118.3953
Santa Monica, California

Frank Gehry Residence

Perhaps the most unique of any Frank Gehry design for one simple reason: Gehry himself actually lives here.
34.0352, -118.4848
Los Angeles, California

Ballerina Clown

A three-story, three-dimensional hobo clown in a tutu welcomes CVS shoppers.
33.9962, -118.4780
Naming this building was easy
Los Angeles, California

Binocular Building

In a city filled with Frank Gehry buildings, one stands alone as one of his weirder works.
33.9955, -118.4767
On a sunny day, the chapel looks positively fairytale-esque
Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Wayfarers Chapel

Swedenborgian glass church surrounded by redwoods and perched atop a massive landslide area.
33.7432, -118.3775
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
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
New York, New York

Berlin Wall Section

A celebration of capitalism in Midtown.
40.7601, -73.9748
Queens, New York

The Noguchi Museum

A self-made museum in Queens, New York continues to display the work of a sculptor known for paving his own way.
40.7668, -73.9381
Glass House
New Canaan, Connecticut

Glass House

Home of Philip Johnson, one of the 20th century's most influential architects.
41.1463, -73.4968
Skull and Bones Tomb
New Haven, Connecticut

Skull and Bones Tomb

The headquarters of the famous Yale society.
41.3085, -72.9303