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Paris, France

The Gravestone Courtyard

Walk upon the mementos of the dead in this Parisian courtyard paved with medieval tombstones.
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Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond as seen from the grounds of Ross Priory. (Margaret MacGillivray/Atlas Obscura)
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
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Buchanan Castle
Drymen, Scotland

Buchanan Castle

A castle cum hospital that saw some prominent Nazi patients before being left to the whims of nature.
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Inside the Tent of Tomorrow of the New York State Pavilion (2009)
Queens, New York

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The remnants of two World's Fairs are here, complete with a 12-story globe, a mini-Manhattan, and a UFO-shaped pavilion.
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At night, dwarfed by the Goldman Sachs building. (Wikimedia Commons)
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Colgate Clock

On the Hudson, the fourth largest clock in the world.
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New York, New York

Strecker Memorial Laboratory

Site of the first pathological and bacteriological research facility in the United States.
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New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Tramway

One of only two commuter aerial tramways in the United States.
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The most famous subway grate in the world.
New York, New York

Marilyn Monroe's Subway Grate

This unmarked and unloved Manhattan subway grate created one of the most iconic images in American cinema.
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Cole Porter's Piano
New York, New York

Cole Porter's Piano

A famous songsmith's custom piano, dubbed "High Society," is hidden just out of sight in one of New York's finest hotels.
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Track 61
New York, New York

Track 61

This abandoned subway station beneath the Waldorf-Astoria hotel is allegedly used to secretly transport presidents.
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New York, New York

The High Line

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

The Sphere

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
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The Oldest Fence in New York
New York, New York

The Oldest Fence in New York

Built hundreds of years ago this downtown iron barrier once protected a much despised king.
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Gravestone at Trinity Churchyard.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
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New York, New York

Wall Street Bombing Scars

Unrepaired walls from a 1920 anarchist bomb attack.
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Sugar House Prison window
New York, New York

The Sugar House Prison Window

An odd, ancient window that may have once been part of a brutal prison is embedded in the side of New York's Police Plaza.
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Tourists at the great wheel.
Laxey, Isle of Man

The Laxey Wheel

World's largest working waterwheel has been around for over 150 years.
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The South Front and the South Lawn with the Seahorse Fountain. The exterior steps are a 19th century replacement for the original horseshoe shaped steps. (Wikimedia Commons)
Derbyshire, England

Chatsworth House

Seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire for centuries.
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The Riley Graves
Eyam, England

Eyam Plague Village

Eyam took steps to quarantine themselves and keep the plague from spreading.
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A Blue John seam.
Derbyshire, England

Blue John Cavern

A semi-precious cavern system that not only mines rare minerals but also tourists' dollars.
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The remains of Mayfield Station from outside
Manchester, England

Mayfield Railway Station

Manchester's abandoned train depot lingers in a post-industrial purgatory.
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Historic Reading Room
Manchester, England

John Rylands Library

A Victorian Gothic masterpiece housing a world-class collection of rare books and manuscripts.
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Whitby, England

Ruins of Whitby Abbey

The gloomy ruins that inspired Bram Stoker to bring Dracula to life.
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High Royds Hospital
Menston, England

High Royds Hospital

Once a farm where patients tilled the soil. this asylum lost its workforce when overmedicating became common practice.
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