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Worcester, Massachusetts

Lois Lane

A comic book store got the road by its shop officially renamed after Superman's girlfriend.
Worcester, Massachusetts

Burnside Fountain - Turtle Boy

The Burnside Fountain and its questionable interpretation.
Worcester, Massachusetts

Bancroft Tower

This miniature feudal castle was built on a whim to honor a US Navy pioneer.
Providence, Rhode Island

'Untitled (Lamp/Bear)'

This blue behemoth of a bear is a colorful homage to Brown University's mascot.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Old Slater Mill

The place where Samuel "Slater the Traitor" brought the Industrial Revolution to America.
Providence, Rhode Island

Big Blue Bug

Ironically this massive termite is the mascot for a company that is acclaimed for killing his kind.
Providence, Rhode Island

Industrial National Bank Building

Rhode Island's tallest building bears a resemblance to the "Daily Planet" building and has been empty for more than five years.
Narragansett, Rhode Island

The Towers of Narragansett

The only surviving fragment of the lost Narragansett Pier Casino.
Providence, Rhode Island

Fleur-De-Lys Studio

An architectural statement of artistic intent smack in the middle of Providence, Rhode Island's Colonial uniformity.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Zenith

This restaurant offers a side of antiques, curios, and a bathroom chock full of owls.
Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania

Grave of Andy Warhol

The pop art icon's gravesite is broadcast 24 hours a day on his museum's website.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Murals of Maxo Vanka

Long hidden under grime, the politically radical murals of a little known Yugoslavian master are finally getting their due.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

St. Anthony's Chapel

This church in Pittsburgh is home to the largest collection of religious relics in North America.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Church Brew Works

A restored Pittsburgh house of God has been converted to a marvelous house of suds.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Protractors

Hundreds of protractors affixed to surfaces all over the city.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Center for PostNatural History

Mutant vegetables, transgenic mosquitos, and atomic rodents span the walls of this one-of-a-kind museum.
Braddock, Pennsylvania

Carrie Furnaces

These disused steel furnaces are now haunting ruins that may one day be a national park.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bacchus House

The god of wine stares out at passersby on this busy Pittsburgh thoroughfare.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Roslyn Place

The last street in Pittsburgh that's paved with wood.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Fence

Once the most painted on object in the world, this short campus fence is well on its way to being so again.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden

This Old Testament garden features 100 plants from biblical times.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dippy the Dinosaur

A model of a dinosaur that was named for Andrew Carnegie stands outside the museum that also bears his name.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cathedral of Learning

The largest university building in the West is a gothic masterpiece containing dozens of theme rooms based on different countries.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Gene Kelly's Pittsburgh Plaque

This plaque marks a place where one of Hollywood’s most famous dancers got his start.