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John M. Mossman Lock Collection. (Press photo)
New York, New York

John M. Mossman Lock Collection

Hundreds of antique bank vault locks on display in New York City.
40.7554, -73.9813
Details from the garden façade
Potsdam, Germany

Sanssouci Palace

The "Prussian Versailles" that is as glorious today as when it was built.
52.4047, 13.0353
New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
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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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Brooklyn Bridge Love Locks
New York, New York

Brooklyn Bridge Love Locks

A popular European tradition makes its way to the states on one of America's most famous bridges.
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh.
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One the many bathrooms in the Mansion.
Washington, D.C.

The Mansion on O Street

With over 100 jam packed rooms to explore and elaborate tea services and events, the Mansion on O is a hidden treasure.
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The stairs at night
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist.
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Glen Echo trolley car.
Bethesda, Maryland

Glen Echo Amusement Park

Once home to seven different roller coasters, Glen Echo has undergone many transformations since its founding in 1891.
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The Rosslyn Metro escalator. (Steven Cohen/Atlas Obscura)
Arlington, Virginia

Rosslyn Metro Escalator

At 207 feet, one of the world's longest continuous escalators.
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Greenbrier Resort in 2011.
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Congressional Fallout Shelter at the Greenbrier Resort

America's post-nuclear-attack chambers of Congress.
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(Flickr/Frank Kehren)
St. Marys, Georgia

Dungeness Ruins

Ruins of the Carnegie family mansion on Cumberland Island.
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Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mount Auburn Cemetery

This peaceful Massachusetts graveyard was one of the first "garden-style" cemeteries in America.
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New York Marble Cemetery
New York, New York

New York Marble Cemetery

A hidden "place of interment for gentlemen."
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New York, New York

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union.
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(Flickr/pvsbond)
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
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New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
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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

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
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(WikiCommons)
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
40.7756, -73.9747
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Octagon Tower

A former insane asylum despised by Nelly Bly and Charles Dickens is now fashionable condos.
40.7690, -73.9435
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Lighthouse

A little lighthouse in New York City, surrounded by mysterious stories of insanity-driven construction.
40.7728, -73.9402
Viterbo, Italy

Dining Table at Villa Lante

This immaculate and historic water garden culminates in a massive stone dining table with an inset fountain for chilling the wine of the Cardinal's guests.
42.4280, 12.1551
The Monsters of Bomarzo
Bomarzo, Italy

The Monsters of Bomarzo

A 16th-century horror show built in a lovely Italian garden.
42.4910, 12.2462