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New York, New York

Lenin Statue at Red Square

Salute the leader of the proletariat.
New York, New York

Museum of the American Gangster

This little museum is built on a theater that was once a wildly elaborate speakeasy.
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

This trio of Australian rock spires may have inspired aboriginal legend or just modern tourism.
Kiama, Australia

Kiama Blowhole

This massive water spout has been luring visitors for hundreds of years, some to their death.
Budapest, Hungary

Michael Jackson Memorial Tree

A random tree outside a Budapest hotel has become a DIY shrine to the late singer.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
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.
Shanghai, China

Oriental Pearl Tower

The once highest point in China blends symbolic design with a kick of adrenaline.
Atlanta, Georgia

Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama

The Battle of Atlanta in 360 degrees, featuring Clark Gable as a corpse.
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
Brooklyn, New York

Bomelstein's Jewelers Clock

The only surviving sidewalk clock in Brooklyn.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Cat Sanctuary

The feral felines of Roosevelt Island have a small army of allies and an abandoned hospital all to themselves.
Brooklyn, New York

Vinegar Hill

Walk into the 19th century without leaving Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, New York

Sunny's Bar

Once a popular watering hole among longshoremen and shipyard workers, this neighborhood treasure spans more than 100 years of Red Hook history.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh.
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
Brooklyn, New York

City Reliquary

Brooklyn has some great collections and some weird collections. This is both.
Brooklyn, New York

Boardwalk Empire Set

HBO series' stage tucked away in a Greenpoint lot is the largest theatrical set of its kind in the United States.
Brooklyn, New York

India Street Pier

The return of something once considered a basic part of life.
Budapest, Hungary

The Holy Right

Mummified holy right fist of a 1,000-year-old Saint-king.
Brooklyn, New York

Manhattan Avenue Street End Park

Once a dumping spot, now a park with a kayak launch.
Brooklyn, New York

Astral Apartments

Queen Anne style apartment house built in 1886.
Boston, Massachusetts

Ether Monument

Statue commemorating the use of ether in anesthesia.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Impossibly life-like natural history models created out of glass by a father and son.