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Portland, Oregon

Pittock Mansion

This sandstone mansion was the home of two of Oregon's most important pioneers.
Portland, Oregon

Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden

Statues of Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ribsy the dog in the park where their adventures "really happened."
Portland, Oregon

Mill Ends Park

The world's smallest park was dedicated in 1948 as the only colony for leprechauns west of Ireland.
Portland, Oregon

The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium

An emporium for the weird, creepy, rare, and just plain gross.
Portland, Oregon

The Witch's Castle

These old stone ruins in the Oregon wilderness were once bathrooms and are steeped in legends of murder.
Newcastle upon Tyne, England

The Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle

This century-old grotesque has a mysterious history and may not actually be a rabbit.
San Diego, California

Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge

This futuristic bridge is one of the longest self-anchored pedestrian bridges in the world.
New York, New York

The General Worth Monument

This monument to a veteran of the Mexican-American War is one of only two in Manhattan that serve as an actual mausoleum.
Brooklyn, New York

Ebbets Field Apartments

The ballpark in "Pigtown" where the Brooklyn Dodgers made their name was replaced with a huge apartment complex.
Brooklyn, New York

Monsignor McGolrick Park

Once called Winthrop Park in 1889, home to a decidedly sexy tribute to the Monitor vs. Merrimac battle.
Brooklyn, New York

Commandant's House

This impressive mansion in Vinegar Hill has some mysterious details in its architecture.
Brooklyn, New York

The Evergreens Cemetery

Final resting place for the Triangle Shirtwaist fire’s unidentified victims.
Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

A decommissioned military complex that's now a modern industrial park.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery

A Victorian cemetery in the heart of Brooklyn remains a popular mecca of morbid curiosity.
Brooklyn, New York

The Carousel in Prospect Park

You can still ride this 100-year-old work of art in Brooklyn's largest public park.
Brooklyn, New York

New York Transit Museum

Ride the subways of yesteryear.
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

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

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union.
New York, New York

Castle Williams

In its day this historic fort held 100 cannons pointed in almost every direction to protect New York.
New York, New York

The Brown Building

The site of the deadly Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
New York, New York

Jeffrey's Hook Light

Little Red Lighthouse under the George Washington Bridge.
New York, New York

Paley Park

A small peaceful park and waterfall tucked amid the urban grind of Midtown Manhattan.
New York, New York

Nikola Tesla Street Corner

Commemorating the spot where the famous scientist fed his pigeons.
New York, New York

The Peace Fountain at Cathedral of St. John the Divine

A curious fountain that has no water and includes Satan, a crab, and 9 giraffes.