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Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city 3000 years old and harboring many surprises.
30.3285, 35.4427
View from inside the cave
East Jerusalem, West Bank

Zedekiah's Cave

An ancient quarry rediscovered by a dog and claimed by biblical kings, a German cult, and the Freemasons.
31.7828, 35.2322
Jerusalem YMCA
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem YMCA

This historic rec center in the heart of Israel is a bastion of peace and togetherness.
31.7746, 35.2220
The wall of the Makhtesh.
Ramat Negev Regional Council, Israel

Makhtesh Ramon

A massive, heart-shaped, wind-carved crater in the middle of the Israeli desert.
30.5953, 34.8368
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Cyclorama

A dramatic, 360-degree recreation of Pickett's Charge in the Civil War.
39.8112, -77.2247
Tasters
Brooklyn, New York

Van Brunt Stillhouse

Micro-distillery in Brooklyn produces New York’s first homemade rum since Prohibition.
40.6738, -74.0101
Brooklyn, New York

Red Hook Houses

One of the largest public housing complexes in New York once visited by Eleanor Roosevelt.
40.6773, -74.0102
The entrance to the pier.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook

A cruise terminal that changes the atmosphere of Red Hook's industrial waterfront.
40.6798, -74.0122
Brooklyn, New York

Red Hook Warehouse

A massive forgotten storehouse from 1913 on the Brooklyn Waterfront has a spectacular view of Brooklyn.
40.6805, -74.0103
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
Castle Williams
New York, New York

Castle Williams

In its day this historic fort held 100 cannons pointed in almost every direction to protect New York.
40.6928, -74.0192
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
40.6904, -74.0164
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.
40.7083, -74.0128
A boat being serviced using a dry dock. (amberjol/Flickr)
Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

A decommissioned military complex that's now a modern industrial park.
40.7026, -73.9698
New York, New York

Wall Street Bombing Scars

Unrepaired walls from a 1920 anarchist bomb attack.
40.7068, -74.0109
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.
40.7061, -73.9969
Detail of the Tiffany-designed elevators. Economical cast iron, not bronze!
New York, New York

The Woolworth Building

Once the tallest building in the world and the site of "the highest dinner ever held in New York" this building now holds the most expensive penthouse in the city.
40.7125, -74.0083
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.
51.5029, -0.1301
Rila Monastery
Rilski manastir, Bulgaria

Rila Monastery

This historic black and white monastery is one of Bulgaria's architectural jewels.
42.1333, 23.3403
Roman Theater in Plovdiv
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv Roman Theater

This ancient theater, restored in the 20th century, lives on as a venue for dramatic and musical performances.
42.1470, 24.7511
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cementerio de la Recoleta

Buenos Aires' city of the dead contains some very famous remains, including Eva Perón.
-34.5886, -58.3925
Montevideo, Uruguay

Monumento la Carreta

An epic sculpture depicting a wagon and straining oxen.
-34.9000, -56.1453
Montevideo, Uruguay

Palacio Salvo

The design of the Palacio Salvo has been described as "a lighthouse on top of a building."
-34.9036, -56.1806
Massachusetts War Memorial Tower at the Summit
Adams, Massachusetts

Mount Greylock

Inspiring Herman Melville and Henry David Thoreau, Mount Greylock in western Massachusetts is the highest point in the state at 3,491 feet above sea level.
42.6376, -73.1662