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Paris, France

Fountain of Innocents

A 16th-century fountain marks the site of a lost medieval cemetery once filled with mass graves.
Paris, France

Montmartre Cemetery

A horde of stray cats rule in this secluded Parisian cemetery under a bridge.
Marseille, France

Unite d'Habitation and the Radiant City

What if all public housing projects had been designed by "the Pygmalion of modern architecture," not only their prototype?
Lyon, France

Église du Bon-Pasteur

This abandoned church in central Lyons is missing its front stairs.
Lyon, France

Traboules Secret Passages

Hundreds of hidden passageways weave through the old quarters of Lyon.
Bayeux, France

Bayeux Tapestry

This enormous "cloth of the conquest" depicts the Norman invasion of England in mind-blowing detail.
Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln's Receiving Vault

The original vault that held the president's remains still stands, empty, not far from where he was finally buried.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park

Fort Garry was a pivotal post for the Hudson’s Bay Company and a major factor in the economy and political culture of the area.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg the Bear Statue

A statue in a Canadian zoo remembers the WWI origins of the beloved character Winnie-the-Pooh.
New York, New York

The Narrowest Building in New York

This slender three-story building has also had several famous residents.
New York, New York

Grand Central Oyster Bar

This subterranean oyster house has been the pearl of Grand Central Station since 1913.
New York, New York

Grand Central Ceiling Dark Patch

A dark patch of the ceiling at Grand Central Terminal which was not restored is still stained brown by tobacco.
New York, New York

Keen's Steakhouse

Everyone from Mark Twain to Teddy Roosevelt has a pipe hanging from the walls of this historic chophouse.
New York, New York

President Ulysses S. Grant's Tomb

Visit the monolithic tomb of America's most famous general.
New York, New York

Governors Island

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

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
Memphis, Tennessee

Mud Island River Park

Walk the whole Mississippi River!
Aladdin, Wyoming

Aladdin Coal Tipple

The crumbling structure is a rare surviving relic of the area's bygone mining industry.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Grave of Callum DeVillier

For posterity, a singular achievement: 3,780 hours of dancing.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

First National Bank Building Skyway

Built in 1931, this small passageway is believed to be the first modern skyway.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ard Godfrey House

The oldest remaining frame residence in Minneapolis.
Pipestone, Minnesota

Giant Pipe of Pipestone

A town honors its legacy of traditional American Indian pipe carving with one gigantic pipe.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Studio Payne Art Gallery and Oddities Shop

Admire the art and then buy a raccoon skull cleaned by flesh-eating beetles.