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Mithraeum entrance.
Caesarea, Israel

Caesarea Maritima Mithraeum

An ancient underground cultic temple where sunlight penetrates on the summer solstice.
32.5012, 34.8924
Jerusalem, Israel

Meah Shearim

Neighborhood in Jerusalem is home to the ultra-orthodox haredim.
31.7869, 35.2222
Beit Guvrin Caves
Ashkelon, Israel

Beit Guvrin Caves

These numerous Israeli caves were dug out over hundreds years for reasons ranging from hideouts to burial sites.
31.5970, 34.9006
Circassians
Kfar Kama, Israel

Kfar Kama

One of only two towns in Israel populated by Circassians, a sect of Sunni Muslims who are also devoted to Israeli military service.
32.7211, 35.4428
A bustling dig site at Sha'ar HaGolan.
Sha'ar HaGolan, Israel

Sha'ar HaGolan

This archaeological site was the center of the extinct Yarmukian culture which developed the first roads and pottery in Israel.
32.6869, 35.6047
Museum on the Seam
Jerusalem, Israel

Museum On The Seam

Sitting right on the border between East and West Jerusalem this modern art museum is in itself a symbol of Israel's hoped-for unity.
31.7862, 35.2269
The Western Wall Tunnel.
East Jerusalem, West Bank

Western Wall Tunnel

Descend 2,030 years into the past in an ancient tunnel built to support Jerusalem's most famous wall.
31.7767, 35.2343
Rosh HaNikra Grottoes
Acre, Israel

Rosh HaNikra Grottoes

The bluer than blue waters in these natural Israeli caves are reached via the world's steepest cable car.
33.0931, 35.1048
Akhzivland museum
Nahariya, Israel

Akhzivland

The most peaceful "country" in the Middle East.
33.0481, 35.1032
Visitors stand on a 130-foot-high spiral tower.
Binz, Germany

Treetop Tower of Rügen

A long spiraling walkway winds through the surrounding woodlands, rising up above a copper beech tree at the center.
54.4345, 13.5579
Ishavskatedralen
Tromsø, Norway

Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen)

This functioning parish church is also the site of many concert performances due to its wonderful acoustics.
69.6480, 18.9875
New York, New York

190 Bowery

The greatest real estate coup of all time.
40.7212, -73.9941
Maya Hayuk
New York, New York

Houston Bowery Art Wall

This wall on a street corner in Lower Manhattan has been a blank canvas for a rotation of renowned artists since the 1980s.
40.7245, -73.9932
New York, New York

City Hall Station

A beautiful and abandoned New York subway station from 1904, complete with chandelier.
40.7134, -74.0046
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" holds the most expensive penthouse in the city.
40.7125, -74.0083
New York, New York

The Sphere

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
40.7107, -74.0137
The Standard Oil Building
New York, New York

The Standard Oil Building

This curved Manhattan building was built to house the opulence of John D. Rockefeller's oil empire.
40.7054, -74.0129
New York, New York

Wall Street Bombing Scars

Unrepaired walls from a 1920 anarchist bomb attack.
40.7068, -74.0109
Exterior of the chapel.
New York, New York

The John Street Methodist Church

The oldest Methodist church in the United States has been spreading the good news for over two centuries.
40.7091, -74.0081
Spring Street Salt Shed
New York, New York

Spring Street Salt Shed

This simple Manhattan salt house is artfully shaped... well, like a giant granule of salt.
40.7260, -74.0101
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
The Lounge as it appears now, redecorated by Rem Koolhaas
New York, New York

United Nations Delegates Lounge

What happens here stays here – unless it affects the whole world.
40.7496, -73.9671
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
40.7346, -73.9903
New York, New York

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Burn a bit of New York history into your memory.
40.7301, -73.9954