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Hartford, Connecticut

Charter Oak Frame

A portrait of the Charter Oak hangs in a frame made from the Charter Oak.
41.7636, -72.6730
Boston, Massachusetts

The Earl of Sandwich

A men’s restroom became a sandwich shop.
42.3551, -71.0656
The Weathercock House, built in 1910 by a German merchant
Kobe, Japan

Kitano-chō

Japan's largest collection of Western-style mansions in the port city of Kobe includes a recreation of Sherlock Holmes' 221B Baker Street quarters.
34.7010, 135.1894
The Hanshin Expressway passing through the Gate Tower Building.
Ōsaka-shi, Japan

Hanshin Expressway

This highway in Japan passes through the 5th, 6th, and 7th floors of an office building.
34.6981, 135.4895
Hartford, Connecticut

Statue of Rover

A tribute to the truly loyal dog who waited outside a hospital for his owner to come back.
41.7537, -72.6808
The tower of books.
Washington, D.C.

Lincoln Book Tower

A three-story tower of books about Abraham Lincoln is one of the more unusual monuments to the president.
38.8968, -77.0263
Curio Cabinet
Hartford, Connecticut

Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities

A wunderkammer hidden on the top floor of the Hartford statehouse.
41.7658, -72.6733
Oxford, England

Oxford Museum of Natural History

Home to the most complete dodo remains known - one head, and one foot.
51.7587, -1.2555
The pub is best known as being a meeting spot of the Inklings.
Oxford, England

The Eagle and Child

J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and other "Inklings" met at the Oxford pub to discuss the now legendary fantasy stories they were writing.
51.7572, -1.2603
The famous statue has had an interesting life.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

John Harvard 'Statue of Three Lies'

The statue of John Harvard isn't actually John Harvard—or even, technically, the founder of the school.
42.3743, -71.1173
Many of the gravestones appear to be sinking into the ground
Boston, Massachusetts

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

This landmark cemetery in Boston was created more than 300 years ago.
42.3670, -71.0561
Boston, Massachusetts

Caffe Vittoria

The oldest Italian cafe in Boston, this spot also serves as a veritable museum of vintage coffee ephemera.
42.3640, -71.0543
It's half the size of that car!
Boston, Massachusetts

Skinny House

Narrowest house in Boston.
42.3669, -71.0562
Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mount Auburn Cemetery

This peaceful Massachusetts graveyard was one of the first "garden-style" cemeteries in America.
42.3752, -71.1450
The Shambles.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.
53.9591, -1.0800
Harvard Lampoon building.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Lampoon Building

The headquarters of one of the world’s longest-running humor magazines bears a noticeable resemblance to a head wearing a Prussian helmet.
42.3716, -71.1172
Stolpersteine plaques.
Berlin, Germany

Stolpersteine Holocaust Memorials

Tiny memorials honor individual victims of the Holocaust.
52.5167, 13.3778
Château Frontenac
Québec City, Québec

Château Frontenac

This lovely, if imposing, piece of Canadian gothic is possibly the most photographed hotel in the world.
46.8119, -71.2063
Montreal, Québec

Le Stade Olympique

A massive Montreal stadium that has seen nothing but trouble since its inception.
45.5557, -73.5523
Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.
44.3529, -72.7402
Mount Monadnock, typically crowded.
Jaffrey, New Hampshire

Mount Monadnock

Known as one of the most climbed mountains in the world, this barren peak is permanently bald thanks to an anti-wolf fire.
42.8614, -72.1081
The original torch was replaced in 1986.
New York, New York

Statue of Liberty's Original Torch

Lady Liberty's first beacon of enlightenment is now displayed inside the Pedestal lobby.
40.6895, -74.0449
The Peacock Room.
Washington, D.C.

Peacock Room

This stunning blue and gold room changed cities twice before becoming part of the Smithsonian.
38.8880, -77.0264
The carousel in summer months
Washington, D.C.

Carousel on the National Mall

Washington's iconic carousel has a nice piece of Civil Rights history.
38.8891, -77.0246