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View from the garden fence
Prague, Czechia

Quo Vadis

A sculpture of the iconic East German car on four legs is a tribute to those who traveled to Prague seeking asylum.
50.0868, 14.3979
The site of the second defenestration of Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Defenestration of Prague Window

The palace window through which Protestant nobles flung two Catholic regents, thus sparking the Thirty Years' War.
50.0902, 14.3996
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

The curiosities and wonders of pharmacy in a delightful historic building.
29.9559, -90.0651
Cemetery in 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1

The oldest cemetery in New Orleans, resting peacefully for over 200 years now.
29.9594, -90.0714
Ignatius J. Reilly Statue
New Orleans, Louisiana

Ignatius J. Reilly Statue

This New Orleans statue of a portly figure in a goofy hat pays homage to a classic of satirical literature.
29.9542, -90.0700
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery

This historic "City of the Dead" lies prominently in the center of New Orleans' famous Garden District.
29.9286, -90.0843
Portraits of Napoleon decorate the bar named in his honour.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Napoleon House

A 200-year-old building in the French Quarter that was to be Napoleon's home in the New World.
29.9558, -90.0653
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

The oldest structure used as a bar in the United States.
29.9606, -90.0639
Coney Art Walls
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Art Walls

This outdoor gallery of graffiti-covered walls pays homage to the past, present, and possible future of street art.
40.5750, -73.9817
The view from the obelisk
Brooklyn, New York

Tomb of Secrets at Green-Wood Cemetery

A way to take your secrets to someone else's grave.
40.6567, -73.9940
Buzz-A-Rama
Brooklyn, New York

Buzz-A-Rama

The last slot car racing arcade in Brooklyn is keeping the dream of speedy little autos alive.
40.6425, -73.9808
William Randolph Hearst's private castle.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
35.6501, -121.1866
The most famous subway grate in the world.
New York, New York

Marilyn Monroe's Subway Grate

This unmarked and unloved Manhattan subway grate created one of the most iconic images in American cinema.
40.7577, -73.9715
New York, New York

Berlin Wall Section

A celebration of capitalism in Midtown.
40.7601, -73.9748
Paley Park in the Winter
New York, New York

Paley Park

A small peaceful park and waterfall tucked amid the urban grind of Midtown Manhattan.
40.7603, -73.9751
From Shell Road under the IND Culver Line.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Island Creek

Waterway populated with abandoned projects, included a submarine.
40.5798, -73.9899
The McGovern Weir Greenhouse
Brooklyn, New York

McGovern Weir Greenhouse

One of only two remaining Victorian-era greenhouses in New York.
40.6590, -73.9962
Brooklyn, New York

Dead Horse Bay

First a horse rendering plant, then a 19th century landfill, this beach is full of glass from thousands upon thousands of broken bottles.
40.5780, -73.8886
Yonkers, New York

Untermyer Park

America's greatest forgotten garden and the former stomping grounds of Son of Sam.
40.9660, -73.8860
War Dog memorial
Hartsdale, New York

Hartsdale Pet Cemetery

The first pet cemetery in the United States.
41.0213, -73.7968
Overlooking New York Harbor.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery

A Victorian cemetery in the heart of Brooklyn remains a popular mecca of morbid curiosity.
40.6590, -73.9956
The Grave of John Matthews
Brooklyn, New York

Grave of John Matthews: The Soda Fountain King

Final resting place of the immigrant who brought artificial seltzer water to America.
40.6554, -73.9977
The hoofprint on Martense Lane Rock.
Brooklyn, New York

Martense Lane Rock

This seemingly unremarkable boulder is said to bear the hoofprint of the devil himself.
40.6533, -74.0016
The Brooklyn Theatre Fire obelisk.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery's Brooklyn Theatre Fire Memorial

A mass grave for victims of one of the city’s worst fires.
40.6591, -73.9958