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Abandoned Dennings Point Brickworks
Beacon, New York

Dennings Point Ruins

This abandoned factory on the Hudson River once churned out a million bricks a week.
41.4913, -73.9826
Section of the restored Cliff Walk
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Cliff Walk

Three and a half miles of cliffs, rocky beaches, Gilded Age mansions and 40 Steps to nowhere in particular.
41.4851, -71.2976
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
Note the ring on the ceiling. Used for bed drapes or netting
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Longfellow House

One of America's most historic homes also holds a startling literary legacy.
42.3770, -71.1264
Boston, Massachusetts

Hood Milk Bottle

Ice cream stand, snack bar, and time capsule of milk conveyance.
42.3517, -71.0502
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
Typical Boston gravestones showing the winged death head
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
42.3573, -71.0613
This early illustration reflects the extreme interest and reaction to the massacre by the colonists
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of the Boston Massacre

The American Revolution was galvanized into serious action due to the tragic clash with British soldiers that occurred at this location.
42.3581, -71.0578
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
42.3600, -71.0562
Paul Revere House from the street
Boston, Massachusetts

The Paul Revere House

Oldest house in downtown Boston was once the home of Paul Revere.
42.3638, -71.0537
Stairs up to the bell tower
Boston, Massachusetts

Old North Church

The site of Paul Revere's historic two lantern warning.
42.3663, -71.0543
It's half the size of that car!
Boston, Massachusetts

Skinny House

Narrowest house in Boston.
42.3669, -71.0562
Machu Picchu.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
-13.1631, -72.5450
This would be very hard to move. We'll just leave that there.
San Antonio de Pichincha, Ecuador

Middle of the World

An elaborate shrine dedicated to the four corners of the world unfortunately misses its mark.
-0.0021, -78.4558
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
40.7542, -73.9881
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
Irish Hunger Memorial.
New York, New York

Irish Hunger Memorial

Blighted Irish field and the ruins of a 19th-century cottage on the edge of urban Manhattan.
40.7145, -74.0155
Lightship Frying Pan at Pier 66 Maritime
New York, New York

The Lightship Frying Pan

Rummage through this sunken ship, but leave your scuba gear at home.
40.7519, -74.0084
New Yorker Hotel
New York, New York

New Yorker Hotel

The New York hotel where tragic visionary Nikola Tesla spent his final hours, destitute and alone but for the pigeons.
40.7527, -73.9935
Looking south on Thirteenth Avenue
New York, New York

The Remnants of Manhattan's Thirteenth Avenue

Manhattan's Thirteenth Avenue was made on landfill then deliberately destroyed — apart from one small, obscure block.
40.7400, -74.0136
New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
40.7144, -73.9981
New York, New York

The High Line

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

Mmuseumm

A tiny museum housed in a New York freight elevator specializes in the "overlooked, dismissed, or ignored."
40.7174, -74.0028
New York, New York

The Lost Diner

The saddest little diner in New York.
40.7302, -74.0107