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New York, New York

Albertine

Though its celestial ceiling is impressive, the true star is the vast collection of French books.
New York, New York

Venetian Room

This lavish room at NYC's French Embassy is a rare relic from the end of the Gilded Age.
New York, New York

Tammany Hall

The notorious headquarters of a corrupt political machine.
New York, New York

Relics of the IRT 14th Street-Union Square Subway Local Platform

Red frames showcase remnants of one of New York's original subway stations.
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
Paris, France

Le Stryge

This demon atop the Notre-Dame de Paris looks utterly bored.
New York, New York

Exchange Bar & Grill

Test your business savvy and play the market for cocktails at this stock exchange-inspired watering hole.
New York, New York

The Former Offices of McKim, Mead and White

The one-time office of the architectural firm that ushered in the Gilded Age is now a Club Monaco.
New York, New York

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Museum

The rough and tumble president's childhood home displays the shirt he was once shot in and the speech that saved him.
Baltimore, Maryland

Papermoon Diner

This beloved Baltimore spot features caged dolls, a giant Pez collection, and many, many mannequins.
New York, New York

6 1/2 Avenue: Manhattan's Secret Street

Tucked away amidst some of the most famous addresses in the world is New York's only fraction of a street.
New York, New York

Water Tower

This translucent sculpture represents a quintessential component of New York City's skyline.
London, England

London's Stretcher Railings

The fences outside some of South London's estates are made from recycled World War II stretchers.
Pompei, Italy

Stone Phalluses of Pompeii

The walls and streets of the ancient city are peppered with penises.
Città del Vaticano, Vatican

Vatican City Walls

Historic fortifications form the boundary of Vatican City, but it’s not entirely surrounded by walls.
Carson, California

International Printing Museum

One of the best collections of antique printing machinery in the world.
London, England

Boadicea and Her Daughters

A statue of the legendary Celtic warrior queen who fought the Roman invaders stands in one of the cities she once destroyed.
London, England

British Library Treasures Gallery

The library houses an incredible collection of some of the world's most impressive books and manuscripts.
Venice, Italy

Palazzo Dario

Those who own or stay at this 500-year-old, allegedly cursed house often meet terrible fates.
London, England

Temple Bar Memorial Dragon

The fierce beast perches atop a pedestal marking where the historic City of London gates once stood.
London, England

The Executioner's Ax

Tucked away in the Tower of London is the weapon once used to execute high-profile prisoners.
Los Angeles, California

Barnsdall Art Park

This historic LA park offers magnificent views and one of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces.
Los Angeles, California

The Babylon Court

This centerpiece of the Hollywood & Highland shopping center is a recreation of a long-lost movie set.
Santa Monica, California

Origami Intersections

Giant origami crease patterns engraved in Santa Monica intersections may even be visible from space.