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New Orleans, Louisiana

The Oldest Fire Hydrant in New Orleans

This Birdsill Holly fire hydrant is the remnant of a very different type of hydration innovation.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The New Orleans Train Garden

Tiny historical streetcars wind through a small scale version of Crescent City in this whimsical train garden.
New Orleans, Louisiana

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Boarding House

A house of courtship where the Jazz Age's most storied lovers got their start.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Faerie Playhouse

A pink cottage covered in hearts served as a haven and a resting place for LGBTQ activists.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Music Tree

A hurricane-stricken oak tree has been reborn as a beautiful chainsaw artwork.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Carousel Bar

The only rotating bar in New Orleans has been slowly spinning since 1949.
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.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Sazerac Bar

This bar named after the world's first mixed cocktail was home to one of New Orleans' most notorious politicians.
New Orleans, Louisiana

General Laundry Building

It's clear this abandoned Art Deco gem was no ordinary cleaners.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dixie Brewing Company

This relatively recently abandoned brewery is a tragic reminder of the continuing effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Pearl River, Louisiana

Honey Island Swamp

Legend says a primate-like cryptid prowls this otherworldy sliver of the Louisiana bayou.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

This historic train station has been converted to a locomotive themed hotel.
Sparta, Tennessee

Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness

Visit this playground of waterfalls, caves and sinkholes.
Sparta, Tennessee

Tent Graves of Mt. Gilead Cemetery

These early tent-shaped grave coverings are unique to Appalachia.
Montreal, Québec

Le Stade Olympique

A massive Montreal stadium that has seen nothing but trouble since its inception.
Montreal, Québec

Habitat 67

This 1967 experiment in modular architecture was designed to be a new model for urban living.
Montreal, Québec

Biosphere of Montreal

Designed by Buckminster Fuller, this relic of the 67 Expo survived fire and ice.
Montreal, Québec

Farine Five Roses Sign

Two thirds of this Montreal neon icon has survived to flash another day.
Roanoke, Virginia

Roanoke Star

Forget Hollywood, one of the biggest stars in the world can be found in Roanoke, Virginia.
New Windsor, New York

Storm King Art Center

100 massive sculptures in the Hudson River Valley.
Sleepy Hollow, New York

Chagall and Matisse Glass at Union Church

This tiny church near Sleepy Hollow contains Henri Matisse's last work, a rose window, and nine windows by Marc Chagall.
Sleepy Hollow, New York

The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

Oldest existing church in New York and the inspiration for Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Rainbow Crosswalks

A colorful square marks the heart of the city's LGBTQ community.
Atlanta, Georgia

54 Columns

Atlanta's strange assortment of concrete pillars inspires reflection in some, confusion in others.