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Entering the bustling lobby of Correo Mayor
Mexico City, Mexico

Palacio Postal

Gilded heaven for philatelists and architecture freaks, still in full working order despite sitting atop tremulous ground.
19.4362, -99.1373
(Flickr/Riku Kettunen)
Mexico City, Mexico

La Casa Azul

Frida Kahlo's childhood home, now a museum of her life and works.
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Diego and Frida's houses, connected by a bridge
Mexico City, Mexico

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo House Studio Museum

The famous artist couple lived and worked here, in two different houses separated by a bridge.
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Mummies of El Carmen
Mexico City, Mexico

The Mummies at Museo de El Carmen

Twelve natural mummies are displayed in the crypt of this former monastery school.
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(Flickr/Juan Barrios)
Mexico City, Mexico

Soumaya Museum

66,000 pieces of art, donated by one of the world's richest men.
19.4406, -99.2047
Cafebrería El Péndulo Second Floor.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cafebreria El Pendulo

Part bookstore, part cafe, and part forest.
19.4333, -99.2000
Alley of the Kiss
Guanajuato, Mexico

Alley of the Kiss

A Mexican Romeo-and-Juliet-esque legend has given this super-narrow alleyway a reputation for romance.
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The old and the new side by side
Boston, Massachusetts

Exchange Place Staircase to Nowhere

The remnants of a Gilded Age elegance preserved in the middle of a stark modern tower.
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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.
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The Newport Tower
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Tower

Mysterious stone tower featured in many alternative histories of the New World.
41.4858, -71.3099
New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
40.7144, -73.9981
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
Woodstock Town Crier
Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock Town Crier

A bygone village occupation lives on via this quaint public chalkboard.
43.6252, -72.5187
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
A microscope focused on the leg of a mosquito - marching across it is a near invisible menagerie of colorful animals, from cheetahs to giraffes to elephants.
Prague, Czechia

Museum of Miniatures

Microscopic scenes; some call it novelty, some call it art.
50.0873, 14.3893
The pedestrian tunnel under Jelení příkop (the Deer Moat)
Prague, Czechia

The Deer Moat Pedestrian Tunnel

The tunnel's elegant proportions keep you snug with no claustrophobia freak-out.
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Visitors examine the Dripstone Wall for secret passageways
Prague, Czechia

Dripstone Wall

Countless grotesque faces stare out from this eerie Prague art wall.
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Man Hanging Out
Prague, Czechia

Man Hanging Out

What looks like a suicide in progress is actually a statue of Sigmund Freud.
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Mosaic above the front door
Prague, Czechia

Municipal House

A turn of the century building boasting some of the most beautiful art nouveau architecture in Prague.
50.0876, 14.4282
Mummified Thief's Arm
Prague, Czechia

The Thief's Arm at Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetsiho

A 400-year old mummified arm dangles from the ceiling of St. James the Greater, serving as a warning to thieves.
50.0884, 14.4246
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
Statue of Franz Kafka with headphones for size comparison.
Prague, Czechia

Statue of Franz Kafka

A surreal statue honoring Prague's favorite literary son.
50.0901, 14.4207
Haiti

Sans Souci Palace

Palace of Henri Christophe, a slave who became the brutal kleptocrat of Haiti.
19.6047, -72.2186
Citadelle Laferrière
Haiti

Citadelle Laferrière

This iconic fortress was once the crown jewel of Haiti's national defense.
19.5736, -72.2439