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Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
52.5050, 13.4397
Ingapirca
GUAPÁN, Ecuador

Ingapirca

Ecuador's largest Incan ruins show evidence of sophisticated irrigation and diplomacy among the ancient builders.
-2.5486, -78.8719
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Ambato Canton, Ecuador

Chimborazo

Massive volcano in the Andes is the farthest point from earth's center.
-1.4692, -78.8175
Laguna Quilotoa
Ecuador

Laguna Quilotoa

A turquoise lake within a volcanic crater.
-0.8612, -78.8973
Tulcán Municipal Cemetery
Tulcan, Ecuador

Tulcán Municipal Cemetery

This Ecuadorian cemetery is home to a jaw-dropping topiary wonderland.
0.8192, -77.7143
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
The Aventine Keyhole
Rome, Italy

The Aventine Keyhole

Rome's semi-secret peephole vista is also a once and future Crusader stronghold.
41.8830, 12.4786
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
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
48.8594, 2.3910
The wooden escalators at Macy's are almost 100 years old.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
40.7508, -73.9895
The original Paul's Boutique album cover
New York, New York

The Location of Paul's Boutique

The iconic Manhattan corner that was once the site of the Beastie Boys' fake clothing store.
40.7199, -73.9886
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

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

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union.
40.7287, -73.9902
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New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
40.7756, -73.9747
Gravestone at Trinity Churchyard.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
40.7083, -74.0128
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange, and purposeful, humming noise.
40.7585, -73.9853
New York, New York

The High Line

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

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
40.7281, -73.9948