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Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Hoia-Baciu Forest

Some call this eerie forest of crooked trees the "Bermuda Triangle of Romania."
Ljubljana, Slovenia

'Faces' of Locksmith Street

A trough of 700 strange bronze faces runs through a narrow alley in Ljubljana's old town.
Kantubek, Uzbekistan

Vozrozhdeniye Island

Former island in the Aral Sea used to be a top-secret Russian bio-weapons facility.
New York, New York

Lenin Statue at Red Square

Salute the leader of the proletariat.
New York, New York

Wall Street Bombing Scars

Unrepaired walls from a 1920 anarchist bomb attack.
New York, New York

Titanic Memorial

Manhattan's lighthouse, erected at the insistence of the unsinkable Molly Brown.
New York, New York

Statue of Liberty's Original Torch

Lady Liberty's first beacon of enlightenment is now displayed in a museum near the statue.
New York, New York

Long Lines Building

An uber-secure, windowless tower of doom in the center of Manhattan is an NSA spyscraper.
New York, New York

Blockhouse No. 1

This ruined fort hidden at the top of Central Park can't seem to keep from losing its historical plaques.
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

Marilyn Monroe's Subway Grate

This unmarked and unloved Manhattan subway grate created one of the most iconic images in American cinema.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Tramway

One of only two commuter aerial tramways in the United States.
New York, New York

Pier 54: The Titanic's Arrival Destination

A dilapidated dock tells the story of Titanic's missed arrival.
New York, New York

Track 61

This abandoned subway station beneath the Waldorf-Astoria hotel is allegedly used to secretly transport presidents.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
Oradour-sur-Glane, France

Oradour

This French ghost town from World War II has been left as a memorial to German atrocities during World War II.
Berlin, Germany

DDR Watch Tower

This watchtower once presided over the Berlin Wall.
Seattle, Washington

Tashkent Park

This park celebrates a sister city relationship that survived the Cold War.
Innichen, Italy

Bagni Wildbad

Crumbling ruins of the thermal baths that once attracted royals and aristocrats from throughout Europe.
Cave del Predil, Italy

Cave del Predil

With its mine closed, this old village is starting to resemble a ghost town.
Osijek, Croatia

The Red Fićo

A tribute to an iconic act of defiance from the Croatian War of Independence involving a small car.
Langenenslingen, Germany

Jünger-Haus Wilflingen

The former home of Ernst Jünger, an eccentric German novelist, philosopher, entomologist, and psychonaut.
Jettingen-Scheppach, Germany

Kuno II

The world's first jet-powered aircraft were assembled by the Germans in this secret factory in the forest during WWII.
Wehringen, Germany

Fasan Explosives Factory

Hidden in the forest are the crumbling, graffiti-covered remains of the factory where most of Germany's explosives were produced during World War II.