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Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

Preserved Inca city and site of the last Inca stronghold against the Spanish Conquistadors.
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Machu Picchu: The Lost City of The Inca

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers.
New York, New York

Tom's Restaurant

The "Seinfeld" diner.
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
New York, New York

Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery

Love, knishes, and best wishes from this legendary Lower East Side bakery.
New York, New York

Burger Joint

Slyly buy a shake in the Parker Meridien lobby.
New York, New York

Angel Orensanz Foundation

The oldest surviving synagogue in New York City is now a soaring art space.
New York, New York

The White Horse Tavern

Great place to have a drink and a bite to eat in an atmosphere laden with New York's Bohemian past.
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

High Bridge

The oldest surviving bridge in New York City, which reopened to pedestrians in 2015.
New York, New York

The High Line

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

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
New York, New York

Explorers Club Headquarters

A treasure trove of artifacts, books, and artwork from the "golden age" of exploration.
New York, New York

City Hall Station

A beautiful and abandoned New York subway station from 1904, complete with chandelier.
Fez, Morocco

University of Al-Karaouine

The oldest known university in the world is in Fez, Morocco.
Fez, Morocco

Fes el-Bali

Thousands of narrow alleyways in an ancient medieval city make up what's believed to be the world's largest car-free urban zone.
Fez, Morocco

Chouara Leather Tannery

Traditional 11th-century outdoor tannery.
Fez, Morocco

Merenid Tombs

Crumbling necropolis set high above Fez.
Fez, Morocco

The Blue Gate of Fes

The other side is actually green.
Muscat, Oman

The Muttrah Souq

This bazaar is one of the oldest in the Arabian world.
Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

Amna Suraka Prison

A bloody history is captured in this prison turned museum.
Erbil, Iraq

Erbil Citadel

An ancient fortified mound raised over the millennia from settlements built one on top of the other.
Baku, Azerbaijan

Heydar Aliyev Center

The building's fluid, wavelike walls are a true feat of architectural ingenuity.
Şəki, Azerbaijan

Palace of the Shaki Khans

Foreign invaders almost left this lovely Caucasus palace alone. Almost.