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New Orleans, Louisiana

The Rosegate House

A typical "Old South" manor, once owned by author Anne Rice, served as the setting for several of her witchcraft sagas.
29.9288, -90.0801
2900 Prytania: former boarding house for literary giants
New Orleans, Louisiana

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Boarding House

A house of courtship where the Jazz Age's most storied lovers got their start.
29.9288, -90.0864
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery

This historic "City of the Dead" lies prominently in the center of New Orleans' famous Garden District.
29.9286, -90.0843
Inside
New Orleans, Louisiana

Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo

A museum and shop on Bourbon Street located in the former home of the second Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.
29.9595, -90.0650
New Orleans, Louisiana

LaLaurie Mansion

A symbolic piece of New Orleans architecture—and a ghostly legend.
29.9618, -90.0612
Cemetery in 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana

Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1

The oldest cemetery in New Orleans, resting peacefully for over 200 years now.
29.9594, -90.0714
The building stands almost exactly as it did 200 years ago, inside and out, with expansions for an upstairs cafe and restaurant
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean Lafitte's Old Absinthe House

A 200-year-old bar in the historic French Quarter refuses to give up its place in history, nor its role in securing ours.
29.9554, -90.0684
Li Grand Zombi
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans' Historic Voodoo Museum

A snapshot of the "real" history of New Orleans.
29.9598, -90.0639
Tehachapi Wind Farm
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
35.1681, -118.4737
Agua Dulce, California

Vasquez Rocks

Named after a bandit and the star of several Hollywood prehistoric landscapes, these sandstone formations are a historical part of the Los Angeles natural landscape.
34.4886, -118.3207
Hollywood sign seen from Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
34.1347, -118.3209
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
34.1184, -118.3004
Rosenheim Mansion
Los Angeles, California

Rosenheim Mansion

This grand mansion has starred in everything from Bones to Buffy.
34.0500, -118.3174
The former Cecil Hotel.
Los Angeles, California

Stay On Main Hotel

This brightly made over hotel hides decades of suicide, serial killers, and mysterious deaths.
34.0443, -118.2506
The Bradbury Building
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
34.0505, -118.2478
A view of City Hall from below. (Photo:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
39.9541, -75.1644
The Rocky Statue in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
39.9650, -75.1792
The statue seen from the banks of the river.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg's Mini Statue of Liberty

A local prank turned town icon.
40.3583, -76.9298
Central Market
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Central Market

The oldest farmer's market in America is so ancient it was approved by the King of England.
40.0386, -76.3068
Longwood Gardens.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Longwood Gardens

This palatial botanical garden is home to one of the largest pipe organs ever installed in a private residence, and a piece of Wood's cycad.
39.8712, -75.6747
Monument to the Battle of the Nations
Leipzig, Germany

Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument to the Battle of the Nations)

This incredible stone temple is a monument to death, victory, and fantasy architecture.
51.3124, 12.4132
The Organ
Luray, Virginia

The Great Stalacpipe Organ

An organ located deep within a cave and whose "pipes" are the geological features of the cave itself.
38.6614, -78.4850
Hamer, South Carolina

South of the Border

I-95's Tijuana-style celebration of kitsch at the Carolina border.
34.4992, -79.3082
The Pagoda
Reading, Pennsylvania

The Reading Pagoda

A failed piece of Orientalism has become the proud symbol of a community.
40.3361, -75.9056