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1920s Subway Car complete with ceiling fansPhoto by Curious Expeditions
Brooklyn, New York

New York Transit Museum

Ride the subways of yesteryear.
40.6890, -73.9861
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
47.5574, 10.7495
One of the formidable Harris Batteries.
Queens, New York

Fort Tilden

This abandoned seaside fortress is now simply an imposing ruin being taken back by nature.
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Brooklyn, New York

Dead Horse Bay

First a horse rendering plant, then a 19th century landfill, this beach is full of glass from thousands upon thousands of broken bottles.
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Pioneer Works
Brooklyn, New York

Pioneer Works

An unconventional space for art and science housed in a massive old warehouse.
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Fresco erotic scene in the Lupanar
Pompei, Italy

The Ancient Brothels of Pompeii

In the Lupanare Grande the walls are still adorned with the services there offered.
40.7503, 14.4868
Mayer, Arizona

Arcosanti

An urban laboratory.
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The welcome sign
Calipatria, California

Slab City

During winter months, abandoned navy base becomes off-grid home and alternative living community for thousands of retirees.
33.2589, -115.4664
Brooklyn, New York

Breuckelen Distilling Co.

A big shiny gin and whiskey distillery in Sunset Park.
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Original elevators
Brooklyn, New York

The Remains of Abraham & Straus Department Store

The gilded vestiges of a sterling department store can still be found in a Brooklyn shopping center.
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(Flickr/andreakw)
Brooklyn, New York

Wyckoff Street Mosaic

Detailed facade of a brownstone in Boerum Hill.
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A boat being serviced using a dry dock. (amberjol/Flickr)
Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

A decommissioned military complex that's now a modern industrial park.
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Brooklyn, New York

Film Biz Recycling

A huge resale shop for the cast-offs of the film & television industry.
40.6774, -73.9851
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
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View of Masstransiscope
Brooklyn, New York

Masstransiscope

Subway Zoetrope.
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Brooklyn, New York

Bushwick Schoolhouse

An 1883 schoolhouse now home to collective of artists.
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh.
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Entrance to Mount Prospect Park
Brooklyn, New York

Mount Prospect Park

This city park was once a lookout point for George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.
40.6720, -73.9668
Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain

A stately granite mountain that bears a Lost Cause-era monument.
33.8060, -84.1460
The Testimonial Gateway from the eastern approach
New Paltz, New York

Mohonk Testimonial Gateway

This stone gatehouse was once the entrance to a historic mountain resort, and it had a cameo in a cheesy cult horror movie.
41.7450, -74.1185
The Science Barge docks in Manhattan
Yonkers, New York

The Science Barge

Self-sufficient greenhouse floating on the Hudson River.
40.9362, -73.9038
Loveland Castle
Loveland, Ohio

Harry Andrews' Chateau Laroche

A castle built by an eccentric medieval enthusiast in rural Ohio.
39.2837, -84.2657
New York, New York

City Hall Station

A beautiful and abandoned New York subway station from 1904, complete with chandelier.
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Interior of the Dream House
New York, New York

Dream House

La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela's "Dream House" will immerse you in an ever changing world of sound and light.
40.7185, -74.0048