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Brooklyn, New York

Harry Nilsson's Childhood Home

The childhood home of one of America's greatest unsung troubadours still stands in a much changed Brooklyn neighborhood.
Shoals, Indiana

Jug Rock

The only freestanding table rock formation east of the Mississippi.
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Bridge

Granting the right of way to ships over surface traffic since 1917.
Brooklyn, New York

Lipsius Cook House

This 19th century brick building in Brooklyn stands out like the anachronistic landmark that it is.
Brooklyn, New York

Bushwick City Farms

Two community gardens under the elevated subway lines on a very busy commercial strip in Bushwick.
Tepoztlán, Mexico

El Tepozteco

High atop a Mexican rainforest mountain, this ancient pyramid once drew pilgrims countries away.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
Madrid, Spain

Templo de Debod

An ancient Egyptian temple in the middle of Madrid, Spain.
Segovia, Spain

Segovia Aqueduct

One of the few remaining ancient aqueducts described by Frontinus as 'the most solemn testimony of the Empire.'
Brooklyn, New York

Vinegar Hill

Walk into the 19th century without leaving Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, New York

Pratt Institute Engine Room

Haven for steampunks.
Brooklyn, New York

New York Transit Museum

Ride the subways of yesteryear.
Brooklyn, New York

Weeksville Heritage Museum

Discover some of Brooklyn's 19th century roots.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sniff the Titan Arum's rotting flesh.
Brooklyn, New York

Broken Angel

An illegally built ramshackle mansion tucked in the middle of Brooklyn is now being turned into condominiums.