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Mexico City, Mexico

Ocelotl Cuauhxicalli

This colossal ancient jaguar sculpture was used as a vessel for the hearts torn from sacrificial victims.
Mexico City, Mexico

Monolith of Tlaloc

This colossal ancient sculpture of the monstrous Aztec rain god has a literally stormy history.
Mexico City, Mexico

Disk of Death

This strange sculpture of a menacing skull surrounded by sun rays was discovered at the foot of the Pyramid of the Sun.
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

La Iglesia de San Andres de Xecul

Experience Guatemala's sensory-exploding church is a blunt reminder of European influence.
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Baños Balcárcel

A century-old bathhouse that provides the luxury of warm water to rural Guatemalans.
Guatemala

Los Vahos

Natural saunas fed by volcanic heat.
Zunil, Guatemala

Las Fuentes Georginas

Volcanically heated hot springs.
Sur, Oman

Dhow Factory of Sur

Where artisans use centuries-old techniques to build traditional Arabian ships.
Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse.
New York, New York

Chester A. Arthur Inauguration and Death House

The only remaining building in New York to see the inauguration of a president is being slowly overtaken by a grocery store.
Queens, New York

Jacob Riis Park Bathhouse

A former seaside jewel built for the everyman is now simply a neglected art deco fortress.
Queens, New York

Vander Ende-Onderdonk House

The oldest Dutch colonial stone house in New York City is a hidden gem on the border of Brooklyn and Queens.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Terminal Market

Known as the "Forgotten City" it was home to industry, riots, artists, squatters, and to one of the largest single disaster fires in New York City.
Brooklyn, New York

Pioneer Works

An unconventional space for art and science housed in a massive old warehouse.
New York, New York

Tompkins Square Temperance Fountain

A reminder to choose water over wine since 1888.
New York, New York

The Jane Hotel

This historic building housed the surviving crew members of the Titanic, who were left destitute after the wreck.
Brooklyn, New York

Commercial Street Cat Village

Feral cats keeping the rodent population at bay all across Greenpoint waterfront.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery

A Victorian cemetery in the heart of Brooklyn remains a popular mecca of morbid curiosity.
New York, New York

Power Station

One of the last full-orchestra recording studios in New York City and an acoustical marvel.
New York, New York

Second Avenue Subway Art

Beautiful mosaics cover the first stations opened on New York City's newest subway line.
New York, New York

Hare Krishna Tree

One of the few remaining American elm trees in New York’s Tompkins Square Park was the birthplace of a new religion.
Brooklyn, New York

Vinegar Hill

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

Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue

America's oldest Eastern European synagogue provided the immigrants of crowded Lower East Side tenements a space of sanctuary.
Brooklyn, New York

Minerva in the Green-Wood Cemetery

A curious friendship between two inanimate ladies.