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Lewes Bonfire
Lewes, England

Lewes Bonfire

Both church and state get put to the torch in this annual festival in the "Bonfire Capital of the World."
50.8739, 0.0088
Brighton City Airport terminal building (interior)
Shoreham-by-Sea, England

Brighton City Airport

This tiny 1930s Art Deco airport is a beautiful remnant of a bygone era.
50.8336, -0.2909
Los Angeles, California

Musso and Frank Grill

This star-studded Old Hollywood restaurant is where Fettucine Alfredo made its United States debut.
34.1018, -118.3354
The restaurant's collection of "gift certificates."
Agoura Hills, California

The Old Place Restaurant

The beloved dining spot stands at the cross-section of Hollywood and the Old West.
34.1146, -118.7782
A peaceful, ghost town porch affixed to a glass house
Beatty, Nevada

Tom Kelly's Bottle House

The most magnificent bottle house in a town strangely full of them.
36.8974, -116.8291
The old general store
Beatty, Nevada

Rhyolite Ghost Town

Odd outsider art installations surround a Gold Rush era ghost town.
36.9037, -116.8282
A portrait of Szukalski's Last Supper attendees
Beatty, Nevada

Albert Szukalski's Last Supper

Twelve plaster figures inspired by da Vinci's famed fresco haunt the desert landscape above a real-life ghost town.
36.8946, -116.8307
Illuminated at night by 97,000 bulbs
Mysore, India

Mysore Palace

Modest by day, illuminated majestically at sunset.
12.3051, 76.6551
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
51.5322, -0.1240
Enterprise, Alabama

Boll Weevil Monument

Monument to the cotton-destroying boll weevil.
31.3144, -85.8539
Montgomery, Alabama

Civil Rights Memorial

Designed by Maya Lin, the memorial honors 40 individuals who died fighting for equal rights between 1954 and 1968.
32.3763, -86.3033
Photo by Sarah McDonald
Cullman, Alabama

Ave Maria Grotto

A miniature city built by a single hunchbacked monk.
34.1753, -86.8165
(Flickr/jimmywayne)
Natural Bridge, Alabama

Alabama's Natural Bridge

148-foot-long natural rock bridge!
34.0895, -87.6001
Scottsboro, Alabama

Unclaimed Baggage Center

One person's lost luggage is another person's treasure.
34.6732, -86.0446
Moundville Archaeological Site
Moundville, Alabama

Moundville Archaeological Site

A collection of huge Pre-Colombian structures in Alabama.
33.0027, -87.6280
Original floor level
Sacramento, California

Sacramento's Original Street Level

The California capital city once stood 10 feet lower than it does today.
38.5835, -121.5038
Laura Ingalls Wilder's Rocky Ridge Farm, Mansfield, MO
Mansfield, Missouri

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum

Where the author wrote her beloved "Little House" books.
37.1049, -92.5526
The entrance to the former train depot
Grass Valley, California

Kidder Mansion Site

An abandoned lot littered with concrete debris was once the home of the world's first female railroad president.
39.2172, -121.0572
The most recognizable engine in the museum, Engine #5
Nevada City, California

Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

"You don't need a rocket scientist to build a steam engine, but we've got one." -Museum docent on the credentials of a restoration volunteer.
39.2495, -121.0191
Bourn's clubhouse and one of the fountains
Grass Valley, California

Empire Mine State Park

The Empire Mine is "one of the oldest, largest, deepest, longest and richest gold mines in California."
39.2074, -121.0464
Comstock Cemeteries.
Virginia City, Nevada

Comstock Cemeteries

These once-beautiful historic graveyards are set against the barren Virginia City hills.
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The gravesite of Edgar Allan Poe.
Baltimore, Maryland

Edgar Allan Poe's Grave

The trials and tribulations of marking Poe's grave.
39.2902, -76.6232
Ennis House from House on Haunted Hill
Los Angeles, California

Ennis House

This weird abode has been everything from the House On Haunted Hill to a robot hunter's pad.
34.1162, -118.2930
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