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Brooklyn, New York

Pratt's Steam Whistle Christmas

Steam out your ears for New Year's Eve.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Daily Eagle's Eagle

This metal eagle one of the final remnants of a newspaper that wanted to keep Brooklyn to Brooklyn.
Brooklyn, New York

New York Transit Museum

Ride the subways of yesteryear.
Brooklyn, New York

Hoyt-Schermerhorn Subway Station

Michael Jackson got Bad and Crocodile Dundee walked on heads in this iconic Brooklyn subway station.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Center for PostNatural History

Mutant vegetables, transgenic mosquitos, and atomic rodents span the walls of this one-of-a-kind museum.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Canton Avenue

One of the steepest streets in the United States makes an intriguing challenge for cyclists.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cathedral of Learning

The largest university building in the West is a gothic masterpiece containing dozens of theme rooms based on different countries.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Conflict Kitchen

A take-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Brewery Clock

The largest clock face in the United States is twice the size of Big Ben and infinitely more ad-sponsored.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Incline

There aren't too many operational funiculars around, but Pittsburgh has two!
London, England

The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East

One of the few remaining casualties of the London Blitz, this destroyed church has become an enchanting public garden.
Joshua Tree, California

World Famous Crochet Museum

An old California photo stand has been turned into a shrine to the cozy art of crochet.
London, England

The Lost River Fleet

The largest of London's subterranean rivers and once a mad, bad center of London life.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wojtek the Soldier Bear Memorial

A statue in the heart of Edinburgh honors a bear that served in the Polish military during World War II.
London, England

John Harrison's Marine Chronometers

The handiwork of a underdog clockmaker who solved an impossible problem for an Empire, and forever revolutionized seafaring.
London, England

The Great Bed of Ware

This intricately carved and hilariously huge bed was such a famous symbol both Shakespeare and Byron used it in their writing.
Brighton, England

West Pier

The rotting skeleton of a shoreside fun fair that was destroyed by fire and storms still haunts the Brighton ocean view.
London, England

Shoreditch Town Hall

A recently restored Shoreditch landmark with ties to Jack the Ripper.
London, England

The Oval Space

This former medical factory gives home to cutting edge arts in the shadow of a gas works.
London, England

Michael Faraday Memorial

Shiny Brutalist box commemorates a pioneer of electricity and houses a railway transformer.
Wiltshire, England

Woodhenge

The first archaeological site discovered by aerial photography.
Lyme Regis, England

The Glowing Clams of Great Britain

A midnight snack that lights up the night.
York, England

British National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York is the largest railway museum in the world, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year.
Newquay, England

The Newquay 'Island'

Sometimes an island, sometimes a rocky outcropping connected to the world by a tiny suspension bridge.