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Queens, New York

The Abandoned Rockaway Beach Branch of the Long Island Railroad

A once crucial portion of the Long Island railroad still lays abandoned, waiting to be turned into an urban park.
Hamilton, Ontario

Adventure Stairs

305 homemade stone stairs wind their way up the Hamilton escarpment.
Hamilton, Ontario

City of Waterfalls

With well over 130 falls and cascades to brag about, Hamilton, Ontario has earned its stripes as the waterfall capital of the world.
Asheville, North Carolina

Flat Iron Sculpture

This giant iron playfully pays tribute to an early 20th-century architectural trend.
Toronto, Ontario

Berczy Park Dog Fountain

This whimsical fountain pays tribute to Toronto's four-legged friends.
Toronto, Ontario

R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant

This "Palace of Purification" has made many film appearances as a dark and sinister headquarters.
Toronto, Ontario

Ireland Park

A memorial to the tens of thousands of Irish who fled to North America during the Great Famine.
Toronto, Ontario

The Yorkville Rock

This massive, ancient stone was disassembled and then put back together again.
Toronto, Ontario

Cube House

This unusual structure may be on its way to becoming a cultural landmark in Toronto.
Toronto, Ontario

The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

The oldest landmark of Toronto is a testament to shifting sands.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Neighbourhood Watch Signs

The Incredible Hulk, Yoda, Mulder and Scully, and many many others watch over the mean streets of Toronto.
Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
Toronto, Ontario

The Rainbow Tunnel

This colorful creation wasn't always a welcome part of Toronto's Moccasin Trail Park.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto's Half House

Willy Wonka would love this weird half-a-home.
Toronto, Ontario

The Little House

Smallest house in Toronto sits on a lot meant to be just wide enough for cars to drive across.
Toronto, Ontario

Leslieville's Crazy Doll House

This Toronto garden collects stares and tchotchkes in equal measure.
Toronto, Ontario

Allan Gardens Conservatory

The Victorian-era greenhouse is stuffed with tropical plants, and open 365 days a year.
Toronto, Ontario

Casa Loma

A 98-room castle in the middle of Toronto that bankrupted a 19th century electricity multimillionaire.
Toronto, Ontario

The Monkey's Paw

A book collector's dream, The Monkey's Paw in Toronto has the world's first "Biblio-Mat", a random book vending machine.
Asheville, North Carolina

The Grove Park Inn

The U.S. Supreme Court's secret Cold War relocation facility in the mountains of North Carolina.
Burnsville, North Carolina

Mount Mitchell

The highest point in North Carolina and the United States east of the Mississippi River, Mount Mitchell is named after argumentative explorer Elisha Mitchell.
Asheville, North Carolina

Craggy Gardens Rhododendron Tunnels

Gnarled canopies of pink and purple wildflowers arch over the trail to the summit.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Face in the Window at St. Paul's Church

The profile of one ill-fated deacon was emblazoned forever on this church window during the Halifax explosion.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax Explosion Memorial

The city of Halifax still bears the scars of the largest explosion prior to the atomic bomb.