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The Gothic church towers above the Old Town.
Brașov, Romania

Biserica Neagră (The Black Church)

A fire once nearly devoured this gorgeous 14th-century Gothic cathedral.
45.6409, 25.5878
18th century Viennese Apoteka
Sibiu, Romania

Pharmacy Museum of Sibiu

A stunning 18th century pharmacy and medieval chemist's collection.
45.7983, 24.1518
Corvin Castle
Hunedoara, Romania

Corvin Castle

This Romanian fairytale castle would make Dracula (who is said to have been imprisoned there) jealous.
45.7489, 22.8915
Viscri Fortified Church
Viscri, Romania

Viscri Fortified Church

A medieval church built up to defend its village.
46.0549, 25.0885
Houses with eyes.
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu's Houses with Eyes

Something's watching you.
45.7966, 24.1514
Bran Castle
Bran, Romania

Bran Castle

The possible imprisonment of Vlad the Impaler here earned the medieval castle its nickname, "Dracula's Castle."
45.5149, 25.3672
It was commissioned by King Carol I was captivated by the scenic locale.
Sinaia, Romania

Peles Castle

This elaborately decorated, fairytale-like Romanian royal palace is one of the most striking castles in Europe.
45.3599, 25.5427
Salina Turda
Turda, Romania

Salina Turda

This massive underground salt mine now holds a sci-fi theme park in its depths.
46.5877, 23.7877
Harvard Lampoon building.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Lampoon Building

The headquarters of one of the world’s longest-running humor magazines bears a noticeable resemblance to a head wearing a Prussian helmet.
42.3716, -71.1172
New Orleans, Louisiana

Fort Pike

Once defending the city of New Orleans from invasion by sea, this fort faces an uncertain future.
30.1661, -89.7369
New Orleans, Louisiana

Ruins of Fort Macomb

The crumbling remains of a 19th-Century fortess.
30.0647, -89.8039
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafayette Cemetery

This historic "City of the Dead" lies prominently in the center of New Orleans' famous Garden District.
29.9286, -90.0843
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

The curiosities and wonders of pharmacy in a delightful historic building.
29.9559, -90.0651
Entering the bustling lobby of Correo Mayor
Mexico City, Mexico

Palacio Postal

Gilded heaven for philatelists and architecture freaks, still in full working order despite sitting atop tremulous ground.
19.4362, -99.1373
Mexico City, Mexico

The Cake Room at Pastelería Ideal

Where layer cakes tower above one’s head and there is never a shortage of icing.
19.4304, -99.1358
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

The factory for the popular Dumbo location, the Greenpoint shop is a quiet gem.
40.7377, -73.9561
Brooklyn, New York

Mechanics and Traders Bank

Ornate "Renaissance Revival" style building.
40.7300, -73.9573
Brooklyn, New York

Astral Apartments

Queen Anne style apartment house built in 1886.
40.7318, -73.9578
Brooklyn, New York

Transmitter Park

Once a ferry dock, radio transmitter, and now a new Greenpoint park.
40.7299, -73.9608
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle Eagle at the Central Library
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.
40.6724, -73.9681
Brooklyn Grange
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farms

The world's largest rooftop soil farm.
40.7035, -73.9718
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Amherst, Massachusetts

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Founded by the famed children's book artist, this museum spreads an appreciation of the arts through picture books.
42.3210, -72.5331
Poet's Seat Tower
Greenfield, Massachusetts

Poet's Seat Tower

This tall Massachusetts folly got its name thanks to all of the purple prose its vistas inspired.
42.5946, -72.5865
Location map of the Pole of Inaccessibility of Eurasia.
Qoqek, China

Eurasian Pole of Inaccessibility

Eurasia's most difficult place to hang out, and farthest point from sea access.
46.2833, 86.6667