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Brooklyn, New York

Fort Defiance

The humble fort that saved Washington.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Clay Retort and Fire Bricks Works Storehouse

The factory that helped produce a dominant form of lighting before Thomas Edison.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook

A cruise terminal that changes the atmosphere of Red Hook's industrial waterfront.
Brooklyn, New York

Pioneer Works

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

Ghost Ranch

Its history includes dinosaur fossils, cattle rustlers, Georgia O'Keeffe, and a mythical giant rattlesnake named Vivaron.
Brooklyn, New York

First Maryland Regiment Mass Grave

The mass grave of a heroic Revolutionary War regiment sits below an empty lot near the Gowanus Canal.
Rome, Italy

'Il Babuino' ('The Baboon')

Romans decided this 16th-century "talking statue" was so ugly, they named it after a primate.
Ypres, Belgium

In Flanders Fields Museum

This memorial museum chronicles the apocalyptic destruction of the First World War.
Paris, France

Paris Space Invaders

The video game-themed street art first popped up in the French city.
San Francisco, California

Bourn Mansion

A brooding mansion of clinker brick stands out among the Victorian houses of Pacific Heights.
San Francisco, California

Tobin House

Half of a house.
San Francisco, California

The Last Standard Oil Company Gas Station in California

Chevron maintains one “Standard” brand station per state so it doesn’t lose the trademark.
San Francisco, California

Hotel Vertigo

A historic hotel that made a cameo in Hitchcock's classic film has no intention of letting guests forget its fame.
San Francisco, California

Tenderloin National Forest

A speck of nature and art in one of San Francisco’s most notorious neighborhoods.
San Francisco, California

Bohemian Club

Longtime headquarters of controversial boys' club for the world's wealthiest and most powerful.
San Francisco, California

Birthplace of Isadora Duncan

Home of modern dancer famously strangled by her own scarf.
San Francisco, California

450 Sutter Street

Nestled in the heart of San Francisco’s bustling Financial District stands a unique homage to the Mayan and Beaux Arts.
San Francisco, California

Banker's Heart

A shining, cold, black organ lies in San Francisco's financial district.
San Francisco, California

Admission Day Monument Octopuses

A pair of mutilated bronze octopuses slump at the base of the monument honoring California's admission to the U.S.
San Francisco, California

Free Gold Watch

This print shop boasts one of the largest pinball arcades in San Francisco.
San Francisco, California

Secret Tiled Staircase

An artsy hidden staircase leads to breathtaking views of San Francisco.
San Francisco, California

Lotta's Fountain

San Francisco's oldest surviving monument and meeting place for 1906 survivors.
San Francisco, California

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

The neighborhood church casts a breast-shaped shadow that locals have come to call the “two o’clock titty.”
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Mansion

27-room home built with the fortune of a sugar magnate.