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Brooklyn, New York

Bomelstein's Jewelers Clock

The only surviving sidewalk clock in Brooklyn.
San Francisco, California

Westin St. Francis Hotel

Only hotel where you can legally launder money.
San Francisco, California

Ruth Asawa’s San Francisco Fountain

Created in 1972, the famous sculptor's intricately detailed monument to San Francisco is overflowing with city landmarks.
Portland, Oregon

Hippo Hardware

No two pieces are exactly the same at Portland's hippo-themed hardware store.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Savings Bank

Neoclassical bank designed by NY architects Helmle & Huberty.
Brooklyn, New York

St. Anthony

Church featuring "high Victorian gothic" architecture.
Brooklyn, New York

Site of Continental Iron Works

Where the Monitor was launched and ushered in the age of the "ironclads."
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Reformed Church and Mystery Tile

Built as a home for the Union Porcelain magnate in 1867, now the Greenpoint Reformed Church and home to a ceramic mystery.
Brooklyn, New York

India Street Pier

The return of something once considered a basic part of life.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Terminal Market

Known as the "Forgotten City" it was home to industry, riots, artists, squatters, and to one of the largest single disaster fires in New York City.
Stenness, Scotland

Ness of Brodgar

The discovery of this Neolithic settlement, which contained a Stone Age "cathedral," threw archaeologists for a loop.
New York, New York

The Jane Hotel

This historic building housed the surviving crew members of the Titanic, who were left destitute after the wreck.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Berlin Wall Urinal

A piece of the iconic wall found an unlikely new home in a Vegas bathroom.
Sur Lípez, Bolivia

Salvador Dalí Desert

A desert that evokes the surreal.
Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

A decommissioned military complex that's now a modern industrial park.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison.
Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

The Great Auk Sculpture

A memorial to a giant seabird that was hunted to extinction.
New York, New York

Gay Liberation

The first piece of public art dedicated to LGBT rights.
Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador

Gander International Airport Lounge

The tiny airport in remote Newfoundland that inspired a hit musical is also a modernist architectural gem.
San Francisco, California

Corporate Goddess Sculptures

Faceless white figures loom over the city from the rooftop.
Rhinebeck, New York

Wilderstein Mansion

The life of one of FDR's possible mistresses is preserved in her palatial Hudson Valley mansion.
Dochula, Bhutan

Dochula Pass Meditation Caves

The small sanctuaries lie just off the beaten path near one of Bhutan's most famous attractions.
Thimphu, Bhutan

Motithang Takin Preserve

Strange, gentle beasts resembling goat-cow hybrids roam within this patch of forest.
Thimphu, Bhutan

Buddha Dordenma Statue

This giant Buddha statue has 125,000 smaller Buddhas hidden inside it.