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Brooklyn, New York

12 Dead From Bad Moonshine

What’s a sure fire way to end up in jail in New York in the 1920s? Peddling bad moonshine.
Chicago, Illinois

Inez Clarke Monument

A strange and haunting monument of unknown origin in the historic Graceland Cemetery.
San Francisco, California

Poet's Corner

A quiet nook at the top of a little-known hilltop park named after California's first poet laureate.
Queens, New York

Geographic Center of New York City

This mysterious marker puzzles pedestrians and infuriates geographers.
Madrid, Spain

Edificio Mirador

This postmodern apartment block was designed to be a vertical neighborhood.
Tosashimizu, Japan

Ashizuri Underwater Observation Tower

This retro underwater observation tower would make the perfect lair for a sea-loving villain.
San Francisco, California

Bohemian Club

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

V. C. Morris Gift Shop

Early prototype for Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim.
San Francisco, California

Fairmont San Francisco Penthouse Suite

San Francisco's most expensive hotel room includes a secret passageway used by JFK.
Detroit, Michigan

Belle Isle Aquarium

The Beaux Art aquarium boasts a vast collection of saltwater and freshwater fish on an island in the Detroit River.
Detroit, Michigan

Heidelberg Project

One man's attempt to create an artistic wonder on a run-down block in Detroit.
Detroit, Michigan

Nancy Brown Peace Carillon

Advice-columnist's bell tower, paid for with pennies.
Detroit, Michigan

Ernie Harwell Park

This public baseball field is a beloved remainder from of one of the most historic stadiums in the country.
Detroit, Michigan

The Caryatids of Book Tower

38-story baroque tower reflecting Detroit's rise, fall, and possible rise again.
La Paz, Bolivia

Abandoned Chacaltaya Ski Resort

The world’s highest ski resort was deserted after an 18,000-year-old glacier melted away.
Detroit, Michigan

Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry

These enduring murals depicting a distinctly Marxist tribute to capitalism could not even be defeated by McCarthyism.
Detroit, Michigan

Michigan Theatre

Opulent downtown movie theater now houses cars as an indoor parking garage.
Detroit, Michigan

Grande Ballroom

Abandoned concert venue legendary for its rock counterculture.
Detroit, Michigan

John K. King Used & Rare Books

This sprawling bookstore spans four floors and has more than a million books in stock.
Ithaca, New York

Cornell Hip Hop Collection

This rare archive of original recordings and photos uncovers the early days of hip hop culture.
Los Angeles, California

International Chess Park

This well-traveled chess park offers scenic views of the pacific and a colorful, eclectic clientele.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

House of Eternal Return

An immersive environment that is part haunted house, part choose-your-own-adventure, and part jungle gym.
Paris, France

Grande Galerie de l'Évolution

Natural history museum celebrating biodiversity with a parade of taxidermy animals.
Paris, France

Lion of The Botanical Gardens

A majestic lion statue guards this Parisian botanical garden, and feeds on an unsettling item.