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The Mad Colored Houses of Burano
Venice, Italy

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

The community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues.
45.4855, 12.4172
View from across Piazza San Marco.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower - Torre dell'Orologio

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
45.4347, 12.3389
Joseph Heintz, "Competition on the Ponte dei Pugni in Venice" (1673)
Venice, Italy

Ponte dei Pugni (Bridge of Fists)

100 year tradition of fist fights, marked by marble footsteps.
45.4331, 12.3244
Vatican Necropolis.
Rome, Italy

Vatican Necropolis

Hidden beneath the famous St. Peter's Basilica is a veritable city of the dead that may hold the remains of St. Peter himself.
41.9003, 12.4547
Mithras slaying the bull - Context Travel
Rome, Italy

The Mithraeum at Circus Maximus

The underground sanctuary of a mysterious ancient cult.
41.8886, 12.4817
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
24.5465, -81.7975
New York, New York

Pratt Institute Engine Room

Haven for steampunks.
40.6922, -73.9630
Secret Caverns
Howes Cave, New York

Secret Caverns

Discovered by cows, these upstate New York show caves are presented with a healthy dose of psychedelic folk art.
42.7096, -74.3920
Howes Cave, New York

Howe Caverns

Why have you never heard of the second most popular tourist site in New York?
42.6946, -74.4087
Tarrytown, New York

The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

Oldest existing church in New York and the inspiration for Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
41.0899, -73.8621
The Vanderbilt mansion in Hyde Park NY
Hyde Park, New York

The Hyde Park Vanderbilt Mansion

"A hideous albatross in the Hudson River Valley."
41.7969, -73.9426
Closing off the road to Oniontown.
Dover Plains, New York

Oniontown

This isolated community does not want you to visit.
41.7254, -73.5848
An ornate door
Wingdale, New York

Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center

An abandoned asylum once on the cutting edge of lobotomies may be reborn as a Christian college.
41.6355, -73.5700
Letchworth Village canteen and kitchen
Thiells, New York

Letchworth Village

Decades after testing the polio vaccine on unwitting patients, this historic mental hospital sits in ruin.
41.2124, -74.0235
The Testimonial Gateway from the eastern approach
New Paltz, New York

Mohonk Testimonial Gateway

This stone gatehouse was once the entrance to a historic mountain resort, and it had a cameo in a cheesy cult horror movie.
41.7450, -74.1185
The 1717 Reformed Church of New Paltz.
New Paltz, New York

Huguenot Street

The oldest continuously inhabited street in America.
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Old steps left over from the town.
Tomkins Cove, New York

Doodletown

Reclaimed by nature, the ruins of Doodletown, New York are remnants of a town consumed by a state park.
41.2994, -74.0028
Abandoned Dennings Point Brickworks
Beacon, New York

Dennings Point Ruins

This abandoned factory on the Hudson River once churned out a million bricks a week.
41.4913, -73.9826
The Abandoned Dutch Reform Church Cemetery
Beacon, New York

The Abandoned Dutch Reform Church Cemetery

This abandoned cemetery is crumbling into ruin, exposing the artifacts and bodies buried there.
41.5064, -73.9804
Zelda Fitzgerald's Abandoned Sanatorium.
Beacon, New York

Zelda Fitzgerald's Abandoned Sanatorium

The abandoned husk of a mental institution that failed to save a Jazz Age icon still sits nearly unchanged.
41.4888, -73.9679
Kings Park, New York

Abandoned Kings Park Psychiatric Center

Beneath the mossy overgrowth covering this once-sprawling campus lies decades of history and the secrets that come with it.
40.8950, -73.2360