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Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Athenaeum Skin Book

A morbid secret lies hidden within the beautiful walls of the Boston Athenaeum.
42.3581, -71.0623
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Glass Flowers at Harvard Museum of Natural History

Impossibly life-like natural history models created out of glass by a German father and son.
42.3784, -71.1165
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts

Singing Beach at Manchester-By-The-Sea

Friction between grains of sand cause a curious "singing" sound.
42.5706, -70.7607
Original headstone with various offerings
Lowell, Massachusetts

Jack Kerouac's Grave

According to legend, Bob Dylan sneaks in twice a year to eat dinner with Jack.
42.6181, -71.3075
The Webster Apartments
New York, New York

The Webster Apartments

This New York holdover was built to provide housing for shopgirls and still does not allow men above the lobby.
40.7540, -73.9973
The glowing Times Square Ball as it rests today.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.
40.7563, -73.9864
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
Mµseum
Somerville, Massachusetts

Mµseum - The Tiny Museum

The self-proclaimed world's smallest museum, located next to a Massachusetts sandwich chain.
42.3803, -71.0968
Boston, Massachusetts

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (The Gardner)

Two thousand artifacts from around the world collected by one woman with an addiction.
42.3382, -71.0989
Arthur Ganson's work on display at the MIT Museum. (Press Photo)
Cambridge, Massachusetts

MIT Museum: Arthur Ganson

Bouncing, delightful, mechanical art at the MIT Museum.
42.3618, -71.0977
Boston, Massachusetts

Hood Milk Bottle

Ice cream stand, snack bar, and time capsule of milk conveyance.
42.3517, -71.0502
USS Constitution
Boston, Massachusetts

USS Constitution

Berthed near the end of the Freedom Trail in Boston, "Old Ironsides" is the oldest commissioned US Navy warship still afloat.
42.3727, -71.0531
Typical Boston gravestones showing the winged death head
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
42.3573, -71.0613
Boston, Massachusetts

Grave of Christopher Seider

This headstone marks the grave of an 11-year-old boy killed during clashes in the streets over the boycotting of British goods.
42.3574, -71.0617
Boston Tea Kettle
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Tea Kettle

This massive tea kettle was once a promotional stunt for the Oriental Teashop.
42.3593, -71.0592
The golden grasshopper weathervane attracts attention from locals and visitors alike
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall Weathervane

An interesting decoration on this historic site, this weathervane comes with as many legends as it does questions.
42.3601, -71.0560
This early illustration reflects the extreme interest and reaction to the massacre by the colonists
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of the Boston Massacre

The American Revolution was galvanized into serious action due to the tragic clash with British soldiers that occurred at this location.
42.3581, -71.0578
Boston, Massachusetts

Emperor's Garden Restaurant

Boston's Best Dim Sum Housed in a Grand Old Theater.
42.3515, -71.0628
The O'Reilly Spite House, aka Cambridge Spite House.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

O'Reilly Spite House

This is the house that spite built.
42.3832, -71.1330
Canopy on Modica Way.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Modica Way

An alley way dedicated to graffiti and street art is a constantly changing street gallery.
42.3649, -71.1022
MIThenge
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Infinite Corridor

This nearly endless university hallway is home to a unique sunset known as "MIThenge."
42.3601, -71.0942
Bodega
Boston, Massachusetts

Bodega

This upscale streetwear store is hidden behind a fake Snapple machine in the back of a deli.
42.3455, -71.0865
Bunker Hill Monument
Boston, Massachusetts

Bunker Hill Monument

This monument on Breed's Hill proves that one of the most famous battles of the Revolutionary War is misnamed.
42.3761, -71.0600
Boston, Massachusetts

Cocoanut Grove Fire Plaque

A plaque memorializes the Boston location of one of the largest nightclub fires in history.
42.3500, -71.0681