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Chicago, Illinois

Former location of Sophie’s Busy Bee

Site of a once beloved Polish diner, and location of a famous Hillary Clinton soundbite.
41.9097, -87.6776
Chicago, Illinois

Former Home of MTV’s “The Real World Chicago"

Location of the Real World's disastrous, and protested, eleventh season.
41.9106, -87.6764
Lower Lower Wacker Drive.
Chicago, Illinois

Lower Lower Wacker Drive

Illegal drag racing two stories beneath Chicago’s streets.
41.8869, -87.6296
Chicago, Illinois

Nelson Algren Memorial Fountain

Odd, decrepit fountain honors Chicago author who had mixed feelings about his hometown.
41.9036, -87.6671
Chicago, Illinois

Ida Crown Natatorium

An eccentric park and pool.
41.8962, -87.6604
Chicago, Illinois

North Avenue Baths Facade

Former bath house turns gastropub.
41.9104, -87.6790
Chicago, Illinois

The remains of "Polish Broadway"

Where old school Polish Chicago and young hipster Chicago live side by side.
41.9033, -87.6671
Chicago, Illinois

Haymarket Square

Home to a protest movement, a bombing, and a dramatic change in labor history.
41.8845, -87.6441
Chicago, Illinois

Rainbo Club

Beloved bar home to musicians of all eras and reputations.
41.9028, -87.6774
The Livonian Wolves at the Leaping Wall
Chicago, Illinois

Livonian Wolves at the Leaping Wall

In one Chicago park, a trio of werewolves are waiting to devour their fallen brethren.
41.8696, -87.6251
Artist's rendering of The Plant
Chicago, Illinois

The Plant

Former meatpacking facility turned vertical farm and sustainable business complex.
41.8159, -87.6613
Leather Archives & Museum
Chicago, Illinois

Leather Archives & Museum

Chicago's museum dedicated to the history of bondage and fetishism is more textbook than titillation.
41.9986, -87.6683
This is what Myopic books looks like.
Chicago, Illinois

Myopic Books

A Bibliophile's Dream.
41.9099, -87.6769
Nancy Brown Peace Carillon.
Detroit, Michigan

Nancy Brown Peace Carillon

Advice-columnist's bell tower, paid for with pennies.
42.3352, -82.9885
Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry
Detroit, Michigan

Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry

These enduring murals depicting a distinctly Marxist tribute to capitalism could not even be defeated by McCarthyism.
42.3594, -83.0645
Detroit, Michigan

Heidelberg Project

One man's attempt to create an artistic wonder on a run-down block in Detroit.
42.3586, -83.0215
Historic Navy Pier
Chicago, Illinois

Aircraft Carriers of Navy Pier

Chicago's Navy Pier on Lake Michigan was a training hub for aircraft carrier pilots during WWII.
41.8916, -87.6079
Art by Shelly Hutchison and Karen Parisian
Chicago, Illinois

Phyllis' Musical Inn

Combination beer garden and music venue in the heart of Wicker Park.
41.9034, -87.6726
Chicago, Illinois

World Artifacts on the Tribune Tower Walls

Fragments of architectural wonders from around the globe are embedded in the newspaper building's walls.
41.8904, -87.6237
Sheldon Peck's home today.
Lombard, Illinois

Sheldon Peck Homestead

Escaped slaves passed through the oldest house in Lombard, Illinois on their northbound journey to freedom.
41.8891, -88.0092
A gang of monkeys relax near the temple. (robertbrauneis/Flickr)
Jaipur, India

Hanuman’s Temple

Sacred Indian temple that’s all monkey business.
26.9168, 75.8589
Fès-  Fès-el-Bâli medina
Fez, Morocco

Fes el-Bali

Thousands of narrow alleyways in an ancient medieval city make up what's believed to be the world's largest car-free urban zone.
34.0619, -4.9778
Partially uncovered obelisk
Sheyakhah Thalethah, Egypt

Unfinished Obelisk

The Largest Known Ancient Egyptian Obelisk.
24.0889, 32.8997
Nubia, Egypt

The Temple of Abu Simbel

Ozymandias’ time-keeping temple.
22.3371, 31.6254