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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lion of Lucerne

This memorial commemorating fallen soldiers of the French Revolution has been called the saddest stone in the world.
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of the Boston Tax Riot

One of the indelible moments of the American Revolution took place at this location.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's "Black Sea"

This area was once known for being a lawless haven for rough-and-tumble sailors, earning the maritime-themed nickname "the black sea."
Boston, Massachusetts

The Paul Revere House

Oldest house in downtown Boston was once the home of Paul Revere.
Boston, Massachusetts

Caffe Vittoria

The oldest Italian cafe in Boston, this spot also serves as a veritable museum of vintage coffee ephemera.
Boston, Massachusetts

Polcari's Coffee

Shelves of coffee beans fill this North End institution.
Boston, Massachusetts

North End "Peninsula"

What was once a true peninsula has now been filled in, causing the water to recede and leaving many streetside "waterfronts" and landlocked "islands."
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall Weathervane

An interesting decoration on this historic site, this weathervane comes with as many legends as it does questions.
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
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.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Tea Kettle

This massive tea kettle was once a promotional stunt for the Oriental Teashop.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

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

Tremont Temple

The site where Charles Dickens gave his first public reading of "A Christmas Carol" in the US.
Cleveland, Ohio

A Christmas Story House and Museum

The home made famous by the 1983 holiday classic is now a perfectly preserved shrine to the movie.
Griswold, Connecticut

Jewett City Vampires

The graves of a Connecticut family thought to be plagued by a vampire.
Preston, Connecticut

Norwich State Hospital

Underground tunnels remain beneath this abandoned mental asylum.
Groton, Connecticut

Submarine Force Museum

The US Navy's only submarine museum is also home to the world's first nuclear submarine.
Groton, Connecticut

Gungywamp

Gungywamp is either an archeologists dream or nightmare, depending on how you look at it.
Groton, Connecticut

Mystic Pizza

This small town pizzeria won the Hollywood lottery.
Hopkinton, Rhode Island

Enchanted Forest

This fairy tale-themed amusement park is now abandoned, and childhood metaphors abound.
Waterbury, Connecticut

Holy Land, U.S.A.

An abandoned, religious-themed amusement park.
Norwich, Connecticut

The Blue Lady of Yantic Cemetery

Made of bronze and wearing a blue gown, this lady sat in the same location in the Yantic Cemetery for more than 119 years.