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Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

Strange Tombs and Cemeteries in New Orleans
Marie Laveau's tomb in 2005
Cemetery in 2015
Nicolas Cage's Pyramid Tomb
Main entrance
Tomb of the Unknown Slave

Strange Tombs and Cemeteries in New Orleans

The most unusual final resting places in the Big Easy’s “Cities of the Dead.”


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The Short-Lived Octagon House Craze of the 19th Century
T.M. Younglove Octagon House.
McElroy Octagon House
The Octagon House
The Point Lobos Marine Exchange Lookout Station seen from the access road
The center of 19th-century camp life was this octagon-frame building, now turned into the present museum

The Short-Lived Octagon House Craze of the 19th Century

6 places to visit some of America’s last eight-sided homes.


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9 Favorite Children's Book Characters, Immortalized in Bronze
The Paddington Bear statue at Paddington station.
The Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park.
Mrs Mallard and her entire brood.
Dr Seuss, Cat in the Hat, and a book with lines from Oh The Places You'll Go.
Ramona in the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Park.
Peter Pan is the boy who never grows up.

9 Favorite Children’s Book Characters, Immortalized in Bronze

Visit Paddington Bear, Ramona Quimby, and other childhood heroes in person.


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Marvel at These Frank Lloyd Wright Deep Cuts
Lamp House
The Frank Lloyd Wright gas station today
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
The Rosenbaum House, from the rear
Ennis House from House on Haunted Hill
Skylights on the exterior porch made of red cypress.

Marvel at These Frank Lloyd Wright Deep Cuts

A UFO church, a futurist gas station, and other obscure gems.


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6 Secrets of the Washington Monument
You'll never unsee it now.
Washington Monument Access Hatch
Alternate view of the pyramidion
Detail of the Mini Monument
The shape has been compared to that of a milk bottle.
Birdseye view of the National Capital

6 Secrets of the Washington Monument

Lightning rods, hidden hatches, and more.


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8 of the Most Unusual Hotels in the Netherlands
The nave has been repurposed to include the reception, restaurants, and guest spaces.
Cube House
The former survival pods offer much more now
Hotel Inntel Zaandam

8 of the Most Unusual Hotels in the Netherlands

Proof the Dutch can convert nearly anything into a place to stay the night.


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