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Victoria, British Columbia

Fan Tan Alley

The narrowest street in Canada was once a spot for dastardly doings, now a historic piece of Chinatown.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
Zillah, Washington

Teapot Dome Service Station

Perhaps the world's only gas station inspired by a political scandal.
Granger, Washington

Hisey Dinosaur Park

In Washington's Yakima Valley lies a town "where dinosaurs roam."
Prosser, Washington

Gravity Hill

The strange phenomenon causing gravity to "work backwards" on this hill has been blamed on the paranormal.
Berlin, Germany

Hatch Sticker Museum

This little museum is making sure that the art and history of the graffiti sticker is not scraped from history.
Berlin, Germany

Oberhafenkantine Berlin

A portable, wooden replica (minus the hyphen) of Hamburg’s iconic crooked coffee shop.
Berlin, Germany

Spreepark

An eerie derelict amusement park sits abandoned outside of Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

Spandauer Zitadelle (Spandau Citadel)

A 12th century fortress containing some of Berlin's oldest buildings.
Berlin, Germany

Weissensee Abandoned Children's Hospital

A state-of-the-art medical facility from the Imperial era is now a derelict ruin.
Berlin, Germany

Friedrichsfelde Socialist Cemetery

The final resting place of many of Germany's most famous communists.
Berlin, Germany

Abandoned Iraqi Embassy

When German-Iraqi relations broke down, this embassy was vacated post haste.
Berlin, Germany

Dahlem-Dorf U-Bahn Station Benches

A traditional U-Bahn station in Berlin gets a string of rather untraditional benches.
Berlin, Germany

Das Schicksal Der (Fate of) Bravenleavanne

The site of good faith and good nature.
Berlin, Germany

Otto Weidt's Workshop for the Blind

A brush maker used his factory to protect blind Jews from the Gestapo.
Berlin, Germany

Gärten der Welt (Gardens of the World)

Gardens representing parts of Asia, Europe, and the Mid East are tucked away among the Soviet-style buildings in East Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

Ballhaus Riviera

The music is over at the Ballhaus Riviera Ballroom, but the ballroom remains in haunting disrepair.
Berlin, Germany

Tieranatomisches Theater

Berlin's oldest surviving academic architecture hosted decades of animal dissections.
Berlin, Germany

Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum

Home to 10,000 medical specimens including the remains of Rudolf Virchow's extensive collection of pathological specimens.
Berlin, Germany

Knut the Polar Bear

Berlin's beloved bear is immortalized at the Museum für Naturkunde.
Berlin, Germany

Museum fur Naturkunde

Berlin's natural history museum houses the world's largest mounted dinosaur and the late beloved polar bear Knut.
Berlin, Germany

Kaninchenfeld (Rabbit Field)

These brass bunnies honor the rabbits that dominated the no-man's-land around the Berlin Wall.
Berlin, Germany

The DDR Museum

A fascinating insight into daily life in the Eastern Bloc.
Berlin, Germany

Georg-von-Rauch-Haus

Named after a militant urban guerilla, this famous former squat is a graffiti-covered stronghold of leftist culture.