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Barrow Hill, England

Barrow Hill Roundhouse

The last surviving roundhouse in the United Kingdom also plays host to a popular annual beer and music festival.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Metelkova

This abandoned Slovenian military barracks has become a punky-political art squat.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Cast-Iron Dogs of Tivoli Castle

Strange rumors surround the artist who created these solemn metal guard dogs.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

'The Area With Ljubljana's Own Weather'

A public work of art that also provides some relief from the summer heat.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

'Faces' of Locksmith Street

A trough of 700 strange bronze faces runs through a narrow alley in Ljubljana's old town.
Muggia, Italy

Bagno Della Polizia

These pools have been abandoned for over 20 years.
Piscataway, New Jersey

Cornelius Low House

One of the last-standing and most prominent structures from a long-lost colonial port community.
Piscataway, New Jersey

East Jersey Old Town Village

A historic town sits upon the site of a long-lost 18th-century trading community.
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Evans/Ellis Cemetery

Seven people are buried in the middle of what's now a movie theater parking lot.
Highlands, New Jersey

Navesink Twin Lights

These unassuming lighthouses have seen the first reading of the Pledge of Allegiance, the first wireless transmission, and more than one mystery.
Roxbury, Connecticut

Mine Hill Preserve

The remnants of a 19th-century ironmaking complex hidden in the woods of Connecticut.
London, England

Battersea Power Station

Pop culture has helped to keep this iconic British building from being destroyed.
Ogdensburg, New Jersey

Fluorescent Rocks of Sterling Hill Mine

Hundreds of glow-in-the-dark objects light up a museum in a historic zinc mine.
Bucharest, Romania

Curtea Veche (Old Princely Court)

The bust of Romania’s most notorious ruler, Vlad Dracula aka "Vlad the Impaler," keeps watch over the ruins of his medieval court.
Highlands, New Jersey

Sandy Hook Nike Launch Site

Rusting away on the edge of New Jersey are the remains of a Cold War missile launch site.
Matawan, New Jersey

Glenwood Institute

A condo complex once housed a boarding school with the 24th U.S. Vice President among its notable alumni.
Matawan, New Jersey

Site of the New Jersey Shark Attacks of 1916

The creek where a shark wreaked terror upon New Jersey, and served as the inspiration for "Jaws."
Holmdel, New Jersey

Holmdel Teleport

This giant satellite antenna services the transmission needs of government agencies and cable programmers.
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Paranormal Museum

A storefront museum in Asbury Park honoring the Jersey Shore’s deep history of mystery.
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Asbury Park Casino and Carousel House

Vacant Beaux-Arts buildings that serve as reminders of a beach town’s glory days.
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Madam Marie's Psychic Booth

Marie told fortunes from her small stand on the Boardwalk for decades, including to a young Bruce Springsteen who would busk outside her booth.
Asbury Park, New Jersey

SS Morro Castle Monument

Memorial to the 137 lives lost on a ship fire, the whole hulk of which washed up on the Asbury Park shore.
Shrewsbury, New Jersey

Christ Church Shrewsbury

One of New Jersey's oldest churches is a historical treasure trove.
Holmdel, New Jersey

Bell Laboratories Transistor Water Tower

This water tower commemorates the invention of the transistor on this site in 1947.