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Lines and leaves.
Paris, France

Lines of Cremains at Père Lachaise Cemetery

Stripes of human ashes cover a back lawn in the most sought-after burial grounds in Paris.
48.8598, 2.3908
Water still flows through
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
51.5074, -0.0769
The original Winnie the Pooh and Friends
New York, New York

The Real Winnie the Pooh and Pals

The original toys that inspired the beloved children's stories are on display at the New York Public Library.
40.7532, -73.9823
View into the reading room.
Austin, Texas

The Harry Ransom Center

The upstairs reading room is packed with millions of rare books, literary manuscripts, and historical treasures.
30.2841, -97.7411
The statue at the Smithsonian.
Washington, D.C.

Bare-Chested George Washington

Perhaps the most scandalous statue of America's first president.
38.8913, -77.0299
Beware of Words.
Paris, France

Beware of Words

A French artist's vague warning hangs over Belleville.
48.8731, 2.3818
The wire at 56th Street and 11th Avenue.
New York, New York

The Manhattan Eruv

This nearly invisible wire transforms much of the city into one big, symbolic home on the holy day.
40.7954, -73.9439
The facade.
Paris, France

'Les Spécialistes' Fake Door

This banal Parisian entranceway is not what it seems.
48.8629, 2.3577
Angels around
Paris, France

Napoleon's Angels

Twelve grave-faced marble angels guard the emperor's tomb at Les Invalides.
48.8552, 2.3126
The entrance to Piaf's former home and current museum.
Paris, France

Musée Edith Piaf

This museum in a Paris apartment gives a unique look at the iconic French singer's life.
48.8662, 2.3817
The fountain.
Fontainebleau, France

Fontaine de Diane (Fountain of Diana)

Peeing dogs guard the Roman hunting goddess atop a fountain at France’s Château de Fontainebleau.
48.4021, 2.6995
A helicopter landing on the roof of the Pan Am building (now Met Life building), 1966.
New York, New York

Site of the Pan Am Helipad

This Manhattan skyscraper is a reminder of the brief but glorious age of urban air taxis.
40.7533, -73.9765
Albertine has over 14,000 books from 30 French-speaking countries.
New York, New York

Albertine

Though its celestial ceiling is impressive, the true star is the vast collection of French books.
40.7766, -73.9638
New York City Marble Cemetery
New York, New York

New York Marble Cemetery

A hidden "place of interment for gentlemen."
40.7256, -73.9909
The quaint and well-preserved Goodwin's Court.
London, England

Goodwin's Court

An easily overlooked stretch of ornate window fronts and gaslight lamps that could be right from the pages of Dickens.
51.5109, -0.1266
The Jane Hotel
New York, New York

The Jane Hotel

This historic building housed the surviving crew members of the Titanic, who were left destitute after the wreck.
40.7382, -74.0094
Very different from its neighbor back in the '30s
New York, New York

William Lescaze Townhouse

New York City's first Modernist house.
40.7544, -73.9709
Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Elfreth's Alley

This charming colonial alleyway is the oldest continuously used residential street in the U.S.
39.9528, -75.1424
The Farrin and McCullough coal hole cover
New York, New York

St. Luke's Place Coal Hole Covers

These ornate manhole covers were used for a now-forgotten purpose.
40.7302, -74.0056
Dr Seuss, Cat in the Hat, and a book with lines from Oh The Places You'll Go.
Springfield, Massachusetts

Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden

Life-size bronzes of the Grinch, Cat in the Hat, Yertle the Turtle, Sam-I-Am, and the Lorax—and the author himself.
42.1045, -72.5873
Brooklyn, New York

Abolitionist Place

This block in downtown Brooklyn was a hotbed of antislavery activism along the Underground Railroad.
40.6913, -73.9841
The gardens of Jardin d'Acclimatation
Paris, France

Jardin d'Acclimatation

In this Parisian garden's grotesque former life as a zoo it fed exotic animals to the bourgeois and put humans on exhibit.
48.8775, 2.2631
New York, New York

The Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The home of the first American-born saint is one of the only curved buildings in New York.
40.7024, -74.0136
The door to Otto Penzler’s office in the Mysterious Bookshop, marked by police tape.
New York, New York

Mysterious Bookshop

The world’s oldest and biggest bookstore stocking only mystery, crime fiction, espionage, and thrillers.
40.7149, -74.0092