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New York, New York

La Plaza Cultural

This former crime corner has been turned into an eclectic community center.
New York, New York

Septuagesimo Uno

The name of this tiny pocket park tucked between two buildings on Manhattan's Upper West Side is Latin for its location: "seventy-one."
New York, New York

Albertine

Though its celestial ceiling is impressive, the true star is the vast collection of French books.
New York, New York

P.S. 186

From scholastic to sepulchral - now under reconstruction.
New York, New York

Greenacre Park

Read a book next to a Midtown waterfall.
Austin, Texas

Austin Moonlight Towers

Turning night into day in Victorian-era Austin to thwart a serial killer.
Northamptonshire, England

Glenn Miller Memorial at King's Cliffe

This World War II airfield is the last place the bandleader performed before he disappeared.
Derbyshire, England

England's 'ER' Plantations

The patches of trees pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.
Willaston, England

World Worm Charming Championships

This bizarre English competition answers the important question: how many worms can YOU coax out of the ground?
Rye, England

Camber Castle

Henry VIII's forgotten castle was built by the gunpowder-obsessed king to be defended solely by cannons.
Derbyshire, England

The Crazy Pinnacle

There's a strange stone hoodoo towering atop a wooded hillside and no one is quite sure how it got there.
Stockholm, Sweden

Entreprenörskyrkan

When a conglomerate of visionary startups commandeer a disused Greek Orthodox Church, zaniness ensues.
Lund, Sweden

Meridianen för den Akademiska Kvarten (Meridian for the Academic Quarter)

The marker that allows students all over the world to be late for class.
Sigtuna, Sweden

The Sigtuna Phone Box Library

A Swedish phone box converted into an informal village library.
Gislövshammar, Sweden

Gislövshammar

These mysterious circular formations are actually remnants of 19th century gristmills.
Rome, Italy

The Criminology Museum

Ever hear of the Milazzo Cage?
Messinia, Greece

Old Navarino Castle

Ruins of a 13th-century fortress perched above a breathtaking Mediterranean bay.
Manila, Philippines

Manila North Cemetery

A cemetery home to 10,000 living residents.
Baguio, Philippines

Old Diplomat Hotel

This eerie abandoned building with a dark history is said to be one of the most haunted places in the Philippines.
Daraga, Philippines

Cagsawa Ruins

This belfry is all that remains of the town that was buried by a violent volcano eruption.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Shop #47 at Mwenge Woodcarvers Market

An exquisite and eclectic selection of African masks stands out within a massive woodcarving marketplace.
Detroit, Michigan

St. Agnes Church and School

This Detroit ruin was once a gothic bastion of its community, but now it stands as a haunting ruin.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Tulane’s Mardi Gras Bead Tree

After the parade, students throw their beads on the tree hoping for good luck on exams.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Louisiana’s Civil War Museum at Confederate Memorial Hall

The state's oldest continuously operating museum houses more than 5,000 Civil War artifacts.