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Ekbalam, Mexico

"Angels" of Ek' Balam

These winged Maya figures are the subject of speculation and conspiracies.
Lincoln, New Hampshire

Indian Head

The Old Man of the Mountain’s less-famous, but still beloved little brother is said to resemble a leader of the Abenaki tribe.
Carroll, New Hampshire

Mount Washington Hotel

A beautiful Gilded Age hotel in the White Mountains with surprising diplomatic history.
New Orleans, Louisiana

St. Louis Cathedral

This cathedral dedicated to Louis IX, sainted King of France, holds many secrets.
Yonkers, New York

Saw Mill River Daylighting

A waterway covered over after the Industrial Revolution has been unearthed and cleaned up, for the enjoyment of fish and humans alike.
Chippewa Bay, New York

Singer Castle

This island castle contains enough secret passageways to support a season of Scooby-Doo episodes.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Hotel Buckminster

This hotel was the site of major events in sports and radio history. It was also used as a detention center during World War II.
Portland, Maine

The Portland Observatory

The only remaining historic maritime signal station in the United States.
Danbury, Connecticut

Sybil Ludington Statue

A statue commemorating a 16-year old girl's nighttime ride to raise a militia against attacking British troops.
Drogheda, Ireland

Knowth

This Neolithic passage tomb forms part of a World Heritage Site.
Newtown, Connecticut

Fairfield Hills Hospital

This abandoned psychiatric hospital once housed more than 4,000 patients in the middle of a quaint New England town.
Boston, Massachusetts

Berkeley Weather Beacon

A beacon atop a downtown building provides Bostonians with weather forecasts and baseball news.
Juneau, Alaska

Patsy Ann Statue

Known as the “Official Greeter of Juneau,” this dog still welcomes ships and their passengers to Alaska.
Pleasantville, New York

Glacial Erratic

This giant rock arrived at this quiet park thousands of years ago on the back of a massive glacier.
Danbury, Connecticut

Hat Maker Statue

This statue commemorates the importance of hat manufacturing to Danbury, once known as the "Hat City of the World."
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.
Cairo, Egypt

Citadel of Saladin

The medieval center of the Islamic world was also once the seat of Saladin's sultanate.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Mooning Gargoyle of Freiburg Minster

A stonemason's hilarious revenge came in the form of this peculiarly positioned gargoyle.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Antoine’s Restaurant

The oldest family-run restaurant in the United States is a living museum of New Orleans dining history.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg Bächle

These paved rills bring freshwater into Altstadt and could spell wedding bells for whoever stumbles into the waters.
New York, New York

Grand Central Oyster Bar

This subterranean oyster house has been the pearl of Grand Central Station since 1913.
Boston, Massachusetts

United Shoe Machinery Corporation Building

What may be Boston's finest Art Deco building, located in the city's Financial District.
Bremen, Germany

Bremer Ratskeller

One of the oldest wine cellars in Germany is now a restaurant beneath Bremen's town hall.
Franconia, New Hampshire

Old Man of the Mountain Profiler Plaza

A serene plaza that commemorates one of the Granite State's most iconic figures.