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Tirana, Albania

Bunk'Art

Once the fallout shelter of a dictator, this sprawling bunker is now a combined history museum and contemporary art gallery.
Tirana, Albania

Tirana's Colorful Facade

What happens when you cross a mayor and a painter?
Pristina, Kosovo

Newborn Monument

This massive monument was unveiled the day Kosovo declared independence from Serbia.
Spring Mills, Pennsylvania

Penn's Cave

Sail through this subterranean show cave that is home to a legend that would go on to name nearly everything around it.
Pristina, Kosovo

Kosovo Bill Clinton Statue

A 11-foot former president stands on a Kosovo street that also bears his name.
Pristina, Kosovo

National Library of Kosovo

A futuristic, brutalist masterpiece that is also strangely prison-like.
Baltimore, Maryland

Ouija 7-Eleven

This simple convenience store sits on the location where the Ouija board was named—and has a plaque to prove it.
Baltimore, Maryland

Old Town Mall

Once a thriving business district, this former shopping area is now an urban ghost town in the heart of the city.
Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Basilica

The design of this historic domed church was influenced by Thomas Jefferson and intended as a statement of religious freedom.
Baltimore, Maryland

Edgar Allan Poe's Grave

The trials and tribulations of marking Poe's grave.
Hyattsville, Maryland

Vanadu Art House

An intricately designed junk art house with four extravagant junk art cars hidden in the suburbs.
Greenbelt, Maryland

Greenbelt Historic District

A relic of FDR's brief foray into utopian urban planning.
College Park, Maryland

Pinball Parlor at MOM's Organic Market

Two dozen pinball games hidden away inside a most unlikely location.
Alexandria, Virginia

The Grave of the Female Stranger

This grave marks the passing of a historic Jane Doe whose identity remains a mystery to this day.
Alexandria, Virginia

The Elk of Prince Street

A massive, majestic mammal watches over pedestrians from his perch atop a former B.P.O.E. lodge.
Alexandria, Virginia

Hollensbury Spite House

The narrowest house in America is seven feet of pure spite.
Washington, D.C.

Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe

A museum cafe showcases Native American dishes and indigenous ingredients from across the Western Hemisphere.
Arlington, Virginia

Pentagon Taxi Tunnels Stubs

The Pentagon is so large that it was planned like a city, complete with internal highway infrastructure.
Baltimore, Maryland

Round Falls

Once part of a dam servicing an early 19th century grist mill, the tucked-way falls are a tricky-to-find urban oasis.
Baltimore, Maryland

Phoenix Shot Tower

Once America's tallest structure, now a Baltimore landmark.
Baltimore, Maryland

Bazaar

Crammed into a Baltimore row house is an oddities shop that sells everything from skulls to dead insects.
Baltimore, Maryland

Graffiti Alley

A hidden alley in urban Baltimore is a haven for graffiti artists.
Shepherdstown, West Virginia

O'Hurley's General Store

This general store is more than a century old and home to various oddities and antiques.
Syracuse, New York

Upside-Down Traffic Signal

A reversed traffic signal that was once violently misinterpreted as a statement on British-Irish relations.