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Places visited in Kaunas, Lithuania
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Queens, New York

La Guardia's Art Deco Marine Air Terminal

A remnant from the golden age of aviation still in use today, Pan Am's Clipper service took off from this Art Deco gem.
New York, New York

The Site of Stanford White's Sex Crimes

Now a mere parking lot, this bygone address was once the setting of a New York sex scandal which led to one of the most sensational murders in the city's history.
New York, New York

The White Horse Tavern

Great place to have a drink and a bite to eat in an atmosphere laden with New York's Bohemian past.
New York, New York

The Former New Brighton Athletic Club

These historic buildings once housed the headquarters of one of the most infamous gangs of New York.
New York, New York

Jean-Michel Basquiat Commemorative Plaque

The artist and New York City icon lived, worked and died in this converted carriage house owned by another iconic artist, Andy Warhol.
New York, New York

The Woolworth Building

Once the tallest building in the world and the site of "the highest dinner ever held in New York" this building now holds the most expensive penthouse in the city.
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.
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.
New York, New York

William Lescaze Townhouse

New York City's first Modernist house.
New York, New York

Campbell Apartment

A very classy 1920s-era bar right in Grand Central Station.
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
Lincoln, Ontario

Grande Hermine

The third version of this tall sailing ship sits, rusted and burnt, in Lake Ontario.
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
Oswiecim, Poland

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

The former Nazi concentration camp stands as a museum to remember this dark chapter in Germany's history.
Vilnius, Lithuania

The Church of St. Anne

Legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte fell in love with this Gothic church.
Musteika, Lithuania

Ancient Beekeeping Museum

A tiny traditional village keeps an ancient method of beekeeping alive.
Joneikiškės, Lithuania

Europos Parkas

A curious art sculpture park in the geographic center of Europe.
Meškuičių seniūnija, Lithuania

Hill of Crosses

An old hill fort covered in over 100,000 crosses is a symbol of Lithuanian nationalism and beliefs.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Žaliakalnis Funicular Railway

The oldest funicular in Lithuania has been climbing this steep hill since 1931.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Devils' Museum

Ever-growing collection of devils in art.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Republic of Uzupis

This micro-nation may be some sort of prank, but its constitution sure seems official.
Gruta, Lithuania

Grūtas Park

Open-air museum with a large collection of Soviet-era statues.
Neringos savivaldybė, Lithuania

The Dead Dunes

A narrow strip of land is home to the tallest migrating dunes in Europe.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Kaunas Museum for the Blind

Museum deep in the catacombs of St. Michael the Archangel Church is explored by touch, sound, and smell.