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Berlin, Germany

Fliegeberg

This conical hill was built as a testing ground for an engineer known as the Glider King.
Cairo, Egypt

The Hanging Church

Standing atop 2nd-century Roman ruins, this church is one of the oldest and most iconic in Old Cairo.
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism

A memorial in the Tiergarten is a reminder of the suffering inflicted on homosexuals by the Nazi regime.
Dresden, Germany

Yenidze

Tourists often confuse this beautifully ornate former cigarette factory for a mosque.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook

A cruise terminal that changes the atmosphere of Red Hook's industrial waterfront.
Brooklyn, New York

Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument

This beautiful Brooklyn monument over a crypt memorializes a grim and largely unknown story from the American Revolution.
Brooklyn, New York

Site of 1928 gang shooting

Retribution for death of infamous mob boss Franie Yale was a case of mistaken identity.
New York, New York

La Plaza Cultural

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

41 Cooper Square

This exemplar of modernist architecture is meant to captivate and inspire students of the Cooper Union.
New York, New York

Castle Williams

In its day this historic fort held 100 cannons pointed in almost every direction to protect New York.
New York, New York

Holiday Nostalgia Train

During the holidays, a vintage subway train whisks New Yorkers back in time.
New York, New York

Keith Haring's 'Once Upon a Time' Bathroom Mural

A masterpiece of LGBT art has been restored in what may now be the most valuable restroom in America.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
New York, New York

Hess Triangle

New York City's smallest piece of private property.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Tramway

One of only two commuter aerial tramways in the United States.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
New York, New York

The Evolution Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
Lincoln, Massachusetts

Ponyhenge

No one really knows how these old hobby horses got here, but the herd keeps growing.
Potsdam, Germany

Einsteinturm

Solar observatory doubles as a daring display of Expressionist architecture, much to Einstein's chagrin.
West Boylston, Massachusetts

Old Stone Church

The only surviving building of historic West Boylston, which was flooded to create the Wachusett Reservoir.
London, England

The Wallace Collection Armory

An eccentric Victorian aristocrat's enormous collection of medieval armor and weapons from around the world.
London, England

Café in the Crypt

This coffee shop lies hidden beneath a historic church.
Marlborough, Massachusetts

Wayside Country Store

This general store near Boston was once owned by Henry Ford, who had it relocated to a different town using a team of oxen.
Clinton, Massachusetts

Wachusett Dam and Reservoir

Once the largest gravity dam in the world.