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Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Cemetery Mortsafes

Protecting the dead from opportunistic body snatchers.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Heart of Midlothian

A sweet symbol marks the place where torturous executions were once carried out.
Lowell, Massachusetts

Wannalancit Mills Smokestack Christmas Tree

Every December the Wannalancit Mills lights a Christmas Tree over the old mill's smokestack.
Boston, Massachusetts

World's Largest Air-Insulated Van de Graaff Generator

The massive machine creates cracking displays of indoor lightning.
Boston, Massachusetts

New England Holocaust Memorial

Millions of numbers carved in glass represent the tattoos forced upon victims.
Freeport, Maine

Freeport McDonald's

When the town wouldn't allow the fast-food behemoth to build a new restaurant, they put one inside an 1850 home.
Franconia, New Hampshire

Old Man of the Mountain Profiler Plaza

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

Steinberg Sculpture Garden

A beautiful collection of architectural ornaments rescued from demolished New York City buildings.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Metairie Cemetery

New Orleans' famous cemetery, located on the site of a former race track.
Santa Marta, Colombia

Ciudad Perdida

Colombia's ancient lost city.
New York, New York

The Hangman's Elm

The oldest living tree in Manhattan comes shrouded in sinister legend.
New York, New York

Gay Liberation

The first piece of public art dedicated to LGBT rights.
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Whiskey Fire

A devastating booze inferno poured through the streets, claiming only the victims dumb enough to drink it.
New York, New York

Chinatown's Bloody Angle

Avoid gangster interaction while window-shopping.
New York, New York

The Mulberry Bend

During the 19th century, you could pay for violence off a prix fixe menu on this Manhattan street.
Bayonne, New Jersey

Tear Drop Memorial

World Trade Center memorial likened to a woman's sexual organ.
New York, New York

Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Celebrate Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie ice cream.
New York, New York

Crabs of Cleopatra’s Needle

Curious crustaceans support an obelisk from ancient Egypt that now stands in modern-day Central Park.
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Black Tom Explosion Memorial

A simple plaque remembers an act of WWI terrorism that obliterated an island and forever scarred the Statue of Liberty.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

House of Eternal Return

An immersive environment that is part haunted house, part choose-your-own-adventure, and part jungle gym.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Witchery

Near the former site of numerous witch burnings, this lavish Edinburgh mainstay pays homage to Scotland's brutal history.
Brooklyn, New York

Green-Wood Cemetery

A Victorian cemetery in the heart of Brooklyn remains a popular mecca of morbid curiosity.