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Boston, Massachusetts

Exchange Place Staircase to Nowhere

The remnants of a Gilded Age elegance preserved in the middle of a stark modern tower.
42.3585, -71.0562
Steinert Hall
Boston, Massachusetts

Steinert Hall

The former locus of Boston's high culture has been shuttered and buried for over 70 years.
42.3523, -71.0668
The Hayden today.
Boston, Massachusetts

Hayden Building

This historic Boston building has gone from personal estate to porn theater and back again.
42.3514, -71.0629
Site of the Boston Tax Riot
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of the Boston Tax Riot

One of the indelible moments of the American Revolution took place at this location.
42.3640, -71.0534
26 Exeter Street
Boston, Massachusetts

First Spiritualist Temple

America's original house of worship for Spiritualism, the religious movement based on communing with the dead.
42.3506, -71.0799
The Frederick Law Olmsted designed Emerald Necklace at The Fenway Victory Gardens.
Boston, Massachusetts

Fenway Victory Gardens

One of the last remaining World War II Victory Gardens in the U.S. is quietly growing across from Fenway Park.
42.3459, -71.0943
Quincy, Massachusetts

Spectacle Island

Solar powered Spectacle Island features all-green facilities.
42.3253, -70.9865
King Philip's War - Capture of Brookfield, Massachusetts
Winthrop, Massachusetts

Deer Island Nipmuc Memorial

The site of the tragic isolation of Nipmuc Native Americans left to perish in King Philip's War.
42.3545, -70.9629
Winthrop, Massachusetts

Deer Island Treatment Plant

Second largest wastewater treatment plant in the country.
42.3510, -70.9571
Susanna Jayne Headstone at Old Burial Hill
Marblehead, Massachusetts

Susanna Jayne Headstone

Ornate and macabre headstone in one of the country's oldest cemeteries.
42.5096, -70.8457
Paul Bunyan Statue, Bangor
Bangor, Maine

Paul Bunyan Statue, Bangor

This handsome giant is said to mark the birthplace of the mythical woodsman and even had a cameo in a Stephen King novel.
44.7879, -68.7783
Rifled cannons.
Halifax, Canada

McNab's Island

This Canadian island is a veritable garden of decay with countless abandoned structures dotting the landscape.
44.6000, -63.5167
Mortuary Bag No. 41
Halifax, Canada

The Titanic Mortuary Bag at The Maritime Museum of The Atlantic

A morbid piece of memorabilia from the most famous shipwreck in current history is just one of the many poignant artifacts in this Canadian collection.
44.6413, -63.5682
The Mother Church
Boston, Massachusetts

The First Church of Christ, Scientist

This impressive Boston holy house is the American mecca for Christian scientists.
42.3444, -71.0857
Black Sand Beach
Mountain View, Hawaii

Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.
19.1358, -155.5049
Ka Lae
Naalehu, Hawaii

Ka Lae

The southernmost point in the United States is a beautiful place to look at but a deadly place to wade in.
18.9124, -155.6802
Plaque
Boston, Massachusetts

Great Boston Molasses Flood Plaque

The site of one of the strangest disasters in history—a wave of deadly molasses traveling at 35 mph.
42.3683, -71.0554
Boston, Massachusetts

Warren Anatomical Museum

Boston medical museum featuring the skull of famous medical case Phineas Gage.
42.3352, -71.1038
Bones from the former Magdeleine cemetery (La Ville Leveque Street numbers 1 and 2). Deposited in 1844 in the western ossuary (bone repository) and transferred to the catacombs in September 1859.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
48.8343, 2.3322
Spring Lane, which was named after the Great Spring.
Boston, Massachusetts

The Great Spring

A tiny plaque marks the location of the water source that facilitated the birth of modern-day Boston.
42.3574, -71.0578
An older Poe marker that predates the square's official dedication
Boston, Massachusetts

Edgar Allan Poe Square

The Boston square dedicated to the dark poet who was born nearby.
42.3523, -71.0673
Hull, Massachusetts

The Murder Holes of Fort Warren

Civil War-era Fort designed to withstand invasion and attack, with tricky traps called "murder holes."
42.3205, -70.9276
Quincy, Massachusetts

Spectacle Island Sea Glass Beaches

Trash escaped from a landfill to fill beaches with all kinds of treasure.
42.3203, -70.9880
Worcester, Massachusetts

Higgins Armory Museum

Once a private collection, now the only museum of arms and armor in the Western Hemisphere - CLOSED.
42.2991, -71.7990