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Sisyphus Stones with GW Bridge.
New York, New York

The Sisyphus Stones

Hordes of precariously balanced stone figures crowd the shores of the Hudson River.
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London, England

Scenes from the Frost Fair

Murals of the wild parties once held on the frozen River Thames.
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Water still flows through
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
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Two of the ravens at the Tower of London.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
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London, England

Tipu's Tiger

A delightful crank-operated pipe organ depicts a tiger calmly devouring a hapless colonial.
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Golden Hinde in London
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship.
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The Cedar of Lebanon.
London, England

World's Largest Potted Plant

The cedar tree in Highgate Cemetery earned its title by accident.
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Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon
London, England

Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon

The remains of the great moral philosopher reside in a cabinet in London.
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London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.
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London, England

Pollock's Toy Museum

A toy store with a century-long history preserves the craftsmanship of playthings of the past.
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London, England

Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

In this cobwebbed old operating theater, you can practically hear the screams of the unanesthetized patients.
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The cycle of artists painting over prior pieces begins
London, England

Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel

A hands-off space for graffiti artists to hone and display their skills.
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The Churchill War Rooms
London, England

The Churchill War Rooms

The perfectly preserved underground rooms where Churchill plotted the war against Germany.
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The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East
London, England

The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East

One of the few remaining casualties of the London Blitz, this destroyed church has become an enchanting public garden.
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East Highgate
London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters.
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Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
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USS Constitution
Boston, Massachusetts

USS Constitution

Berthed near the end of the Freedom Trail in Boston, "Old Ironsides" is the oldest commissioned US Navy warship still afloat.
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Stairs up to the bell tower
Boston, Massachusetts

Old North Church

The site of Paul Revere's historic two lantern warning.
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This early illustration reflects the extreme interest and reaction to the massacre by the colonists
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of the Boston Massacre

The American Revolution was galvanized into serious action due to the tragic clash with British soldiers that occurred at this location.
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Typical Boston gravestones showing the winged death head
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
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Boston, Massachusetts

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (The Gardner)

Two thousand artifacts from around the world collected by one woman with an addiction.
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Boston, Massachusetts

Mapparium

An enormous, inside-out glass globe built in 1935.
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Labyrinth at Audubon park
New Orleans, Louisiana

Labyrinth at Audubon Park

The stone labyrinth in this New Orleans city park was laid to symbolize healing in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
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Portraits of Napoleon decorate the bar named in his honour.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Napoleon House

A 200-year-old building in the French Quarter that was to be Napoleon's home in the New World.
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