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London, England

The London Stone

This legendary stone is of unknown origin, and throughout history has been a literal touchstone for British leaders.
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.
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Art Walls

This outdoor gallery of graffiti-covered walls pays homage to the past, present, and possible future of street art.
Paterson, New Jersey

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park

In the power of this waterfall, Alexander Hamilton saw the potential for industry.
Allentown, Pennsylvania

Leonardo's Horse Scale Model

A smaller model of the Da Vinci sculpture that took 500 years to come to life.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Tomb of Unknown Soldier (Bethlehem)

A tribute to those that perished during the American Revolution.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

National Museum of Industrial History

A former plant in one of the hubs of U.S. steelmaking has been turned into this museum celebrating the history of American industry.
Glenside, Pennsylvania

Grey Towers Castle

Designed by Horace Trumbauer in 1893, this Gothic-style castle is now a home for academics.
Kempton, Pennsylvania

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Beautiful views of the surrounding hills and birds of prey can be found at this sanctuary.
Hokendauqua, Pennsylvania

Abandoned Thomas Iron Ruins

One of the first commercially successful anthracite-powered iron-making operations in North America.
Ashland, Pennsylvania

Big Mine Run Geyser

The only geyser in the state of Pennsylvania is caused by pressure from an abandoned coal mine outside of the ghost town Centralia.
Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

Pine Creek Gorge

This lush forest valley was once mined for lumber to the extent that it was once nicknamed "The Pennsylvania Desert."
Jersey City, New Jersey

The Colgate Clock

On the Hudson resides one of the largest clocks in the world.
Asbury Park, New Jersey

Madam Marie's Psychic Booth

Marie told fortunes from her small stand on the Boardwalk for decades, including to a young Bruce Springsteen who would busk outside her booth.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Site of the Jefferson Street Ballpark

The humble field where the first Major League Baseball game was played.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Toleration Statue

Contrary to popular belief, this secluded statue doesn't represent Pennsylvania's founder.
Reading, Pennsylvania

The Reading Pagoda

A failed piece of Orientalism has become the proud symbol of a community.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tiffany Glass Mural "The Dream Garden"

Mural made of 100,000 pieces of hand blown glass, and until recently, the largest glass mural in the US.
Allenwood, Pennsylvania

Bunkers of Alvira

Over 100 concrete munitions bunkers are all that remain of a Pennsylvanian village seized by the US government.
Quakertown, Pennsylvania

Rosicrucian Pyramids of Bucks County

The headquarters of the Fraternitas Rosae Crucis, complete with Rosicrucian pyramids, all in the Pennsylvania woods.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Old Adam Scheidt Plant

This forgotten building was one of the few Philadelphia-area breweries to survive Prohibition.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

'We the Youth'

South Philadelphia is home to Keith Haring's only surviving in situ collaborative public mural.
Pittston, Pennsylvania

Abandoned Knox Coal Distribution Center

The graffitied ruins stand hidden within the Pennsylvania woods.