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30-foot-tall 'Eye' sculpture in Dallas, Texas.
Dallas, Texas

'Eye' Sculpture

This downtown Dallas art installation is always on the lookout.
32.7811, -96.7982
"The Outhouse." Books about the outdoors
East Lyme, Connecticut

Book Barn

With some 500,000 books across five buildings, this bookstore is a reader's paradise.
41.3218, -72.2082
Touro Cemetery gates.
Newport, Rhode Island

Touro Cemetery

The second oldest Jewish graveyard in the U.S. is tiny, with connections to George Washington and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
41.4876, -71.3095
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.
51.5074, -0.0769
Some remains of an original Ballarat building
Inyo County, California

Ballarat Ghost Town

This old mining town, deep in the California desert, has a year-round population of one.
36.0478, -117.2233
Quincy, Massachusetts

Lover’s Rock of Lovells Island

A disastrous shipwreck and a tragic love story.
42.3167, -70.9681
Hull, Massachusetts

Georges Island

Civil War Fort on an island in the Boston Harbor.
42.3200, -70.9287
Hull, Massachusetts

Fort Standish

Ruins of a fort include a staircase that leads up to the sky.
42.3298, -70.9276
Jerimoth Hill
Foster, Rhode Island

Jerimoth Hill

As state high-points-by-elevation go this spot is one of the lowest, but for years it was also the hardest to climb.
41.8495, -71.7787
Lighthouse and Coast Guard administration buildings
Narragansett, Rhode Island

Point Judith Lighthouse

This lighthouse was witness to the end of WWII hostilities and now collects creepy cairns.
41.3614, -71.4811
the entrance to the fort
Jamestown, Rhode Island

Fort Wetherill

Abandoned Coast Artillery fort now serves as graffiti canvas and sightseeing vantage point.
41.4801, -71.3618
The Newport Tower
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Tower

Mysterious stone tower featured in many alternative histories of the New World.
41.4858, -71.3099
Section of the restored Cliff Walk
Newport, Rhode Island

Newport Cliff Walk

Three and a half miles of cliffs, rocky beaches, Gilded Age mansions and 40 Steps to nowhere in particular.
41.4851, -71.2976
Belcourt's east façade, originally rear of the castle, faces Bellevue Avenue. (Wikimedia Commons)
Newport, Rhode Island

Belcourt Castle

60-room castle constructed by a horse racing heir.
41.4546, -71.3028
The main reading room of the Athenaeum.
Providence, Rhode Island

Providence Athenaeum

A 19th century library favored by Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, known by locals as "the Ath."
41.8258, -71.4063
Crook Point Bascule Bridge
Providence, Rhode Island

Crook Point Bascule Bridge

To avoid the demolition costs this abandoned drawbridge was simply left in the up position.
41.8243, -71.3834
Big Blue Bug
Providence, Rhode Island

Big Blue Bug

Ironically this massive termite is the mascot for a company that is acclaimed for killing his kind.
41.8071, -71.4059
Lock at Hogs Back
Ottawa, Canada

Hogs Back Lockstation

These locks on North America’s oldest canal are named after a porcine rock formation.
45.3698, -75.6986
Central Experimental Farm with the city of Ottawa in the background.
Ottawa, Canada

Central Experimental Farm

A sprawling Victorian farm that has been surrounded by a capitol city is one of Canada's greatest treasures.
45.3873, -75.7177
Panama City, Panama

Ancon Hill, República de Panamá

A pocket of jungle amidst urban expansion in Panama.
8.9500, -79.5500
The bear as diplomat
Lima, Peru

Paddington Bear of Lima

The little bear in the "funny kind of hat" has made his way from London back to Peru.
-12.1312, -77.0311
(Flickr/antwerpenR)
Hong Kong

Kowloon Walled City Park

Remnants of the most densely packed city in world history, that thrived on anarchy for 30 years.
22.3318, 114.1903
Shelley Street and Elgin Street intersection
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
22.2837, 114.1548
(Flickr/DoNotLick)
Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Valley in Hong Kong holds a tranquil Buddha that wants your money.
22.2526, 113.8997