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Sydney, Australia

Sirius Building

Though considered an eyesore by some, this boxy Brutalist high-rise plays a significant role in Sydney's past.
Tacoma, Washington

Bridge of Glass

A beautiful footbridge with over 2,000 glass sculptures along the walls and ceiling.
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think.
Boston, Massachusetts

The Footlight Club

America’s oldest community theater, this Boston club has been in operation since 1877.
Athens, Greece

The Olive Tree of the Acropolis

Legend says this sacred tree was a gift from Athena.
Hull, Massachusetts

Paragon Carousel

The last remaining attraction from Paragon Park.
Medford, Massachusetts

Site of 'Jingle Bells' Composition

The classic Christmas carol was written at this Massachusetts tavern in 1850.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Hotel Buckminster

This hotel was the site of major events in sports and radio history. It was also used as a detention center during World War II.
Boston, Massachusetts

Berkeley Weather Beacon

A beacon atop a downtown building provides Bostonians with weather forecasts and baseball news.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Brattle Theatre

One of the last remaining movie theatres in the country that features a rear-projection system.
Boston, Massachusetts

North End "Peninsula"

What was once a true peninsula has now been filled in, causing the water to recede and leaving many streetside "waterfronts" and landlocked "islands."
Boston, Massachusetts

Site of the Great Brinks Robbery

This parking garage was the site of what was - at the time - the largest cash robbery in history.
Stow, Massachusetts

Collings Foundation

War planes on tour promoting "living history."
Boston, Massachusetts

Creek Square

This historic patch of real estate offers a glimpse of colonial Boston.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's First Street

Historic Hull Street was actually the first street with a proper name in the Boston area.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Liberty Tree

The former site of an all-but-forgotten colonial landmark is now remembered by an often overlooked bas relief.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Longfellow House

One of America's most historic homes also holds a startling literary legacy.
Boston, Massachusetts

Union Oyster House

This nearly 200-year-old restaurant's history includes an exiled French prince, JFK, and a very hungry Daniel Webster.
Quincy, Massachusetts

First Dunkin' Donuts

This small shop walked so America could run on Dunkin'.
Boston, Massachusetts

Madonna, Queen of the Universe

This giant Boston statue of Mary is standing on a globe to show her power over the universe.
Boston, Massachusetts

Copp's Hill Burying Ground

This landmark cemetery in Boston was created more than 300 years ago.
Boston, Massachusetts

Steinert Hall

The former locus of Boston's high culture has been shuttered and buried for over 70 years.
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.
Marshfield, Massachusetts

Rexhame Beach

In 1898, a New England storm that claimed more than 400 lives created this brand new stretch of shoreline.