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Washington, D.C.

Bare-Chested George Washington

Perhaps the most scandalous statue of America's first president.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Viksø Helmets

Discovered in a peat bog, these horned helms come from a thousand years before the Viking Age.
Madrid, Spain

Royal Palace of Madrid Statues

After the queen of Spain had a dream where these statues fell and crushed her, they were removed from the palace and given new homes around Madrid.
New York, New York

Caffe Reggio

Sip a cappuccino in the historic cafe that introduced them to the United States.
London, England

Cittie of Yorke

This pub has roots dating back to 1430.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First Bank of the United States

Alexander Hamilton’s creation caused quite a bit of controversy.
New York, New York

Times Square Station Fake Tiles

Fake subway tiles were installed to cover a design that resembled the Confederate flag—it's unclear if the resemblance was intentional.
New York, New York

Economy Candy

Established in 1937, the oldest candy shop in New York City boasts a rainbow-colored inventory that would make Willy Wonka envious.
New York, New York

The Grolier Club

The oldest bibliophilia club in America, with exhibitions on historic books and graphic arts.
Brooklyn, New York

Wonderville

An arcade packed with a rotating collection of unique independent video games.
Garden City, New York

Pan Am Museum

This museum-within-a-museum pays tribute to "The World's Most Experienced Airline."
New York, New York

Mei Lai Wah

The impeccably spiced roast pork buns at this bakery are worth the wait.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur

One of the oldest family businesses in Reykjavík serves lamb-based hot dogs.
Toronto, Ontario

Lillian H. Smith Toronto Public Library

This historic library honors the legacy of the British Empire's first children's librarian.
Brooklyn, New York

Martense Lane Rock

This seemingly unremarkable boulder is said to bear the hoofprint of the devil himself.
The Bronx, New York

Westchester Avenue Station

Designed by famed 20th-century architect Cass Gilbert, the future of this abandoned 1908 rail station is currently in limbo.
Brooklyn, New York

Replica of the Rock of Amersfort

A miniature version of a legendary Dutch boulder.
Queens, New York

Wise Clock (Riis Park Memorial Clock)

This 19th-century clock has been restored to help withstand the harsh environment of its seaside home.
New York, New York

Gay Street

An aptly-named street near the birthplace of the modern LGBT rights movement.
Providence, Rhode Island

Cranston Street Armory

A gothic-styled structure that has been the location for several movies.
Providence, Rhode Island

‘Time Wave’

A work of art that pays homage to a Victorian timepiece in Providence.
New York, New York

Paley Park

A small peaceful park and waterfall tucked amid the urban grind of Midtown Manhattan.
Vienna, Austria

Hochstrahlbrunnen

Along the edge of this fountain are 365 smaller fountains that represent the days of the year.
New York, New York

Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater

This theater opened in 1998, but both the building and the puppeteers who perform there have a distinguished history.