Classic Facades

New York, New York, United States

161 Duane Street

PSA: This building has *NOTHING* to do with our friends at Whalebone Magazine.

Kanses City, Missouri, United States

Kansas City Power and Light Building

Once the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, this structure is a temple to all things light--and may be fighting some shadowy figures.

River Ranch, Florida, United States

Westgate River Ranch

Experience early American cowboy life at this Florida dude ranch.

Tallinn, Estonia

Toompea Castle

According to legend, the Toompea Castle sits on a hill created by hand by an ancient woman named Linda.

Bucharest, Romania

Palace of the Parliament

Containing 1.5 billion pounds of steel and bronze, the Palace of Parliament is the heaviest building in the world.

Le Locle, Switzerland

Château des Monts

Passed down through generations of watchmakers, this Chateau now houses a clock museum.

Lincoln, United Kingdom

Lincoln Cathedral

This cathedral was once the tallest building in the world -- surpassing the Pyramids of Giza.

Saint Louis, Michigan, United States

Woody’s Music

Unique instruments, autographed photos, and maybe even a tarantula may greet you upon entry into this shop.

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Congress Plaza Hotel

This 19th-century Hotel is home to 871 rooms -- and countless ghosts who roam its halls.

Moscow, Russia

Sanduny Baths

A bathhouse who's story began with love, a queen's blessing, and diamonds.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Carpenters’ Hall

This assembly hall has played host to a slew of visitors from rebellious revolutionaries to notorious bank robbers.

Willemstad, Curaçao

Skyline

In addition to these brightly colored buildings, Curaçao is also home to an incredible blend of cultures and a complex, layered history.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Kunsthal Charlottenborg

A cutting edge contemporary art museum that once was centuries deep in Danish riches and royalty.

Killyleagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Killyleagh Castle

Ireland’s oldest castle—and among the most ancient, still-inhabited castles in the world.

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Floyd Bennet Field

When Lindbergh returned from his heroic flight, he immediately set out to design the Hour Angle wristwatch and found a willing partner for its manufacture in Longines.

Turin, Italy

Musy Padre e Figli

The tiara, which has remained with the family for over 150 years, is believed to have been created by Musy Padre e Figli – Court Jeweller of Turin, and one of the oldest goldsmiths in Europe.

Dublin, Ireland

Boland Mills

This formidable factory building played a pivotal role in the Easter Rising of 1916.

Derbyshire, England

Calke Abbey

This centuries-old estate has been home to a long line of eccentric noblemen, the Harpur Crewes.

New York, New York, United States

Sant Ambroeus

In 1936, two pastry chefs joined forces to open a café just steps from Teatro La Scala, the legendary opera house.

AWA Visted Here

New York, New York, United States

Katz’s Delicatessen

As New York City’s oldest active original Jewish deli, Katz’s is an unquestioned institution of both culinary and cultural influence.

AWA Visted Here

Lisbon, Ohio, Ohio, United States

Morgan’s Drug Store

For its long run in the heart of Lisbon, Morgan’s helped thousands of locals find relief to their pains, but it was arguably most adored during Prohibition.

Bridgetown, Barbados

Nidḥe Israel Synagogue

The British government opened Barbados to many settlers, and so Sephardic Jews from Brazil and Holland sought refuge there from the grips of the Inquisition while they were also drawn to the wealth of the sugar trade.

Pécs, Hungary

City Hall

Since 1871, the melodies of the carillon in the bell tower of City Hall have rung out every hour on the hour, signaling the passing of time.

Nice, France

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice

Jules Chéret was painter and lithographer who had a widespread impact on the city and French culture and some may say he was the father of the modern poster.

Marrakesh, Morocco

Bahia Palace

The Grand Courtyard, now spare and empty, were not the type of galleries where fine art is on display, unless you considered that fine art on display to be a harem of concubines.

Palermo, Italy

Teatro Bellini

Not only the oldest theatre in Palermo’s historic city center, it also has often performed one of Bellini’s most quintessential operas, il pirata, a woeful and lovelorn tale filled with vengeance starring Pirate Captain Gaultiero and Duchess Imogene.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Boston Navy Yard

Originally called the Charlestown Navy Yard, this patriotic totem to American history was one of the U.S.’ oldest shipbuilding facilities, which specialized in repairing, modernizing, and resupplying ships for 174 years.

Cape Town, South Africa

African Trading Port

This art gallery, nestled in one of the oldest working harbors in Cape Town, curates traditional art from all over Africa.

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