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Creative Cartelismo of Queens

Brothers & artists who have been hand-painting signs for businesses in New York City for more than 40 years

Groundbreakers

The Petite Parish

The self-proclaimed Guinness World Record holder for "Smallest Chapel in the World" is contested only by the Guinness World Record Organization itself.

Architectural Wonders

The Birth of The Burger

Who invented the Hamburger? A simple question that is actually a bit of a pickle to answer.

Off the beaten path

Take It To The Bridge

“In bridge designing, the aesthetics are quite as important as engineering details. It is a crime to build an ugly bridge.”

Architectural Wonders

Unlikely Essential Workers

After the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, Women answered the call to serve their country - promptly joining the workforces at one of the oldest shipbuilding facilities in the United States.

Groundbreakers

The Last of the Steel City Funiculars

The steep-sided Steel City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania used to be home to more than 24 inclined planes or “funiculars" - today only two remain.

History Lesson

From Siberia With Love

Antartica is not just home to research stations, but also a few houses of worship to keep parishioners cozy.

Off the beaten path

Antwerp Was Made For Glovers

Antwerp’s last remaining store dedicated to handmade leather gloves, this family operated store boasts 120 years of exclusively selling craft gloves.

Skilled Artisans

The Southernmost Library

Thanks to atmospheric scientist Dr. Russell Schnell, the world can now claim to have Little Free Libraries on all seven continents.

Off the beaten path

Saving The Rarest Floating Lighthouse

Despite the sci-fi sounding name, this lightship is a rare homage to how ships are protected in deep or onerous terrain where it is difficult to construct lighthouses.

On the Road

Celebrating A Chic Shetland Shelter

Cold and unforgiving Shetland weather inspired a young schoolboy to write the local paper to build a new bus shelter for him and his classmates, but it ended up becoming more than a bus stop.

Quality Quirks

A One-of-a-Kind View

The only drive-in + motor-lodge that lets you enjoy the feature presentation from the comfort of your motel room.

Not your typical b&b

The Art Deco Capital of the World

The inner city of Napier is now recognized as having one of the largest and most beautiful concentrations of Art Deco buildings in the world.

Architectural Wonders

Greetings, Earthlings

Located in the closest town to Area 51, this roadside inn invites travelers to enjoy food, lodging, and all things UFO.

Not your typical b&b

An Airborne Laboratory

Installed in 1999, the Ballon Generali is a tethered helium balloon that also tracks air quality in the skies of Paris.

Groundbreakers

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