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Alameda (Spanish) is a city in Alameda County, California, United States.
Alexandria is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.
Amsterdam is the capital and most populous municipality of the Netherlands.
The Astor family achieved prominence in business, society, and politics in the United States and the United Kingdom during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Austria-Hungary, often referred to as the Austro-Hungarian Empire or the Dual Monarchy in English-language sources, was a constitutional union of the Austrian Empire (the Kingdoms and Lands Represented in the Imperial Council, or Cisleithania) and the Kingdom of Hungary (Lands of the Crown of Saint Stephen or Transleithania) that existed from 1867 to 1918, when it collapsed as a result of defeat in World War I. The union was a result of the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 and came into existence on 30 March 1867.
Bosnia and Herzegovina (or; abbreviated B&H; Bosnian and Serbian: Bosna i Hercegovina (BiH) / Боснa и Херцеговина (БиХ), Croatian: Bosna i Hercegovina (BiH)), sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina, and often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula.
Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
Buenos Aires is the capital and most populous city of Argentina.
A building, or edifice, is a structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory.
A building code (also building control or building regulations) is a set of rules that specify the standards for constructed objects such as buildings and nonbuilding structures.
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area.
Caroline Webster "Lina" Schermerhorn (September 21, 1830 – October 30, 1908) was a prominent American socialite of the last quarter of the 19th century.
Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye (also called "crystalline lens") that has developed an opacification, which is referred to as a cataract.
A churchyard is a patch of land adjoining or surrounding a church, which is usually owned by the relevant church or local parish itself.
Collinsville is a village and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Canton, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States.
A confidence trick (synonyms include con, confidence game, confidence scheme, ripoff, scam and stratagem) is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their confidence, used in the classical sense of trust.
Construction is the process of constructing a building or infrastructure.
"Cutting off the nose to spite the face" is an expression to describe a needlessly self-destructive over-reaction to a problem: "Don't cut off your nose to spite your face" is a warning against acting out of pique, or against pursuing revenge in a way that would damage oneself more than the object of one's anger.
The Damrak is an avenue and partially filled in canal at the centre of Amsterdam, running between Amsterdam Centraal in the north and Dam Square in the south.
Dover Publications, also known as Dover Books, is an American book publisher founded in 1941 by Hayward Cirker and his wife, Blanche.
Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.
The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
An estate in land is an interest in real property that is or may become possessory.
An eyesore is something that is largely considered to look unpleasant or ugly.
Frederick is a city in, and the county seat of, Frederick County in the U.S. state of Maryland.
Freeport (officially The Incorporated Village of Freeport) is a village in the town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, US, on the South Shore of Long Island.
Gainford on Tees is a village on the north bank of the River Tees in County Durham, England.
George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur.
The Hartford Courant is the largest daily newspaper in the U.S. state of Connecticut, and is often recognized as the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States.
Heritage Documentation Programs (HDP) is a division of the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) responsible for administering the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), and Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS).
Hiawatha (Ioway: Hári Wáta pronounced) is the largest city and county seat of Brown County, Kansas, United States.
A holdout is a piece of property that did not become part of a larger real estate development because the owner either refused to sell or wanted more than the developer would pay.
A horse-drawn vehicle is a mechanized piece of equipment pulled by one horse or by a team of horses.
The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Houston, Texas, United States.
Irritability is the excitatory ability that living organisms have to respond to changes in their environment.
John Tyler (29 June 1763 – 15 October 1841) was an American ophthalmologist.
The Kavanagh Building is an Art Deco skyscraper in Buenos Aires, located at 1065 Florida Street in the barrio of Retiro, overlooking Plaza San Martín.
Lexington Avenue, often colloquially abbreviated as "Lex", is an avenue on the East Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City that carries southbound one-way traffic from East 131st Street to Gramercy Park at East 21st Street.
The Library of Congress (LOC) is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States.
QI (short for Quite Interesting) is a BBC comedy panel game television show that began in 2003.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Marblehead is a coastal New England town in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Marin County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California.
The Miljacka (Cyrillic script: Миљацка) is a river in Bosnia and Herzegovina that passes through Sarajevo.
Montlake is an affluent residential neighborhood in central Seattle.
The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.
The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
Newsday is an American daily newspaper that primarily serves Nassau and Suffolk counties and the New York City borough of Queens on Long Island, although it is sold throughout the New York metropolitan area.
The North End is a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery (both methods are used) that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eyeball and orbit.
The Victoria Hotel is a major hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Phippsburg is a town in Sagadahoc County, Maine, United States, on the west side of the mouth of the Kennebec River.
Plaza San Martín (English: San Martín Square) is a park located in the Retiro neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
QI (Quite Interesting) is a British comedy panel game television quiz show created and co-produced by John Lloyd, and features permanent panelist Alan Davies.
Renovation (also called remodeling) is the process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.
Residency is the act of establishing or maintaining a residence in a given place.
Rockport is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States.
Salem is a historic, coastal city in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States, located on Massachusetts' North Shore.
The Sam Kee Building, located at 8 West Pender Street in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is the "shallowest commercial building in the world" according to the Guinness Book of Records.
The San Antonio Express-News is a daily newspaper in San Antonio, Texas.
The San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California.
San Martín Palace (Palacio San Martín) is located facing Plaza San Martín in the Retiro neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina and serves as the Ceremonial Headquarters for the Ministry of Foreign Relations.
Sarajevo (see names in other languages) is the capital and largest city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a population of 275,524 in its current administrative limits.
The Skinny House at 44 Hull Street in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, is an extremely narrow four-story house reported by the Boston Globe as having the "uncontested distinction of being the narrowest house in Boston." According to the executive director of the Boston Landmarks Commission, "In a city where there are many narrow lots, this far exceeds the norm.
The Smallest House in Great Britain (Y Tŷ Lleiaf ym Mhrydain Fawr), also known as the Quay House, is a tourist attraction on the quay in Conwy, Wales.
The Southern United States, also known as the American South, Dixie, Dixieland, or simply the South, is a region of the United States of America.
To spite is to intentionally annoy, hurt, or upset.
Spite fence is a term used in American property law to refer to an overly tall fence, structure in the nature of a fence, or a row of trees, bushes, or hedges, constructed or planted between adjacent lots by a property owner (with no legitimate purpose), who is annoyed with or wishes to annoy a neighbor, or who wishes to completely obstruct the view between lots.
The Spite House, also known as the Thomas McCobb House, is a historic house at Deadman's Point in Rockport, Maine.
A spite wall, or blinder wall, similar in concept to a spite house or spite fence, is a wall constructed or substantially modified to irritate neighbors or any party with land stakes.
Stari Grad (Стари Град;, "Old Town") is a municipality of the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Boston Globe (sometimes abbreviated as The Globe) is an American daily newspaper founded and based in Boston, Massachusetts, since its creation by Charles H. Taylor in 1872.
"The Business Man" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe about a businessman boasting of his accomplishments.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Northern Echo is a regional daily morning newspaper, based in the town of Darlington in North East England; serving County Durham and Teesside.
The Seattle Times is a daily newspaper serving Seattle, Washington, United States.
The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.
The Washington Times is an American daily newspaper that covers general interest topics with a particular emphasis on American politics.
Vancouver is a coastal seaport city in western Canada, located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia.
Victorian architecture is a series of architectural revival styles in the mid-to-late 19th century.
Virginia City is a census-designated place (CDP) that is the county seat of Storey County, Nevada.
The Waldorf Astoria New York is a luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
William Waldorf "Willy" Astor, 1st Viscount Astor (March 31, 1848 – October 18, 1919) was a wealthy American-born attorney, politician, businessman, and newspaper publisher.
A window blind is a type of window covering.