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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s
50.0870, 14.4208
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios
40.7235, -74.0002
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions
37.8093, -122.4159
Seattle, Washington

Steve's Weird House

A house filled to the brim with oddities and curiosities
47.6031, -122.3301
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean
37.8085, -122.4402
Medical Ed. Photo by Annetta Black
Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

100 year old purveyor of curiosities, curios, and kitsch featuring mummies, shrunken heads and a Fiji Mermaid
47.6042, -122.3390
Portland, Oregon

Zymoglyphic Museum

Private collection of art inspired by cabinets of curiosity
45.5131, -122.6635
Don't let the unassuming entrance fool you.
Culver City, California

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

A modern day curiosity cabinet
34.0257, -118.3953
Greater London, United Kingdom

Clock of the Long Now: Prototype 1

A clock designed to run with perfect accuracy for 10,000 years
51.4975, -0.1747
Fuller St., part of the main drag.
Bridgeport, California

Bodie State Historical Park

Standing in a state of "arrested decay", this ghost town allows for a detailed peek into Gold Rush life in an unusually harsh climate
38.2088, -119.0142
New York, New York

The New York Earth Room

A room in New York City that contains 250 cubic yards of dirt worth a million dollars
40.7260, -73.9999
Albany, California

The Bone Room

A store that sells all manner of bones, insects, and animal curiosities.
37.8910, -122.2854
circa 2016
Los Angeles, California

Necromance

Medical and Zoological Curiosites for Sale
34.0833, -118.3468
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass
47.6523, -122.3473
Paxton Gate Exterior
San Francisco, California

Paxton Gate

A shop full of natural curiosities, carnivorous plants, and costumed taxidermied mice
37.7596, -122.4217
San Francisco, California

The Pirate Shop at 826 Valencia

An essential stop before plundering, BYO Cutlass
37.7596, -122.4214
Gold Rush Steakhouse at the Madonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel/restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch
35.2660, -120.6737
The wild parrots of Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, California

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Staircase winds down the side of Telegraph Hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead
37.8021, -122.4039
Mont Saint-Michel
Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide
48.6352, -1.5105
Redwood City, California

Pulgas Water Temple

A classically inspired temple in Redwood City
37.4833, -122.3172
Typical Boston gravestones showing the winged death head
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death
42.3573, -71.0613
Gwynedd, Wales

Portmeirion Village

A miniature Italianate fantasy village on the coast of Wales and the set of ITC classic "The Prisoner"
52.9176, -4.0929
Look for the pilgrim between the Royal Doors and the edge of the clock tower
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Shadow Pilgrim

An accidental trick of light casts the perfect shadow of a pilgrim of the Camino de Santiago against the cathedral wall
42.8806, -8.5437
Oakland, California

Mountain View Cemetery

Oakland's beautiful monumental cemetery
37.8340, -122.2393