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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s
50.0870, 14.4208
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Bakken Museum

A museum dedicated to the role of electricity in life
44.9384, -93.3208
Mitchell, South Dakota

The Corn Palace

A fitting attraction for the corn capital of the world
43.7146, -98.0254
Wall detail
Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons
49.9482, 15.2676
Père Lachaise in snow
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs
48.8594, 2.3910
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned urban park
40.7392, -74.0083
Cats lounging on ancient architecture
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina - Roman Cat Sanctuary

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered
41.8962, 12.4763
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies"
59.9245, 10.7075
The Peace Fountain
New York, New York

The Peace Fountain at Cathedral of St. John the Divine

A curious fountain that has no water and includes Satan, a crab, and 9 giraffes
40.8039, -73.9632
The descent of the snake god
Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Mayan pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show
20.6816, -88.5677
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes
43.9933, -102.2418
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history
40.7275, -73.9801
Urubamba, Peru

The Stonework of Machu Picchu

The intricate stonework of Machu Picchu serves as a testament to Incan engineers
-13.1631, -72.5455
Three levels of shopping stacked on top of one another, built above the world's largest underground aquarium, and centered around a full-blown indoor amusement park.
Bloomington, Minnesota

The Mall of America

Equal parts record-breaking temple to consumerism and bizarre fun park, it's more then you think it is...
44.8550, -93.2421
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik Maskeron

Gargoyle head that brings good luck
42.6417, 18.1077
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hidden Beach

Secret hideaway for an alternative beach experience
44.9589, -93.3152
Prague, Czech Republic

Jan Palach Memorial

Monument to a suicide protesting the Soviet invasion
50.0795, 14.4306
Exterior of the Old New Synagogue.
Prague, Czech Republic

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague
50.0901, 14.4186
Tivoli carousel.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens
55.6747, 12.5657
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel"
48.8526, 2.3471
"Pusher Street" in 2007, after eviction of the hash stands. A "no photo sign" remains. The hash stands have since returned. (Wikimedia Commons)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Freetown Christiania

Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street
55.6735, 12.5958
Irish Hunger Memorial.
New York, New York

Irish Hunger Memorial

Blighted Irish field and the ruins of a 19th-century cottage on the edge of urban Manhattan
40.7145, -74.0155
The Santuario Facade on Monte Pellegrino. (Creative Commons)
Palermo, Italy

Santuario di Santa Rosalia

Cave shrine on Monte Pellegrino
38.1601, 13.3536
Zizkov Tower. (freefoto/Flickr)
Prague, Czech Republic

Zizkov Tower

Looming Communist pillar with a Czech twist
50.0810, 14.4518