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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s
50.0870, 14.4208
Homestead, Florida

Ed Leedskalnin's Coral Castle

A mysterious castle built as a monument to lost love
25.5005, -80.4446
Years ago, I saw a child almost plummet out the Emergency Exit (and it would need to be a dire emergency, to knowingly venture out there that high off the ground,) near this high area of the house. The door's opening set off an alarm but staff didn't even raise an eyebrow. Scary place!
Spring Green, Wisconsin

House on the Rock

A bizarre house filled with an astounding array of collections
43.0970, -90.1349
Los Angeles, California

Watts Towers

America's most famous piece of self-built architecture
33.9393, -118.2610
Chiann, a big beer drinker.
Phillips, Wisconsin

Fred Smith's Wisconsin Concrete Park

An oddly poignant self-built sculpture park celebrating American lore
45.6709, -90.3908
Berne, Switzerland

The Child Eater of Bern

A nearly 500 year old sculpture depicts a man eating a sack of babies, and no one is sure why
46.9485, 7.4474
New York, New York

Billy's Antiques and Props

OUT OF BUSINESS
40.7247, -73.9940
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of ten cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
35.1872, -101.9871
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
Brooklyn, New York

Minerva in the Green-Wood Cemetery

A curious friendship between two inanimate ladies
40.6594, -73.9963
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

Opened in 1772, the oldest continuously running bar in the United States
29.9606, -90.0639
Beacon, New York

Bannerman's Castle

Collapsing castle on the Hudson river was once the storage site of military surplus business
41.4553, -73.9889
Known as a "Zip Tube" this carries the book requests down to the stacks many floors below.
New York, New York

Pneumatic System of the New York Public Library

One of the few places in Manhattan which still employs a pneumatic system
40.7533, -73.9823
Brooklyn, New York

Admiral's Row

Abandoned 19th century homes once occupied by naval officers, soon to be demolished
40.6986, -73.9791
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The tomb of Rufina Cambacérès

A beautiful young girl said to have been buried alive in her coffin…
-34.5883, -58.3924
A boat being serviced using a dry dock. (amberjol/Flickr)
Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

A decommissioned military complex that's now a modern industrial park
40.7026, -73.9698
Ellicott City, Maryland

Enchanted Forest Theme Park

Remnants of a storybook amusement park hidden behind a strip mall
39.2871, -76.8031
Paris, France

Jules Lavirotte 's 29 Avenue Rapp

A scandalous Art Nouveau collaboration that set Paris all atwitter at the turn of the century
48.8591, 2.3009
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil
34.1184, -118.3004
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Savings Bank

Neoclassical bank designed by NY architects Helmle & Huberty
40.7278, -73.9536
Brooklyn, New York

Digester Eggs

A modern addition to the Greenpoint skyline.
40.7333, -73.9444
Brooklyn, New York

Transmitter Park

Once a ferry dock, radio transmitter, and now a new Greenpoint park
40.7299, -73.9608
During construction, circa 1912
New York, New York

Red Hook Warehouse

A massive forgotten storehouse from 1913 on the Brooklyn Waterfront has a spectacular view of Brooklyn
40.6805, -74.0103