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Stromboli, Italy

Stromboli Island

A volcanic old faithful, Stromboli has been erupting continuously for the last 2000 years
38.7869, 15.2131
Century-old rats
Paris, France

Julien Aurouze and Co.

A Parisian exterminator's shop whose storefront displays stuffed rats hanging from traps
48.8598, 2.3467
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
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
View of the ruins from the hillside. The original stairs would have come down on the far left. The curved edge of the original aquarium and the outline of the diving well are on the right.
San Francisco, California

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

The seawater playground of gilded-era San Francisco burned to the ground in 1966
37.7799, -122.5137
Isola San Michele Funeral gates
Murano, Italy

Isola di San Michele

Venice's island of the dead
45.4470, 12.3466
Zipaquira, Colombia

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira

Cathedral carved out of salt, located a mile below the earth's surface
5.0284, -74.0102
Les Baux-de-Provence, France

Carrières de Lumières

Walk through living pictures and music in the Cathedral of Images
43.7433, 4.7948
London, England

Tipu's Tiger

A delightful crank-operated pipe organ depicts a tiger calmly devouring a hapless colonial
51.4971, -0.1728
Angel in West Highgate
Greater London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters
51.5675, -0.1483
Bourg-en-Lavaux, Switzerland

Lavaux

Swiss vineyards in a UNESCO heritage site
46.4919, 6.7461
Lucca, Italy

Guinigi Tower - Torre Guinigi

Fortified medieval tower house with lovely roof garden
43.8442, 10.5041
San Gimignano, Italy

Towers of San Gimignano

These medieval skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this small Tuscan town
43.4676, 11.0435
Paris, France

Musée des Plans-Reliefs

The Sun King's military models, saved from the Louvre
48.8557, 2.3131
Panama, Panama

Ancon Hill, República de Panamá

A pocket of jungle amidst urban expansion in Panama
8.9500, -79.5500
Paris, France

Foucoult's Pendulum and the Paris Pantheon

19th century pendulum and a clock restored by a rogue group of guerilla artists
48.8468, 2.3459
Stones for the guilotine
Paris, France

Remnants of the Paris Guillotine

Indents in the pavement are all that remain from a grisly death machine in Paris
48.8589, 2.3853
(Kuriositas)
Pompei, Italy

Thermopolia of Pompeii

Ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire re-opened
40.7492, 14.5007
Ndougou, Gabon

Loango National Park

The true jewel of Africa's west coast known as "Africa's Last Eden"
-2.1538, 9.5896
Hachikō at the station
Taito, Japan

Hachiko

After a profound show of devotion for his master, a dog becomes the symbol of loyalty for an entire nation
35.7180, 139.7788
Treasure Island as seen from Yerba Buena Island
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay
37.8160, -122.3713
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park
44.4605, -110.8281
Puteaux, France

'Le Pouce,' The Giant Thumb Sculpture

César Baldaccini's iconic sculpture of a 40-foot thumb stands tall in Paris' La Défense
48.8914, 2.2409
Navajo Loop
Bryce, Utah

Bryce Canyon

Giant, natural amphitheaters made of delicate geological formations called "hoodoos"
37.5968, -112.2085