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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
Vienna, Austria

Naturhistorisches Museum

Beautiful Austrian natural history museum with carved ceilings and row after row of ancient taxidermy
48.2057, 16.3606
Mercury in Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden Solar System

The world's largest model of our planetary system
59.2937, 18.0831
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
A street in the close.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary King's Close

17th century streets hidden under Edinburgh were once a breeding ground for the black death
55.9501, -3.1882
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

Remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic
59.3280, 18.0914
The Water-Powered Mechanical Theater with nearly 200 moving wood carvings
Salzburg, Austria

Schloss Hellbrunn

Trick water gardens from 1619 featuring a 200 piece mechanical theater powered by water
47.7625, 13.0604
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt Charnel House

An Austrian house of bones filled with hundreds of intricately painted skulls
47.5637, 13.6487
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain
52.5203, 13.3869
Leshan, China

Giant Buddha

This Tang Dynasty behemoth is the biggest Buddha in the world
29.5521, 103.7656
John Snow Memorial Pump and the John Snow Pub
Greater London, England

Broad Street Cholera Pump

The John Snow Memorial marks the epicenter of London's 1854 cholera epidemic
51.5135, -0.1362
The Stiftskeller is through the arches to the right of St. Peter's
Salzburg, Austria

St. Peter's Stiftskeller

Quite possibly the world's oldest restaurant
47.7975, 13.0440
Municipal heating plant, Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Hundertwasser's Odd Architecture

Op-art architecture designed for happiness
48.2085, 16.3945
Berlin, Germany

Arthouse Tacheles

An old department store turned Nazi prison turned artist commune
52.5257, 13.3894
Leonardo's Horse, Milan
Milano, Italy

Leonardo's Horse - Il Cavallo dello Sforza

Da Vinci's equestrian statue, 500 years in the making
45.4809, 9.1296
Sunrise over Atitlán.
Guatemala

Lago de Atitlán

Central America's deepest lake is actually an volcanic caldera, surrounded by three volcanoes.
14.7000, -91.2000
Golden Hinde in London
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship
51.5069, -0.0904
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
Blue Lagoon
Grindavik, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant
63.8462, -22.4448
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel"
48.8526, 2.3471
Budapest, Hungary

Terror Háza

Museum dedicated to the terror regimes of Hungary
47.5068, 19.0653
Lake Bled. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bled, Slovenia

Bled Island and Castle

This one-time health resort was used by aristocrats around the world
46.3632, 14.0899
Glen Echo trolley car.
Bethesda, Maryland

Glen Echo Amusement Park

Once home to seven different roller coasters, Glen Echo has undergone many transformations since its founding in 1891
38.9664, -77.1381