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Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
48.8578, 2.3374
Thanksgiving Grocery, "Cuisine de la Louisiane."
Paris, France

Thanksgiving Grocery

An all-American grocery store in Paris sells U.S. "cuisine" like Pop-Tarts and Heinz ketchup to homesick ex-pats.
48.8535, 2.3618
Sleeping fox of the Fox Salon
Paris, France

Museum of Hunting and Nature (Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature)

Dedicated to the art of hunting, with juxtapositions of contemporary art.
48.8612, 2.3583
Cafe outside the museum
Paris, France

Musée de la Vie Romantique

Down a cobblestone alleyway is a museum dedicated to Romanticism, with a secret garden.
48.8812, 2.3334
Paris, France

Tombées du Camion

Stroll through retro Paris while shopping for old postcards and discarded doll heads.
48.8709, 2.3416
Saint-Ouen, France

François Richard's Scientific Devices and Odd Machinery

A charming flea market shop dedicated to retrofuturistic apparati.
48.9021, 2.3427
Paris, France

Musée des Plans-Reliefs

The Sun King's military models, saved from the Louvre.
48.8557, 2.3131
Paris, France

Musee de la Magie

A museum of magic with a Sadist past.
48.8532, 2.3614
Arago Medallion
Paris, France

Arago Medallions

135 bronze medallions mark a French meridian line which once rivaled the hotshot Greenwich timeline.
48.8363, 2.3365
The market from above
Washington, D.C.

Maine Avenue Fish Market

The oldest continuously operating fish market in the United States.
Sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery
Washington, D.C.

U.S. Naval Observatory Master Clock

The most accurate timepiece in the world.
Sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery
A aerial view of the Masada fortress.
Masada, Israel

Masada

This daunting 1st century fortress was the site of one of the most dramatic revolts of the Jewish-Roman wars.
31.3156, 35.3555
Cypress Street Playground
Brookline, Massachusetts

Cypress Street Playground

The oldest playground in America.
42.3314, -71.1257
Washington, D.C.

Starship Enterprise NCC-1701

The actual model from the original "Star Trek" series is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum.
38.8881, -77.0199
Mrs Mallard and her entire brood.
Boston, Massachusetts

Make Way for Ducklings Statue

Mrs. Mallard and her brood are a beloved fixture in Boston Public Garden.
42.3555, -71.0698
The pub is best known as being a meeting spot of the Inklings.
Oxford, England

The Eagle and Child

J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and other "Inklings" met at the Oxford pub to discuss the now legendary fantasy stories they were writing.
51.7572, -1.2603
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
Gravelly Point Park
Arlington, Virginia

Gravelly Point Park

This lovely picnic spot featuring thunderous jet landings is an aircraft spotter’s dream.
38.8644, -77.0393
Woodrow Wilson Bridge
Fort Washington, Maryland

Woodrow Wilson Bridge

This rare triple-jurisdiction drawbridge passes through Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
38.7934, -77.0317
Ol Doinyo Lengai Volcano erupting
Ngorongoro, Tanzania

Ol Doinyo Lengai

This rare volcano spews the strangest and (literally) coolest lava in the world.
-2.7636, 35.9144
TWA Flight Center original concourse
Queens, New York

TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport

A futuristic airport terminal built in the 1960s, abandoned for years, and soon to be reopened as a hotel.
40.6458, -73.7776
Judges Cave.
New Haven, Connecticut

Judges Cave

The cave where two British judges hid in exile after sentencing the king to death.
41.3386, -72.9667
The water gate in foreground, Watergate Hotel in background
Washington, D.C.

Water Gate at the Watergate Complex

Before Nixon, "watergate" meant canals.
38.9001, -77.0578
The famous statue has had an interesting life.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

John Harvard 'Statue of Three Lies'

The statue of John Harvard isn't actually John Harvard—or even, technically, the founder of the school.
42.3743, -71.1173