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Le Musee des Moulages
Paris, France

Le Musee des Moulages

A unrivaled and rather horrifying collection of wax dermatological models
48.8735, 2.3698
Moulagenmuseum. (Press Photo)
Zurich, Switzerland

Moulagenmuseum

Museum dedicated to wax representations of disfiguring diseases
47.3805, 8.5486
Paris, France

Musée Dupuytren

Weird wax anatomical models reside here, as do other anatomical specimens
48.8508, 2.3412
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
La Isla de las Munecas
Mexico City, Mexico

La Isla de las Munecas

An island filled with hundreds of hanging, decomposing, decapitated dolls
19.2908, -99.0986
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution
Paris, France

Grande Galerie de l'Évolution

Natural history museum celebrating biodiversity with a parade of taxidermy animals
48.8416, 2.3559
Paris 05, France

Arènes de Lutèce

Remains of Roman amphitheater hidden in a sleepy quarter of Paris
48.8450, 2.3530
All photos under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License by Luigi Santos-Hammarlund
Cefalù, Italy

Aleister Crowley's Thelema Abbey

Where Aleister Crowley taught magik in "La Chambre Des Cauchemars" his "Chamber of Nightmares."
38.0316, 14.0271
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
Brooklyn, New York

Pencil Factory

Once part of a vast Pencil empire and where the first colored pencils were produced
40.7297, -73.9576
Saint-Ouen, France

Pierre Bazalgues Macabre Antique Stand

Skeletons, medical artifacts, and other obscure and precious treasures all displayed in a wooden pharmacist's cabinet
48.9040, 2.3389
Saint-Ouen, France

La Chope des Puces: Temple of Gypsy Jazz

An iconic and eccentric bar for "Manouche" Jazz music keeps expanding its space - and its influence.
48.9029, 2.3409
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

Erotic Erosion: The Recumbent Effigy of Victor Noir

Victor Noir's effigy gets more action than the man himself ever did
48.8614, 2.3933
Paris, France

Rotary Love Hotel

A Belle Epoque bordello turned into a themed love hotel
48.8818, 2.3285
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts
48.8566, 2.3522
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New Haven, Connecticut

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale University's home for rare works, including the mysterious Voynich Manuscript
41.3115, -72.9271
Chartres, France

Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral

The famous winding walk at Chartres is surrounded in mystery and myth
48.4472, 1.4878
Docteur Pinel liberating the hysterical women from their chains - Tony Robert Fleury -  1805
Paris, France

The Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital

Pitié-Salpêtrière was the dumping grounds for women who received the dreaded diagnosis of "hysterical"
48.8385, 2.3610
Paris, France

Lion of The Botanical Gardens

A majestic lion statue guards this Parisian botanical garden, and feeds on an unsettling item
48.8425, 2.3557
Paris, France

The Sausage Stained Glass of the Eglise Saint Eustache

With a history of slaughter, feast, and famine, remnants of the pork industry decorate this area--even its church
48.8636, 2.3452
Paris, France

The wax and bones relics of Saint Vincent de Paul

Saintly bones pressed into a wax effigy of a Catholic superstar
48.8490, 2.3216
Paris, France

Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse

A popular shrine where the Blessed Virgin allegedly appeared in 1830, displaying a holy armchair and two incorruptible remains of Lady Saints
48.8509, 2.3233
Paris, France

Le Droit Humain Masonic Lodge

The historic Masonic Lodge in which the first-ever female Mason was initiated
48.8322, 2.3556