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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s
50.0870, 14.4208
Bones from the former Magdeleine cemetery (La Ville Leveque Street numbers 1 and 2). Deposited in 1844 in the western ossuary (bone repository) and transferred to the catacombs in September 1859.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them
48.8343, 2.3322
Key West, Florida

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society and Museum

A treasure hunter's dream fulfilled
24.5596, -81.8066
The entrance to the caves in St. Paul.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Wabasha Street Caves

Mushrooms, gangsters ... disco?
44.9359, -93.0870
Bok Tower
Lake Wales, Florida

Bok Tower Gardens

Possibly the most beautiful carillon in the world, set atop Iron Mountain in Florida.
27.9157, -81.5660
Typical Boston gravestones showing the winged death head
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death
42.3573, -71.0613
Tombstone, Arizona

The Bird Cage Theater

An old saloon in the West filled with history, and according to some, a few dozen ghosts
31.7120, -110.0652
Lake Wales, Florida

Spook Hill

Haunted Hill Supposedly Defies Gravity
27.9086, -81.5812
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

Home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer, today home to many six-toed cats
24.5511, -81.8005
Naples, Italy

The Anatomical Machines of Cappella Sansevero

These "anatomical machines" are only one of the many strange items in this Italian crypt
40.8492, 14.2548
Plaque
Boston, Massachusetts

Great Boston Molasses Flood Plaque

The site of one of the strangest disasters in history—a wave of deadly molasses traveling at 35 mph
42.3678, -71.0540
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

"World's biggest dinosaur" featured in Pee Wee's Big Adventure, now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen
33.9229, -116.7743
NB: It's half the size of that car!
Boston, Massachusetts

Skinny House

Narrowest House in Boston
42.3669, -71.0562
Typical "krewe" during the parade.
Tampa, Florida

Gasparilla Pirate Festival

Like Mardi Gras, only everyone's a pirate
27.9392, -82.4583
Key West, Florida

Pirate Soul Museum

Arrr! The most authentic collection of pirate artifacts in the world... matey
24.5607, -81.8051
Old Courthouse Museum in the Historic Warren County Courthouse, Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Photo by Ken Lund
Vicksburg, Mississippi

Old Courthouse Museum

Museum of the Old South that never was
32.3525, -90.8782
The entrance to underground naval headquarters.
Tomigusuku, Japan

Naval Underground Headquarters

Elaborate series of tunnels where traces of mass suicide are still visible
26.1610, 127.6689
Frostproof, Florida

Dominion of British West Florida

Are the Gulf States actually part of the British Commonwealth?
27.6648, -81.5158
Marble footstep on the Ponte dei Pugni
Venice, Italy

Bridge of Fists - Ponte dei Pugni

100 year tradition of fist fights, marked by marble footsteps
45.4331, 12.3244
The gallery of maps, showing the ceiling
Vatican City, Vatican

Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy
41.9029, 12.4534
Bunker in Albania countryside.
Elbasan County, Albania

Bunkers of Albania

Hundreds of thousands of concrete bunkers crowd Albania long after the fall of Communism
41.1533, 20.1683
Pont de la Concorde
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison
48.8634, 2.3196
Celebration, Florida

Mickey Pylon

Electrical pylon in the shape of Disney's beloved mouse
28.3038, -81.5742
The proud legacy of Don Juan Ponce de Leon
St. Augustine, Florida

The Fountain of Youth

A tribute to Ponce de Leon's supposed quest for eternal youth
29.9068, -81.3149