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The Lost Garden of Schloss Schonbrunn
The topiary maze at the Habsburg hunting lodge
Budapest Cave Church
Once the home of a hermetic monk, this cave now houses a small church
Catacombes de Paris
The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them
The Tree That Owns Itself
A white oak with property rights
Large Hadron Collider and the Birthplace of World Wide Web
Torre Argentina - Roman Cat Sanctuary
Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered
Atlanta White House
3/4-scale model of the White House in Atlanta, Georgia
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A Man's Home is His Castle
Budapest's Communist-era statues, banished to the suburbs
Vigeland Sculpture Park
One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies"
Hundertwasser's Odd Architecture
Op-art architecture designed for happiness
Plaster Citizens of Pompeii
Their last minutes captured in plaster
Vallée Blanche Aerial Tramway Support
Unable to build support structures on glaciers, the engineers for this tramway were forced to design a unique system
Pont de la Concorde
Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison
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Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens
Shakespeare and Company
Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel"
Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street
Civil War soldiers, captains of industry, and paupers all interred on historic grounds
Foucoult's Pendulum and the Paris Pantheon
19th century pendulum and a clock restored by a rogue group of guerilla artists
Thermopolia of Pompeii
Ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire re-opened
Arguably the longest wooden bench in the world snakes around Geneva's Treille Promenade
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Fine dining in the bizarre world of Lewis Carroll
The XIX Century Bordello number plate of the 36 Rue Saint Sulpice
A street number larger than the rest signifies the saucy past of 36 Rue Saint Sulpice
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