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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s
50.0870, 14.4208
Galileo's Middle Finger
Florence, Italy

Galileo's Middle Finger

The middle finger of modernity
43.7677, 11.2560
Museé Fragonard
Maisons-Alfort, France

Museé Fragonard

The only remaining collection of flayed figures made by French "madman" Honoré Fragonard
48.8005, 2.4356
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mutter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's Brain
39.9535, -75.1768
Medical Ed. Photo by Annetta Black
Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

100 year old purveyor of curiosities, curios, and kitsch featuring mummies, shrunken heads and a Fiji Mermaid
47.6042, -122.3390
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king"
47.5574, 10.7495
Waitomo, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

A cave lit with glowworms
-38.2610, 175.1043
Roswell, New Mexico

International UFO Museum and Research Center

A museum dedicated to the alleged Roswell Incident
33.3936, -104.5228
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Circus World

China's most famous acrobatics act
31.2797, 121.4461
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
Wall detail
Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons
49.9482, 15.2676
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

"Athens of the South"
36.1524, -86.7894
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass
47.6523, -122.3473
Père Lachaise in snow
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs
48.8594, 2.3910
Casa Rocca Piccola
Valletta, Malta

Casa Rocca Piccola

Dynastic Home of the De Piro Family
35.9030, 14.5191
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
Newgrange Passage Tomb Entrance
Meath, Ireland

Newgrange

The ancient tomb acts as a calendar that keeps perfect time
53.6917, -6.4500
Meyrin, Switzerland

CERN

Large Hadron Collider and the Birthplace of World Wide Web
46.2337, 6.0524
Canal view of the museum
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Kunstkamera

Peter the Great's enlightening collection of natural oddities
59.9416, 30.3045
Sam Hills grave marker just below stonehenge
Goldendale, Washington

Maryhill Museum and Stonehenge

French chateau, failed Utopian community, odd museum and stonehenge replica in rural Washington State
45.6793, -120.8630
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies"
59.9245, 10.7075
336 ancient columns
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul
41.0087, 28.9778
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
A view underground
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Underground

A walk through the historic city center, under the streets of Seattle
47.6018, -122.3341