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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s
50.0870, 14.4208
Interior of the Hunterian Museum
Greater London, England

Hunterian Museum, London

The anatomical-pathological collection of a man who changed surgery
51.5169, -0.1170
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions
37.8093, -122.4159
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean
37.8085, -122.4402
Budapest, Hungary

The Golden Eagle Pharmacy Museum

A Hungarian pharmacy museum with a fascinating mumia box
47.5008, 19.0341
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king"
47.5574, 10.7495
Wall detail
Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons
49.9482, 15.2676
Évora, Portugal

Portugal's Chapel of Bones

16th-century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall
38.5689, -7.9090
A typical tunnel entrance, barely wide enough to fit one's shoulders through.
Nhuận Đức, Vietnam

Cu Chi Tunnels

A nightmare for the claustrophobic lies hidden in Southeast Asia
11.0624, 106.5272
Budapest, Hungary

The Holy Right

Mummified holy right fist of a 1,000-year-old Saint-king
47.5007, 19.0535
Paxton Gate Exterior
San Francisco, California

Paxton Gate

A shop full of natural curiosities, carnivorous plants, and costumed taxidermied mice
37.7596, -122.4217
San Francisco, California

The Pirate Shop at 826 Valencia

An essential stop before plundering, BYO Cutlass
37.7596, -122.4214
The wild parrots of Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, California

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Staircase winds down the side of Telegraph Hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead
37.8021, -122.4039
Nepenthes pitcher plants - beautiful killers
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Carnivorous plants, medieval aphrodisiacs, and the largest original wood structure glass conservatory in the western hemisphere
37.7726, -122.4603
Emperor's tombstone, Colma
Colma, California

Emperor Norton's Grave

The final resting place of the Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico
37.6810, -122.4644
Olomouc, Czech Republic

Olomouc's Communist Clock

Tiny communists hammer away on the Olomouc Astronomical Clock
49.5938, 17.2509
The descent of the snake god
Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Mayan pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show
20.6816, -88.5677
Alchemic ingredients on display
Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Alchemy Museum / Muzeum Alchymie

Museum of Alchemy and basement Laboratory in an ancient building with a Prince's Oratory in a Gothic Tower
49.9498, 15.2686
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle
13.3586, 103.8626
View from the street
San Francisco, California

Defenestration

Furniture tries to escape an abandoned building in San Francisco
37.7794, -122.4072
Taito, Japan

Kan'ei-ji Temple

A Buddhist temple to insects that died for science
35.7219, 139.7747
Sausalito, California

Gates Co-op Houseboat Community

A living time capsule of the 1960s Richardson Bay water-front
37.8730, -122.5036
Tay Ninh, Vietnam

Cao Dai Holy See

The lavish temple of the Cao Dai religion that includes Buddha, Mohammed, Joan of Arc, and Victor Hugo
11.3062, 106.0961
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Columbarium

The restored and active Victorian-era final resting place of San Francisco
37.7806, -122.4571