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"The Lady and the Unicorn" tapestry
Paris, France

Musée de Cluny

Medieval museum built over Roman baths that features famous tapestries of a lady and a unicorn.
48.8472, 2.3444
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
48.8578, 2.3374
Gustave Eiffel's Secret Apartment
Paris, France

Gustave Eiffel's Secret Apartment

High atop the Eiffel Tower is a small apartment built exclusively to entertain the science elite and make the rest of Paris jealous.
48.8584, 2.2945
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel."
48.8526, 2.3471
Ballard Carnegie Library, 2007, home to Carnegie's Restaurant
Seattle, Washington

Carnegie Public Library

Always a new use for this old building.
47.6689, -122.3834
Viewing windows in the lock.
Seattle, Washington

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

Allowing humans and fish alike to migrate from freshwater to saltwater and back again.
47.6660, -122.3968
Carl S. English Gardens
Seattle, Washington

Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens

A young botanist's horticultural vision realized through a lifetime of planting, tending, and collecting seeds.
47.6667, -122.3975
Majestic Bay Theatre
Seattle, Washington

Majestic Bay Theatre

Continuing a tradition of movie magic on the site of America’s oldest continually operating movie theatre.
47.6688, -122.3841
Fin Art at Magnuson Park
Seattle, Washington

Magnuson Park Fin Art

Old submarine parts have been converted into faux whale fins.
47.6816, -122.2469
The Panama Hotel's classic neon at night
Seattle, Washington

Panama Hotel and Tea Shop

Stay in a historic B&B that provides a powerful glimpse into the lives of Japanese-Americans relegated to WWII's internment camps.
47.5998, -122.3260
Seattle, Washington

Neukom Vivarium at the Olympic Sculpture Park

A rotting tree in the middle of Seattle doubles as an elaborately controlled art piece.
47.6163, -122.3537
Kubota Gardens
Seattle, Washington

Kubota Gardens

This semi-secret garden in south Seattle emulates a traditional Japanese garden using the plants of the Pacific Northwest.
47.5128, -122.2650
Seattle, Washington

Lake View Cemetery

A beautiful final resting place for some of the noteworthy deceased.
47.6339, -122.3126
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
Seattle, Washington

A Sound Garden

A huge musical sculpture and other art installations on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grounds.
47.6855, -122.2499
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
47.6216, -122.3481
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
47.6510, -122.3473
World Famous Giant Shoe Museum
Seattle, Washington

World Famous Giant Shoe Museum

An old-timey peepshow allows visitors to gawk at some of the world's most freakishly large footwear.
47.6084, -122.3414
Gum Wall window ledge
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
47.6081, -122.3403
Medical Ed. Photo by Annetta Black
Seattle, Washington

Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

A 100-year-old purveyor of curiosities, curios, and kitsch featuring mummies, shrunken heads, and a Fiji Mermaid.
47.6042, -122.3390
UPS Waterfall Garden Park
Seattle, Washington

UPS Waterfall Garden Park

This secluded, man-made waterfall marks the birthplace of the United Parcel Service.
47.6002, -122.3319
Seattle, Washington

Smith Tower Penthouse

42nd story Pyramid shaped penthouse tops Seattle's oldest skyscraper.
47.6018, -122.3321
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Underground

A walk through the historic city center, under the streets of Seattle.
47.6015, -122.3343
The funicular as it operates in Montmartre today.
Paris-18E-Arrondissement, France

Montmartre Funicular

The water-powered carriages are long gone, but for over a century this funicular railway has been the fastest route to the highest point in Paris.
48.8846, 2.3426