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Paris, France

Cannonball of the Hotel de Sens

A lone cannonball remains lodged in the walls of the Hotel de Sens as a sober reminder of a revolution.
48.8536, 2.3593
London's first public drinking fountain, set into railings of St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate
London, England

The First Public Drinking Fountain

Public access to clean drinking water was an instant hit among the masses.
51.5164, -0.1020
One of the many gruesome dioramas.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
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A street scene of St. Giles before the flood
London, England

The London Beer Flood

On October 17, 1814, a 15-ft. wave of beer ran rampant through the streets of London.
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The Burlington Arcade Beadles
London, England

The Burlington Arcade Beadles

This luxury shopping lane has been protected by its own tiny police force for over a century.
51.5090, -0.1402
The coat hook is said to be one of the questions for the London cab driver test known as "The Knowledge."
London, England

Metropolitan Police Coat Hook

Installed at a chaotic intersection, this gave London traffic cops a place to hang their heavy woolen coats.
51.5120, -0.1274
The remains of the execution site.
Visby, Sweden

Galgberget Gallows

This trio of stone spires claims to be the only preserved medieval execution site in Europe.
57.6504, 18.3075
A replica Stone Ship in Gnisvärd not far from the originals.
Sweden

Gnisvärd Stone Ships

Ancient stone graves shaped like ships provided a Viking-like burial to carry the dead to the afterlife.
57.5084, 18.1407
Trojaborg Labyrinth.
Sweden

Gotland

Largest island in the Baltic Sea experiences such idyllic weather that roses bloom in the middle of December.
57.5000, 18.5500
Kastellet Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

Kastellet Stockholm

The Swedish flag over this small naval fort signals whether or not the nation is at peace.
59.3226, 18.0903
The house at Norrmalmstorg where Kreditbanken was once located.
Stockholm, Sweden

Birthplace of the Stockholm Syndrome

Now a hotel, this former bank was the site of a robbery that spawned a psychological phenomenon.
59.3331, 18.0727
The Cuckold of Skeppsbron
Stockholm, Sweden

The Cuckold of Skeppsbron

A man has revenged his true love's betrayal through tears and stone genitalia.
59.3223, 18.0743
An old 17th-century closet that used to be the barrier between the shop and living area.
Leiden, Netherlands

Hidden Basement in Smit

A retail shop has preserved the 17th-century food cellar from the old building it now occupies.
52.1609, 4.4911
Einstein Sink
Leiden, Netherlands

Einstein's Sink

A lecture hall sink once used by Einstein and other noted physicists is now regarded as a strange science relic.
52.1682, 4.4568
Bibliotheca Thysiana
Leiden, Netherlands

Bibliotheca Thysiana

This public library and its impressive collection of academic books have not changed since the 17th century.
52.1592, 4.4847
Mercury in Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden Solar System

The world's largest model of our planetary system.
59.2937, 18.0831
Skansen
Stockholm, Sweden

Skansen Open Air Museum

Sweden's "good old days" painstakingly re-created in a model village.
59.3244, 18.1013
Students in Lappis scream every Tuesday at 10 p.m.
Stockholm, Sweden

Lappis Scream

Every Tuesday, students let off steam by screaming into the night air.
59.3708, 18.0602
Järnpojke
Stockholm, Sweden

Järnpojke

Stockholm's tiniest statue is of a small boy looking at the Moon.
59.3255, 18.0723
Stockholm, Sweden

Ribbinska Huset

It is said that each of the white stones in the red facade of this medieval house represents the head of a murdered Swedish noble.
59.3248, 18.0705
Rag and Bone
Stockholm, Sweden

Rag and Bone

This homeless brass fox tugs at your heartstrings from the foot of a Stockholm bridge.
59.3284, 18.0667
Inside the pedestrian tunnel.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Maastunnel

The Netherlands' first car tunnel has an unusually rectangular shape.
51.8975, 4.4679
The AlbaNova telescope viewed from the back.
Stockholm, Sweden

AlbaNova Telescope

Sweden's largest optical telescope sits on a rooftop in Stockholm.
59.3539, 18.0579
Stomatol Sign
Stockholm, Sweden

Stomatol Sign

Sweden's oldest animated sign is still lighting up the skyline today.
59.3189, 18.0724