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George Mackenzie's Mausoleum
Edinburgh, Scotland

George Mackenzie's Mausoleum

The tomb of one of Scotland's bloody historic villains is a magnet for bumbling desecrators.
55.9467, -3.1914
Mortsafe at Greyfriars Cemetery
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Cemetery Mortsafes

Protecting the dead from opportunistic body snatchers.
55.9469, -3.1928
Old Calton Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Calton Cemetery

A 18th century graveyard and its astonishing cortege of macabre iconography.
55.9541, -3.1858
Chetham's Library
Manchester, England

Chetham's Library

Dating back almost 400 years, the oldest public collection library in the United Kingdom was once the study hall of Karl Marx.
53.4862, -2.2432
Historic Reading Room
Manchester, England

John Rylands Library

A Victorian Gothic masterpiece housing a world-class collection of rare books and manuscripts.
53.4804, -2.2488
Oddington, England

Memento-Mori Hamsterley Brass

Rare and wonderfully wormy cadaver art captured in brass for centuries.
51.8294, -1.1995
Oxford, United Kingdom

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Used as an example in one of the first dictionary entries for "museum" in 1706.
51.7553, -1.2601
Venice, Italy

Reliquaries of St Mark's Basilica Treasury

An extensive collection of reliquaries containing the bones of saints housed in the largest Catholic church in Venice.
45.4346, 12.3399
Peggy Guggenheim and her dogs' graves.
Venice, Italy

Peggy Guggenheim's Grave

The only museum with its curator—and her pets—buried inside.
45.4308, 12.3315
The Hardy Tree
London, England

The Hardy Tree

This churchyard arbor is surrounded by hundreds of gravestones placed there by author Thomas Hardy.
51.5349, -0.1309
Porto, Portugal

Igreja de São Francisco Catacombs

Ancient catacombs form the foundation for this Rococo orgy of a church.
41.1408, -8.6153
The Little Mermaid
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
55.6929, 12.5992
"Pusher Street" in 2007, after eviction of the hash stands. A "no photo sign" remains. The hash stands have since returned. (Wikimedia Commons)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Freetown Christiania

Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street.
55.6735, 12.5958
Øresund Bridge
Sweden

Øresund Bridge

This chimerical bridge/tunnel appears to dead end right into the sea.
55.5700, 12.8500
Barcelona, Spain

Montjuïc Cemetery

This cemetery features modernist statues as strange as its name.
41.3578, 2.1536
London, England

Sir John Soane's Museum

A cluttered and astounding collection of ethnographic items.
51.5168, -0.1176
Leighton House Museum
London, England

Leighton House Museum

This artist's home turned gallery/museum preserves the creator's love of "Eastern" influences.
51.4987, -0.2030
Museum für Naturkunde
Berlin, Germany

Museum fur Naturkunde

Berlin's natural history museum houses the world's largest mounted dinosaur and the late beloved polar bear Knut.
52.5301, 13.3792
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
50.8450, 4.3500
Antwerp, Belgium

Plantin-Moretus Museum of Printing

Most prolific publishing house in the 1600s open to the public.
51.2184, 4.3990
Bruges, Belgium

Basilica of the Holy Blood

Christ's blood preserved in a Belgian town.
51.2089, 3.2272
Coimbra, Portugal

Portugal dos Pequenitos

The "Little Ones," show Portugal in full miniature splendor.
40.2019, -8.4343
Puppy at its permanent location in Aguirre plaza outside the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum.
Bilbao, Spain

Jeff Koons' Puppy

Giant topiary dog once played a role in a terrorist bomb plot.
43.2743, -2.9337
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theater Tuschinski

A beautifully eclectic mix of architectural styles.
52.3665, 4.8950