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Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
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Outside the Russell -cotes museum
Bournemouth, England

Russell-Cotes Museum

A museum based on the collection of a Victorian family. Housed in a remaining Victorian villa.
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Cerne Abbas, England

The Cerne Abbas Giant

Giant naked man on a hillside.
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Osmington White Horse.
Osmington, England

Osmington White Horse

Want to properly offend a king? Sculpt a giant hill figure in chalk of him riding out of town.
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(Flickr/Ethelred the Unusual)
Charmouth, England

Charmouth Beach

Cliffs full of fossils at the portal to England's Jurassic Coast.
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Logan Rock of Treen - upper right
Cornwall, England

Logan Rock of Treen

A legendary rocking stone, returned to its clifftop perch.
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Cornwall, England

Minack Theatre

A open air theatre built on a cliff by an eccentric British woman.
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Tivoli carousel.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens.
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Terrassa, Spain

Mas Freixa

The Gaudi-inspired building that was the start of Terrassenc modernism.
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On top of Mount Tiede. (Ariel Shultz/Atlas Obscura)
Spain

Mount Teide

Mountain believed by aborigines to house the devil.
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Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem0115 947 3171
Nottinghamshire, England

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

The oldest inn in England served brew to the crusaders.
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Outside of the store. (Loved To Death)
San Francisco, California

Loved To Death

Storefront that specializes in Oddities, Victorian antiques, taxidermy and Jewelry. Home of The Articulated Art Gallery.
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San Francisco, California

The Dore Vase

A masterpiece in Golden Gate Park by virtue of the artist’s debt.
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The larger of the two stone circles is tucked away just off a winding path
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Druid Circles

The stones that traveled from Spain to eventually become a holy place for San Francisco's nature worshippers.
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New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
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New York, New York

The Sphere

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
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Cardiff, Wales

Animal Wall at Cardiff Castle

Recently restored menagerie of Victorian-era beasts.
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The Banqueting Room
Brighton, England

The Royal Pavilion

Regency-era excess on the English Coast.
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Horses - Stables Market
London, England

Stables Market

Catacombs turned marketplace.
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Archie in his tank. Creative Commons photo by Steve Sparshott
London, England

Archie the Giant Squid

The monster at the center of the Darwin Center Spirit Collection.
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London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy.
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Louise Bourgeois' Spider. (Creative Commons)
Ottawa, Ontario

Maman

Louise Bourgeois' 30-foot-tall steel spider sculpture.
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Interior of the Hunterian Museum
London, England

Hunterian Museum, London

The anatomical-pathological collection of a man who changed surgery.
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Golden Hinde in London
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship.
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