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The Magic Roundabout
Swindon, England

Swindon Magic Roundabout

This hilarious English intersection is an automotive whirlpool.
51.5628, -1.7715
The Water-Powered Mechanical Theater with nearly 200 moving wood carvings
Salzburg, Austria

Schloss Hellbrunn

Trick water gardens from 1619 featuring a 200 piece mechanical theater powered by water.
47.7625, 13.0604
Brno, Czechia

The Czech's Capuchin Crypt

Mummified monks and the accidentally interred, in a 17th-century crypt.
49.1915, 16.6098
Aeroplane Bar Letka Tu-104
Olomouc, Czechia

Aeroplane Bar Letka Tu-104

Crammed inside this grounded passenger plane is a bar that was once a Communist hang out and is now a ratty relic.
49.5938, 17.2509
Olomouc, Czechia

Olomouc's Communist Clock

Tiny communists hammer away on the Olomouc Astronomical Clock.
49.5941, 17.2514
Wall detail
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons.
49.9482, 15.2676
The huge Philosophical Hall
Prague, Czechia

Strahov Monastery

Two stunning 17th-century libraries and a cabinet of curiosities.
50.0861, 14.3893
The Lennon Wall.
Prague, Czechia

Lennon Wall

Despite attempts by local police to discourage it, Beatles-inspired graffiti has been a means for artists to air grievances for decades.
50.0863, 14.4068
The Prague Metronome slicing through summer skies. (Macskafaraok/Flickr)
Prague, Czechia

Prague Metronome

Steadily reminding Czechia of its past.
50.0947, 14.4160
Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
50.0895, 14.4174
Exterior of the Old New Synagogue.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague.
50.0901, 14.4186
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
Prague, Czechia

Statue of King Wenceslas Riding an Upside-Down Dead Horse

A mocking tribute to the past and modern leadership of Prague.
50.0814, 14.4254
Prague, Czechia

Jan Palach Memorial

Monument to a suicide protesting the Soviet invasion.
50.0798, 14.4297
Le Comptoir Général
Paris, France

Le Comptoir Général

This Paris art space celebrates the creativity and ingenuity that springs from abject poverty, especially in Africa.
48.8724, 2.3655
Montmartre cemetery
Paris, France

Montmartre Cemetery

A horde of stray cats rule in this secluded Parisian cemetery under a bridge.
48.8859, 2.3319
La REcylcerie
Paris, France

La REcyclerie

This Parisian cafe bucks the usual trend of the area and sticks almost exclusively to an ethos of reuse.
48.8976, 2.3441
Clément Ader's Avion III
Paris, France

Musée des Arts et Métiers

France's national museum of scientific and industrial instruments.
48.8666, 2.3555
(Flickr/Bebulaki)
Paris, France

I Love You Wall

Paris' linguistic guide to the international language of, yes, love.
48.8847, 2.3388
The ceilling of Le Louxor
Paris, France

Le Louxor Palais du Cinema

Egyptian Revival movie palace abandoned for decades and restored in 2013.
48.8834, 2.3498
Le Passe-Muraille
Paris, France

Le Passe-Muraille

This surreal statue brings a famous French novel about a supernatural cad to arresting life.
48.8875, 2.3381
Pont de la Concorde
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison.
48.8634, 2.3196
Flame of Liberty
Paris, France

Flame of Liberty

This life-size replica of the Statue of Liberty's flame is also a tribute to Princess Diana by default.
48.8647, 2.3014
Paris, France

Jules Lavirotte's 29 Avenue Rapp

A scandalous Art Nouveau collaboration that set Paris all atwitter at the turn of the century.
48.8591, 2.3009