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A cat in the Old Town of Kotor.
Kotor, Montenegro

Cats Museum

A curious little museum dedicated to the furry feline in the cat haven that is Old Town Kotor.
42.4251, 18.7704
Montenegro

Our Lady of the Rocks

A tiny church on a man-made island in the Adriatic.
42.4867, 18.6889
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Orlando's Column in Dubrovnik

An ancient knight and a symbol of the city's freedom.
42.6410, 18.1104
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik Maskeron

Gargoyle head that brings good luck.
42.6417, 18.1077
Walls cut through the vegetation in Ston. (Saskia van de Nieuwenhof/Flickr)
Ston, Croatia

Walls of Ston

Longest fortress system anywhere in Europe.
42.8383, 17.6970
The entrance to the submarine dock.
Vis, Croatia

Vis Island

Formerly Yugoslavia's "forbidden island," this sleepy little city still holds the abandoned remains of military strongholds.
43.0602, 16.1829
Taxidermied frogs spend a day on the lake at Froggyland
Split, Croatia

Froggyland

A wonderfully strange collection of 500+ stuffed frogs doing people things.
43.5101, 16.4381
Outside the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.
Estes Park, Colorado

The Stanley Hotel

Paranormal experiences in room 217 led Stephen King to write "The Shining."
40.3830, -105.5190
Nederland Mining Museum.
Nederland, Colorado

Nederland Mining Museum

One of the few surviving Panama Canal steam shovels stands outside a tiny Colorado mining museum.
39.9623, -105.5108
Scott Harrison built this just for you
Nederland, Colorado

Carousel of Happiness

Inspired by a music box, a small town Vietnam vet carved an entire carousel full of animals by hand.
39.9598, -105.5095
San Francisco, California

Balmy Alley Murals

Stunning street art as political theater for the masses.
37.7508, -122.4123
San Francisco, California

Aquatic Park Tombstones

Visible below the waves are memorials to the city's Gold Rush dead.
37.8076, -122.4262
Shark Ray Alley
Ambergris Caye, Belize

Shark Ray Alley

Because hell exists even in the most beautiful places in the world, this portion of a lovely Belize beach is infested with (harmless) sharks and rays.
18.0016, -87.9433
sudden rain in harbor
George Town, Cayman Islands

George Town

The capital of the Cayman Islands is a center of offshore banking, but gets battered by blistering hurricanes.
19.2868, -81.3721
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
48.8578, 2.3374
Pont de la Concorde
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison.
48.8634, 2.3196
Paris Point Zero
Paris, France

Paris Point Zero

The very center of Paris is surrounded by a bevy of strange good luck rituals.
48.8534, 2.3482
Castle Williams
New York, New York

Castle Williams

In its day this historic fort held 100 cannons pointed in almost every direction to protect New York.
40.6928, -74.0192
The wishbones of departed soldiers.
New York, New York

The Wishbones of McSorley's Old Ale House

Touching mementoes from those who didn't make it back from World War I still hang in one of New York's oldest bars.
40.7288, -73.9897
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
40.6904, -74.0164
Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, New York

The Red Hook Stores

A strip of modern stores in historic buildings.
40.6743, -74.0165
Entrance to Mount Prospect Park
Brooklyn, New York

Mount Prospect Park

This city park was once a lookout point for George Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776.
40.6720, -73.9668
Valentino Park
Brooklyn, New York

Louis Valentino Jr. Park and Pier

Take in a rare, face-to-face glimpse of Lady Liberty at this tucked away Red Hook park.
40.6781, -74.0169
The Brooklyn Old Trolley Cars on the Beard Street Pier. (Wikimedia Commons)
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Old Trolley Cars

Four cars from the old system were once on display, but were removed in 2014.
40.6739, -74.0175