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Charleston, South Carolina

Old Slave Mart

South Carolina's last remaining slavery auction house is now a museum devoted to its own tragic history.
Macon, Georgia

Rose Hill Cemetery

At Macon’s oldest cemetery two members of Allman Brothers are buried side by side.
Atlanta, Georgia

Margaret Mitchell House

The small first-floor apartment where the author wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Gone with the Wind.”
London, England

Hyde Park Pet Cemetery

The final resting place to 300 Victorian-era pets hides inside the city park.
London, England

Peter Pan Statue

A statue marks the exact spot where The Boy Who Never Grows Up made his first literary appearance.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
London, England

Hunterian Museum, London

The anatomical-pathological collection of a man who changed surgery.
Rosignano marittimo, Italy

Spiagge Bianche (White Beaches)

This deceiving white sand beach gets its brilliant hue from the chemical discharge of a nearby factory.
Livorno, Italy

Ex-Votos of Santuario di Montenero

This Tuscan church contains a gallery of over 700 ex-votos depicting near-death experiences.
Turin, Italy

Fetta di Polenta

When this funny little building went up in the 19th century, most people thought it would simply fall over.
Turin, Italy

Cesare Lombroso's Museum of Criminal Anthropology

The astonishing collection of an infamous criminologist.
Rome, Italy

Basilica di San Clemente

A Nesting Doll of Churches.
Rome, Italy

The Protestant Cemetery

The final resting place of the poets Shelley and Keats.
Rome, Italy

Pyramid of Cestius

The only "Egyptian" pyramid in Europe and the legendary tomb of Remus.
Rome, Italy

Arciconfraternita Santa Maria dell'Orazione e Morte

At the crypt of St. Mary of Eulogies and the Dead you are left alone to ponder mortality among piles of skulls.
Rome, Italy

Santa Maria della Concezione Crypts

The crypts of Capuchin friars decorated with the bones of over 4,000 friars, including an entire "crypt of pelvises."
Pájara, Spain

Villa Winter

Rumors and legends of secret Nazi activities surround this eerily remote island mansion.
San Diego, California

El Campo Santo Cemetery

This historic graveyard was partially paved over to create a streetcar line.
San Diego, California

San Diego Museum of Man

An extraordinarily ornate museum in San Diego holds wondrous anthropological treasures.
San Diego, California

Whaley House

San Diego's most historic and haunted home.
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
Los Angeles, California

Jim Morrison Mural

Legendary frontman of the Doors looms in this giant mural by famed Venice muralist, Rip Cronk.
Los Angeles, California

Mel Brooks Handprint

There are lots of hands and feet stamped in the cement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, but Mel left behind something extra.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.