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Temple of Taffeh.
Leiden, Netherlands

Temple of Taffeh

An ancient Egyptian temple sits within a modern European museum.
52.1586, 4.4856
The world's second-oldest observatory in all its glory
Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden Observatory

Devious political maneuvering and four ancient, working telescopes are central to the world's second-oldest observatory.
52.1548, 4.4838
Hortus Botanicus Leiden
Leiden, Netherlands

Hortus Botanicus Leiden

A 'living museum' in Leiden, the oldest of its kind in the Netherlands.
52.1561, 4.4842
Einstein Equation.
Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden’s Wall Formulae

Science meets wall art to highlight the beauty of famous mathematical equations.
52.1614, 4.4888
Proudy
Prague, Czechia

Proudy

This automated sculpture of two men peeing will spell out text messages with their micturition.
50.0881, 14.4103
A microscope focused on the leg of a mosquito - marching across it is a near invisible menagerie of colorful animals, from cheetahs to giraffes to elephants.
Prague, Czechia

Museum of Miniatures

Microscopic scenes; some call it novelty, some call it art.
50.0873, 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 Dancing House, f/k/a Fred and Ginger
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
50.0755, 14.4141
The huge Philosophical Hall
Prague, Czechia

Strahov Monastery

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

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
The 'Idiom' installation at the Prague Municipal Library.
Prague, Czechia

Idiom Installation

A Jenga-style cylindrical tower of books that appears to go on forever.
50.0874, 14.4174
Antwerp, Belgium

Plantin-Moretus Museum of Printing

Most prolific publishing house in the 1600s open to the public.
51.2184, 4.3990
Shartlesville, Pennsylvania

Roadside America

An indoor miniature village and labor of love for Laurence Geiringer, a model railroad enthusiast.
40.5127, -76.1213
Aristes, Pennsylvania

Centralia

A toxic ghost town sitting atop a massive coal fire.
40.8042, -76.3409
Street sign for Lois Lane
Worcester, Massachusetts

Lois Lane

A comic book store got the road by its shop officially renamed after Superman's girlfriend.
42.2655, -71.8191
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
Cumil the Sewer Worker
Bratislava, Slovakia

Cumil the Sewer Worker

This Slovakian statue of an emerging sewer worker might just be a bronze peeping tom.
48.1429, 17.1089
(Flickr/fidelramos)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oude Kerk

Amsterdam's oldest church, and the center of Dutch prostitution.
52.3744, 4.8980
The most famous subway grate in the world.
New York, New York

Marilyn Monroe's Subway Grate

This unmarked and unloved Manhattan subway grate created one of the most iconic images in American cinema.
40.7577, -73.9715
Malmö, Sweden

Talking Lamp

20-foot tall lamp mumbles Swedish to celebrate the holidays.
55.6051, 12.9987
Øresund Bridge
Sweden

Øresund Bridge

This chimerical bridge/tunnel appears to dead end right into the sea.
55.5700, 12.8500
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
The Throne of Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

Throne of Denmark

Opulence and fantasy collide in this royal chair which is supposedly made with unicorn horns.
55.6862, 12.5764
Copenhagen, Denmark

Rundetårn

Old observatory in Copenhagen with a spiral corridor used as a racetrack.
55.6813, 12.5756