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Saint Petersburg, Russia

Kunstkamera

Peter the Great's enlightening collection of natural oddities.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Peacock Clock

An over 200-year-old timepiece-automaton adorned with golden mechanical birds, which still sing to this day.
Moscow, Russia

Moscow Cats Theatre

Russia is home to a feline-based circus which has been accused of animal cruelty.
Moscow, Russia

Romanov Boyar Residence

Home of the future Emperors of Russia.
Moscow, Russia

Novodevichy Cemetery

Moscow's most popular cemetery includes the graves of numerous cosmonauts.
Moscow, Russia

Padlock Tree Park

Dozens of padlock-trees along the Moscow River.
Dublin, Ireland

The Famine Memorial in Dublin

The somber sculptures commemorating Irish Famine on the river Liffey in Dublin.
Meath, Ireland

Newgrange

The ancient tomb acts as a calendar that keeps perfect time.
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
New York, New York

Trinity Churchyard

This cemetery has graves dating back to the 17th century, including the city's oldest carved tombstone and an ominous cryptogram.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
San Francisco, California

Loved To Death

A storefront that specializes in oddities, Victorian antiques, taxidermy and Jewelry.
San Francisco, California

Beat Museum

A collection of memorabilia from the Beat era in the back of a San Francisco bookstore.
San Francisco, California

Corporate Goddess Sculptures

Faceless white figures loom over the city from the rooftop.
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history.
Pushkin, Russia

The Amber Room

An 18th century wonder of the world, lost in WWII, re-created at the Catherine Palace.
Moscow, Russia

Moscow State University

Gargantuan home of Russian science.
Moscow, Russia

Monument to the Conquerors of Space

Moscow's imposing monument to the space age.
Moscow, Russia

Children are the Victims of Adult Vices

Thirteen sculptures in central Moscow graphically depicting vices of the modern world.
Moscow, Russia

Lubyanka

Former headquarters of the KGB.
Moscow, Russia

Old English Yard

The "Mystery and Company of Merchant Adventurers" is an Elizabethan-era hangout in Moscow.
Moscow, Russia

Tsar Bell

World's largest bell sits on the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

20,000 pieces in a Frank Gehry-designed building.