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Canal view of the museum
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Kunstkamera

Peter the Great's enlightening collection of natural oddities.
59.9416, 30.3045
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Peacock Clock

An over 200-year-old timepiece-automaton adorned with golden mechanical birds, which still sing to this day.
59.9398, 30.3146
Moscow Cats Theatre
Moscow, Russia

Moscow Cats Theatre

Russia is home to a feline-based circus which has been accused of animal cruelty.
55.7440, 37.5469
Moscow, Russia

Romanov Boyar Residence

Home of the future Emperors of Russia.
55.7527, 37.6293
Moscow, Russia

Novodevichy Cemetery

Moscow's most popular cemetery includes the graves of numerous cosmonauts.
55.7224, 37.5627
(Flickr/kmerenkov)
Moscow, Russia

Padlock Tree Park

Dozens of padlock-trees along the Moscow River.
55.7447, 37.6180
Famine sculptures at night in black and white
Dublin, Ireland

The Famine Memorial in Dublin

The somber sculptures commemorating Irish Famine on the river Liffey in Dublin.
53.3480, -6.2501
Newgrange Passage Tomb Entrance
Meath, Ireland

Newgrange

The ancient tomb acts as a calendar that keeps perfect time.
53.6917, -6.4500
(WikiCommons)
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
40.7756, -73.9747
Gravestone at Trinity Churchyard.
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.
40.7083, -74.0128
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
Japanese Gardens.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
37.7702, -122.4702
Outside of the store. (Loved To Death)
San Francisco, California

Loved To Death

Storefront that specializes in Oddities, Victorian antiques, taxidermy and Jewelry. Home of The Articulated Art Gallery.
37.7695, -122.4502
The Beat Museum in San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Beat Museum

A collection of memorabilia from the Beat era in the back of a San Francisco bookstore.
37.7981, -122.4062
San Francisco, California

Corporate Goddess Sculptures

Faceless white figures loom over the city from the rooftop.
37.7928, -122.4043
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history.
40.7275, -73.9801
Pushkin, Russia

The Amber Room

An 18th century wonder of the world, lost in WWII, re-created at the Catherine Palace.
59.7173, 30.3942
Moscow, Russia

Moscow State University

Gargantuan home of Russian science.
55.7028, 37.5306
Monument to the Conquerors of Space.
Moscow, Russia

Monument to the Conquerors of Space

Moscow's imposing monument to the space age.
55.8228, 37.6398
Children are the Victims of Adult Vices
Moscow, Russia

Children are the Victims of Adult Vices

Thirteen sculptures in central Moscow graphically depicting vices of the modern world.
55.7459, 37.6194
Moscow, Russia

Lubyanka

Former headquarters of the KGB.
55.7599, 37.6259
Moscow, Russia

Old English Yard

The "Mystery and Company of Merchant Adventurers" - an Elizabethan era hangout in Moscow.
55.7595, 37.6255
Broken section of the bell.
Moscow, Russia

Tsar Bell

World's largest bell sits on the grounds of the Kremlin in Moscow.
55.7517, 37.6183
As viewed from the west, from the Washington Avenue Bridge. (Wikimedia Commons)
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

20,000 pieces in a Frank Gehry-designed building.
44.9718, -93.2374