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Kathmandu, Nepal

Swayambhunath Monkey Temple

Sacred Buddhist home of some spiritual monkeys.
27.7152, 85.2899
Big Avocado. (Wikimedia Commons)
Byron Bay, Australia

Big Avocado

Giant fruit signaling the entrance to a tropical paradise.
-28.6442, 153.6124
Boudhanath Stupa
Kathmandu, Nepal

Boudhanath Stupa

One of the largest Buddhist stupas in the world keeps an eye out in every direction.
27.7215, 85.3620
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
52.5050, 13.4397
The wooden escalators at Macy's are almost 100 years old.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
40.7508, -73.9895
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
Red Square
New York, New York

Lenin Statue at Red Square

Salute the leader of the proletariat.
40.7223, -73.9859
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios.
40.7281, -73.9948
New York, New York

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Burn a bit of New York history into your memory.
40.7301, -73.9954
New York, New York

MoMath - The Museum of Mathematics

A Pythagorean funhouse that tries, successfully, to prove that math is the coolest thing ever.
40.7432, -73.9874
Brooklyn, New York

Morbid Anatomy Museum

A museum devoted to bringing to light forgotten or neglected histories through exhibitions, education and public programming.
40.6729, -73.9901
New York, New York

Tannen's Magic Store

New York's oldest magic shop.
40.7478, -73.9822
The outside of The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company.
Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store

The one-stop shop for all of your superhero (or evil arch-nemesis) needs.
40.6714, -73.9846
Stones and Henge, respectively.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
51.1797, -1.8265
Horses - Stables Market
London, England

Stables Market

Catacombs turned marketplace.
51.5424, -0.1477
East Highgate
London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters.
51.5675, -0.1483
London, England

Houseboats of Regents Canal

A community of artists and entrepreneurs seeks a simpler life on London's waterways.
51.5162, -0.0337
Archie in his tank. Creative Commons photo by Steve Sparshott
London, England

Archie the Giant Squid

The monster at the center of the Darwin Center Spirit Collection.
51.4966, -0.1771
Taxidermy animals and a whale skeleton
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

70 million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
51.4966, -0.1765
The Difference Engine #2 at London Science Museum
London, England

Difference Engine #2

Charles Babbage's proto-computer, painstakingly brought to life.
51.4977, -0.1747
The haunted-house-like entrance.
London, England

The Clink Prison Museum

An incarceration museum on the spot of possibly the oldest prison in England.
51.5070, -0.0919
London, England

Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

In this cobwebbed old operating theater, you can practically hear the screams of the unanesthetized patients.
51.5050, -0.0887
London, England

Bunhill Fields

A famous burial ground with a history both grim and literary.
51.5236, -0.0889
Orator at Speakers' Corner at 1974
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
51.5120, -0.1592