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Kandy, Sri Lanka

Helga's Folly

A Bohemian "anti-hotel" offers off-kilter stays in Sri Lanka.
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic

This elaborate temple was built around one of the Buddha's teeth.
Buttala, Sri Lanka

Kumbuk River Resort

Spend the night inside a two-story elephant villa.
Collioure, France

Notre-Dame-des-Anges

Immortalized by artists, this church incorporates a medieval lighthouse into its shoreside structure.
Salses-le-Château, France

Château de Salses

This castle-fortress is a living example of the transition from medieval defenses to modern fortifications.
Saint-Ouen, France

François Richard's Scientific Devices and Odd Machinery

A charming flea market shop dedicated to retrofuturistic apparati.
Saint-Ouen, France

Alain Baroux's Antique Curiosity Cabinet

An antique curios dealer and hybrid taxidermist.
Saint-Ouen, France

Pierre Bazalgues Macabre Antique Stand

Skeletons, medical artifacts, and other obscure and precious treasures all displayed in a wooden pharmacist's cabinet.
Saint-Ouen, France

La Chope des Puces: Temple of Gypsy Jazz

An iconic and eccentric bar for "Manouche" Jazz music keeps expanding its space—and its influence.
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
San Francisco , California

Yoda Fountain

There is no trying to fall in love with this Star Wars fountain, you just do or do not.
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
San Francisco, California

Loved to Death

This shop specializes in oddities and Victorian-inspired wonders.
San Francisco, California

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Staircase winds down the side of Telegraph Hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead.
Paris, France

Le Comptoir Général

This Paris art space celebrates the creativity and ingenuity that springs from abject poverty, especially in Africa.
Saint-Ouen, France

Francois Daneck's Colonial Concept

Collection of antique taxidermy and natural specimens, near one of Paris's oldest flea markets.
Paris, France

Flame of Liberty

This life-size replica of the Statue of Liberty's flame is also a tribute to Princess Diana by default.
Paris, France

The Recumbent Effigy of Victor Noir

Victor Noir's effigy gets more action than the man himself ever did.
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
Paris, France

Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy

This museum houses an imposing skeleton army comprised of creatures great and small.
Paris, France

Grande Galerie de l'Évolution

Natural history museum celebrating biodiversity with a parade of taxidermy animals.
Paris, France

The Room of Endangered and Extinct Species

A haunting collection of the vanished and disappearing natural world.
Aswan, Egypt

Unfinished Obelisk

The Largest Known Ancient Egyptian Obelisk.
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.