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Places visited in Ocaklı Köyü, Turkey
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Apothecary jars in main room
Florence, Italy

Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy

The oldest operating pharmacy in the world features 800-year-old recipes.
43.7736, 11.2484
Paris, France

Deyrolle Taxidermy

Paris' fabled purveyor of exotic taxidermy and natural history curios.
48.8563, 2.3263
Paris, France

Lion of The Botanical Gardens

A majestic lion statue guards this Parisian botanical garden, and feeds on an unsettling item.
48.8425, 2.3557
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel."
48.8526, 2.3471
Century-old rats
Paris, France

Julien Aurouze and Co.

A Parisian exterminator's shop whose storefront displays stuffed rats hanging from traps.
48.8598, 2.3467
London, England

Sir John Soane's Museum

A cluttered and astounding collection of ethnographic items.
51.5168, -0.1176
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
(Flickr/AWWS)
Mersin Province, Turkey

Fortress of Kızkalesi

Mediterranean castle on a tiny Turkish island.
36.4633, 34.1489
Fairy Chimneys
Aksaray, Turkey

Cappadocia

Entire cities carved into ancient volcanic rock formations.
38.4174, 34.1382
Urfa - Balikli Lake (Sacred Lake)
Urfa, Turkey

Balikli Gol

A sacred lake with thousands of sacred carp and a biblical history.
37.1474, 38.7845
Ruins of statue heads (Flickr/B Evershed)
Kayadere, Turkey

Nemrut Dagi

Mausoleum and Holy Seat of Antiochus I of Commagene.
37.9804, 38.7422
Sarışeyh, Turkey

Gobekli Tepe

Hunter-gatherer architecture believed to be the oldest religious complex known.
37.2735, 38.9180
(Flickr/Jean & Nathalie)
Ocaklı Köyü, Turkey

Minuchir Mosque of Ani

Remnants of successive wars and Muslim colonialism in the 11th century.
40.5051, 43.5700
Ocaklı Köyü, Turkey

Ani Ghost City

An abused and forgotten metropolis, abandoned for centuries.
40.5075, 43.5728
Garni, Armenia

Garni Gorge

A geological oddity topped with a temple.
40.1123, 44.7303
(Flickr/almasudi)
Goght, Armenia

Geghard Monastery

Armenian monastery carved out of cliffs and named after the spear that stabbed Jesus.
40.1403, 44.8051
New York, New York

Sidewalk Subway Map

Plot your trip through the city on the sidewalk.
40.7247, -73.9996
Known as a "Zip Tube" this carries the book requests down to the stacks many floors below.
New York, New York

Pneumatic System of the New York Public Library

One of the few places in Manhattan which still employs a pneumatic system.
40.7533, -73.9823
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

A roaring, awe-inspiring double cascade of icy water flows through woodland Oregon like something out of a Tolkien novel.
45.5318, -122.2913
Over 100 selections baked fresh daily, including the Tex-Ass doughnut (center-right, for scale).
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
45.5227, -122.6732
(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
Crabs creeping beneath the obelisk.
New York, New York

Crabs of Cleopatra’s Needle

Curious crustaceans support an obelisk from ancient Egypt that now stands in modern-day Central Park.
40.7798, -73.9653
The Chandelier Tree in 2005.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

Massive redwood tree that has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
39.8657, -123.7142