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Vancouver, British Columbia

Gastown Steam Clock

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown.
49.2849, -123.1113
The sword in the stone.
Chiusdino, Italy

The Sword in the Stone at Montesiepi Chapel

This sword isn't waiting for a king to pull it out. It was placed there by a saint.
43.1506, 11.1550
Turin, Italy

Cesare Lombroso's Museum of Criminal Anthropology

The astonishing collection of an infamous criminologist.
45.0494, 7.6793
The Devil
Capalbio, Italy

Il Giardino dei Tarocchi

Gigantic mosaic sculptures of the figures on Tarot cards fill this colorful Tuscan garden.
42.4687, 11.4112
A bather relaxes in front of a waterfall (Flickr/candido33)
Saturnia, Italy

Terme di Saturnia

Geothermal waterfalls in Tuscany.
42.6482, 11.5128
Siena, Italy

Museo Anatomico at University of Siena

Contains some of the world's more disturbing wax anatomical models.
43.3522, 11.3392
San Gimignano, Italy

Towers of San Gimignano

These medieval skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this small Tuscan town.
43.4676, 11.0431
Medieval torture devices including a maiden on the right.
San Gimignano, Italy

The Museum of Medieval Torture

Medieval torture techniques with a modern conscience.
43.4648, 11.0426
L’importuno di Michelangelo
Florence, Italy

L’importuno di Michelangelo

The famous sculptor left his mark on this Italian wall in an internationally protected example of street art.
43.7697, 11.2556
Florence, Italy

Ospedale degli Innocenti (Hospital of the Innocents)

Renaissance hospital featuring a rotating door into which unwanted babies were dropped.
43.7763, 11.2612
La Specola.
Florence, Italy

La Specola Anatomical Collection

The largest and most famous wax anatomical collection anywhere in the world.
43.7645, 11.2470
Volterra, Italy

Cimitero di San Finocchi

Abandoned cemetery of the former Psychiatric Hospital of Volterra.
43.4163, 10.8754
Stibbert Museum
Florence, Italy

Stibbert Museum

Art and armour fill every inch of this rich kid's Italian villa.
43.7938, 11.2553
(Flickr/walbrasky)
Vaglia, Italy

The Colossus of Villa Demidoff

Renaissance villa and gardens complete with a tormented colossus.
43.8594, 11.3045
Borgo a Mozzano, Italy

Ponte della Maddalena

A stunning bridge that appears as if it's lunging to the shore, and has a legend of a devilish architect.
43.9856, 10.5518
Neat mineral display
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki University Museum

A collection of collections ranging from dentistry to minerals.
60.1694, 24.9495
Turtle ashtray and peanuts
Helsinki, Finland

Götan Maailma

A lovingly curated curio shop in which the taxidermy wear newspaper party hats, and peanut shells are spread across every surface.
60.1609, 24.9469