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Øresund Bridge
Sweden

Øresund Bridge

This chimerical bridge/tunnel appears to dead end right into the sea.
55.5700, 12.8500
Elephant Gate
Copenhagen, Denmark

Elephant Gate

Pre-Nazi swastikas adorn the sculpted pachyderms flanking this brewhouse portal.
55.6673, 12.5323
Copenhagen, Denmark

Rundetårn

Old observatory in Copenhagen with a spiral corridor used as a racetrack.
55.6813, 12.5756
Exterior of Novelty Automation, a 17th century building.
London, England

Novelty Automation

A tongue-in-cheek arcade where the games are based on everyday life.
51.5197, -0.1169
Exterior of Centre Pompidou
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
48.8606, 2.3526
Paris Point Zero
Paris, France

Paris Point Zero

The very center of Paris is surrounded by a bevy of strange good luck rituals.
48.8534, 2.3482
(Flickr/Smetty)
Gothenburg, Sweden

Maritiman

The world's biggest floating museum in Gothenburg, Sweden.
57.7090, 11.9607
London, England

Pollock's Toy Museum

A toy store with a century-long history preserves the craftsmanship of playthings of the past.
51.5201, -0.1354
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
Salina Turda
Turda, Romania

Salina Turda

This massive underground salt mine now holds a sci-fi theme park in its depths.
46.5877, 23.7877
Labyrinth Park of Horta
Barcelona, Spain

Labyrinth Park of Horta

This semi-secret storybook hedge maze is also the oldest garden in the city.
41.4379, 2.1476
The GPO at night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin General Post Office

The modern birthplace of Irish freedom.
53.3493, -6.2611
Vertical urban farming at Pasona Group Headquarters
Tokyo, Japan

Pasona O2

Underground farm located in a former bank vault deep within the bowels of Tokyo's business district.
35.6843, 139.7707
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.
51.5029, -0.1301
The 'Beautiful' Dirac Equation on the floor of Westminster Abbey
Deans Yd, England

Dirac Equation

The "beautiful" equation predicting the movement of all electromagnetic particles is engraved in front of Newton's tomb.
51.4994, -0.1276
David Bowie Graffiti Mural
London, England

David Bowie Graffiti Mural

An artistic tribute to the famous singer, just around the corner from where he was born.
51.4624, -0.1156
A Nicobar Tree Shrew in the Grant Museum of Zoology
London, England

Grant Museum of Zoology

The only university zoological museum in London houses extinct animals and a Micrarium of tiny things.
51.5225, -0.1326
East Sussex, England

Beachy Head

England's most notorious suicide spot.
50.7374, 0.2477
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
Kryptonite-alike Jadarite
London, England

Kryptonite

Why Superman will never visit London's Natural History Museum.
51.4967, -0.1758
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
Skateboard Graveyard
London, England

Hungerford Footbridge Skateboard Graveyard

The broken skateboards that became a poignant memorial to a murdered skater.
51.5060, -0.1196
The Sherlock Holmes Pub
London, England

The Sherlock Holmes Pub

This old London Pub has a peculiar secret upstairs: a recreation of the rooms shared at 221b Baker Street by Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
51.5073, -0.1253
Ignatius J. Reilly Statue
New Orleans, Louisiana

Ignatius J. Reilly Statue

This New Orleans statue of a portly figure in a goofy hat pays homage to a classic of satirical literature.
29.9542, -90.0700