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Ziggy Stardust Plaque
London, England

Ziggy Stardust Plaque

This London plaque marks the spot where David Bowie's famous alien made his debut.
51.5111, -0.1399
Where the Trail passes through Dorman's Park in Surrey
East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Greenwich Meridian Trail

This long-distance walking route follows the Prime Meridian line as it passes through England.
53.7609, -0.0026
The grotto next to the wine press.
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Gan HaGat (Wine Press Garden)

A 2,000-year-old wine press hidden in an overlooked park in Tel Aviv.
32.0848, 34.7916
A bear playing in the Český Krumlov moat
Český Krumlov, Czechia

The Bear Moat at Český Krumlov Castle

Be(w)ar(e) the moat around this historic Czech castle.
48.8130, 14.3151
Pravčice Gate and the "Falcon's Nest."
Hřensko, Czechia

Pravčická brána (Pravčice Gate)

Europe's largest natural bridge has a 19th century royal chateau built into its side.
50.8840, 14.2815
The huge Philosophical Hall
Prague, Czechia

Strahov Monastery

Two stunning 17th-century libraries and a cabinet of curiosities.
50.0861, 14.3893
Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
50.0895, 14.4174
Statue of Franz Kafka with headphones for size comparison.
Prague, Czechia

Statue of Franz Kafka

A surreal statue honoring Prague's favorite literary son.
50.0901, 14.4207
Memento Mori street light under Suicide Bridge
Prague, Czechia

Memento Mori: 'Of One's Own Volition'

A controversial artwork draws attention to the dark history of Prague's "Suicide Bridge."
50.0674, 14.4299
Inside the Cross Club.
Prague, Czechia

Cross Club

A steampunk-styled three-floor factory churning out art, activism, and electronic beats.
50.1082, 14.4432
Mummified Thief's Arm
Prague, Czechia

The Thief's Arm at Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetsiho

A 400-year old mummified arm dangles from the ceiling of St. James the Greater, serving as a warning to thieves.
50.0884, 14.4246
Mosaic above the front door
Prague, Czechia

Municipal House

A turn of the century building boasting some of the most beautiful art nouveau architecture in Prague.
50.0876, 14.4282
The Dancing House, f/k/a Fred and Ginger
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
50.0755, 14.4141
Basic layout of Kafka kinetic mirrored bust.
Prague, Czechia

Hlava Franze Kafky (Franz Kafka's Head)

A bust of Franz Kafka spins in pieces, reflecting the writer's inner torment.
50.0818, 14.4212
Zizkov Tower. (freefoto/Flickr)
Prague, Czechia

Žižkov Tower

Looming communist pillar with a Czech twist.
50.0810, 14.4511
Prague, Czechia

Statue of King Wenceslas Riding an Upside-Down Dead Horse

A mocking tribute to the past and modern leadership of Prague.
50.0814, 14.4254
A bustling dig site at Sha'ar HaGolan.
Sha'ar HaGolan, Israel

Sha'ar HaGolan

This archaeological site was the center of the extinct Yarmukian culture which developed the first roads and pottery in Israel.
32.6869, 35.6047
Brno Astronomical Clock.
Brno, Czechia

Brno Astronomical Clock

A peculiar clock commemorates a historic victory won by ringing the noonday bell an hour early.
49.1948, 16.6086
Dresden Frauenkirche
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
51.0515, 13.7405
The Trosky Castle. (Public Domain)
Turnov, Czechia

Český Ráj (Bohemian Paradise)

Bohemian paradise covered in majestic forests.
50.5874, 15.1581
Velka Amerika
Vysoký Újezd, Czechia

Velka Amerika

This former quarry is now a picturesque gorge that hides a sunken lake.
49.9594, 14.1986
The Lennon Wall.
Prague, Czechia

Lennon Wall

Despite attempts by local police to discourage it, Beatles-inspired graffiti has been a means for artists to air grievances for decades.
50.0863, 14.4068
The Devil's Heads
Želízy, Czechia

The Devil Heads

Two monstrous faces loom over a village in Czechia.
50.4204, 14.4646
"Ecce mors" ("Behold death") in bones
Melnik, Czechia

Melník Chapel of Bones

Underneath this small church are 15,000 bones, arranged by an obsessive academic.
50.3506, 14.4742