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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
Città Ideale
Montegabbione (TR), Italy

La Scarzuola

This 16th-century monastery has been turned into a surrealist architecture compound.
42.8984, 12.1534
Civita di Bagnoregio
Civita, Italy

Civita di Bagnoregio

This quaint Italian town keeps losing ground as the sides of its plateau slowly erode.
42.6278, 12.1140
Rome, Italy

Cinecittà

The studio built by fascists in the hopes of "reviving the film industry" with the occasional propaganda film opportunity thrown in.
41.8500, 12.5667
Photo Courtesy the Long Now Foundation
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city 3000 years old and harboring many surprises.
30.3285, 35.4427
The view from the bottom of the well.
Orvieto, Italy

Pozzo di San Patrizio

Water and windows define this defensive Italian well.
42.7225, 12.1204
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
Berlin, Germany

Bahnhof Berlin Zoologischer Garten

Metro station with a claim to rock n' roll fame.
52.5076, 13.3336
A bugged hymn book.
Berlin, Germany

Stasi Museum

A museum dedicated to the history of a terrifying secret police is now held in their former headquarters.
52.5151, 13.4877
Berlin, Germany

Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum

Home to 10,000 medical specimens including the remains of Rudolf Virchow's extensive collection of pathological specimens.
52.5261, 13.3745
Naples, Italy

The Anatomical Machines of Cappella Sansevero

These "anatomical machines" are only one of the many strange items in this Italian crypt.
40.8492, 14.2548
The palace's stunning spiral stairway.
Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira

Eccentrically decorated palace and gardens replete with grottoes, fountains, underground tunnels, caves, and numerous statues.
38.7963, -9.3960
From the water
Lisbon, Portugal

Belem Tower Rhinoceros - Torre de Belém

A king's pet, a pope's gift, an artist's inspiration, and a tragic shipwreck.
38.6916, -9.2160
Lisbon, Portugal

Carmo Convent Ruins

Legacy of the earthquake that nearly wiped Lisbon off the face of the Earth.
38.7121, -9.1404
Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
43.6425, -79.3873
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
55.2417, -6.5112
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
48.8594, 2.3910
Nautilus Antiques and Old Oddities.
Modena, Italy

Nautilus Antiques and Old Oddities

David Sedaris called it "The greatest shop in the world."
44.6484, 10.9274
San Gimignano, Italy

Towers of San Gimignano

These medieval skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this small Tuscan town.
43.4676, 11.0431
The center square of Pripyat, once home for 50,000 people. After 22 years of neglect, nature has started to seep through the concrete
Pryp'yat', Ukraine

Abandoned City of Pripyat

The ghost town left by the worst nuclear disaster of all time is being taken over by nature and urban explorers.
51.4045, 30.0542
Pripyat Amusement Park
Pryp'yat', Ukraine

Pripyat Amusement Park

Radioactive amusement park abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster.
51.4084, 30.0551
Ivankivs'kyi district, Ukraine

Duga-3 "Woodpecker" Radar

This derelict superstructure was a very important warning system for the Russian military.
51.3060, 30.0663
Kyiv, Ukraine

Rodina-Mat : Mother Motherland

340-foot statue built to honour the Heroes of the Soviet Union.
50.4265, 30.5631
Albano Laziale, Italy

The Uphill-Downhill Road of Ariccia

Things seem to roll, flow and run uphill on this short patch of road near Ariccia, Italy.
41.7369, 12.6951