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Monument to Antonio Canova.
Venice, Italy

Tomb of Antonio Canova

A sinister pyramid in the Frari contains the heart of the famous neoclassical sculptor.
45.4370, 12.3266
Heidelberg's Old Bridge Monkey.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
49.4131, 8.7092
Robert the Bruce (left) and William Wallace (right) stand guard at the gates.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
55.9486, -3.1999
Inside the Gotthard Base Tunnel.
Bodio, Switzerland

Gotthard Base Tunnel

The world's longest and deepest train tunnel.
46.3726, 8.9233
Venice, Italy

Scala Contarini del Bovolo

This palatial spiral staircase was so unusual the name "snail" was given to the noble family who built it.
45.4348, 12.3345
Chamber of Art and Curiosities.
Innsbruck, Austria

Chamber of Art and Curiosities

Archduke Ferdinand II's collection of rare objects is considered one of the oldest museums in the world.
47.2556, 11.4338
Crystal Worlds
Wattens, Austria

Crystal Worlds

Swarovski's museum/theme park is a fake diamond fantasia overlooked by a giant.
47.2936, 11.6004
On top of the empty tomb, Maximillian and his wife kneel in prayer.
Innsbruck, Austria

The Empty Tomb of Maximilian I

This splendid tomb may look fantastic, but there's nothing in it...
47.2680, 11.3954
The Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague
Prague, Czechia

The Museum of Alchemists and Magicians of Old Prague

The history of occult science is turned into a creepshow at this sensational Prague attraction.
50.0881, 14.3987
The site of the second defenestration of Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Defenestration of Prague Window

The palace window through which Protestant nobles flung two Catholic regents, thus sparking the Thirty Years' War.
50.0902, 14.3996
Edinburgh, Scotland

James Lind's Memorial Tablet

The world's first experimental nutritionist is memorialized as "The Hippocrates of naval medicine."
55.9451, -3.1908
The Flodden Wall at Greyfriars Kirkyard.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Flodden Wall

Remnants of the 16th-century defensive wall still stand unassumingly within Edinburgh.
55.9484, -3.1838
Close-up views of Old Town buildings
Edinburgh, Scotland

Rooftop Terrace at the National Museum of Scotland

There are plenty of wonderful panoramic vistas in Edinburgh, but not many are hidden smack in the middle of the Old Town.
55.9472, -3.1892
The Witches' Well Fountain.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Witches' Well

A cast-iron fountain marks the spot where hundreds of accused witches were burned at the stake.
55.9490, -3.1972
Stairway to . . . ? ! ?
Edinburgh, Scotland

Gilmerton Cove

This series of Scottish caves has no clear purpose other than baffling historians.
55.9056, -3.1331
Dolly at the National Museum of Scotland.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Remains of Dolly the Sheep

The taxidermy remains of the first mammal ever cloned from an adult cell are on display in Edinburgh.
55.9475, -3.1898
Magdalen Chapel's pre-Reformation stained glass.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Magdalen Chapel

The 16th-century church has the only stained glass windows that survived the Scottish Reformation intact.
55.9480, -3.1925
Coimbra, Portugal

Portugal dos Pequenitos

The "Little Ones," show Portugal in full miniature splendor.
40.2019, -8.4343
Sintra, Portugal

Quinta da Regaleira

Eccentrically decorated palace and gardens replete with grottoes, fountains, underground tunnels, caves, and numerous statues.
38.7963, -9.3960
 Hospital de Bonecas
Lisbon, Portugal

Hospital de Bonecas

Catering to broken dolls for almost 200 years, this repair shop is now a charnel house of doll parts.
38.7141, -9.1376
The Finestrella sul Canale (Canal Window)
Bologna, Italy

Finestrella di Via Piella

A small window on Via Piella offers a lovely and rare peek at Bologna's lost canals.
44.4986, 11.3452
Torre Sant'Andrea
Melendugno, Italy

Torre Sant'Andrea

Dramatic sea stacks adorn the coast of this small village on the Adriatic coast.
40.2569, 18.4441
The Piazza dei Miracoli, with the Tower in the center and the two white anchors in the lower right.
Pisa, Italy

Guy Rope Anchors for the Leaning Tower of Pisa

The only visible reminders of an elaborate engineering project that kept the tower from reaching the tipping point.
43.7237, 10.3966
The eternal lovers of Valdaro.
Mantova, Italy

Lovers of Valdaro

A young Italian couple has been locked in an embrace for over 6,000 years.
45.1610, 10.7985