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Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

Self-built mound covered in messages of God's love.
33.2542, -115.4727
The welcome sign
Calipatria, California

Slab City

During winter months, abandoned navy base becomes off-grid home and alternative living community for thousands of retirees.
33.2589, -115.4664
Los Angeles, California

Watts Towers

America's most famous piece of self-built architecture.
33.9389, -118.2419
London, England

Wellcome Collection & Library

Curios of Pharmacist and Collector Henry Wellcome.
51.5259, -0.1339
Berlin, Germany

Bahnhof Berlin Zoologischer Garten

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

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
52.5050, 13.4397
Tempelhof postcard, ca early 1960's
Berlin, Germany

Tempelhof Airport

Berlin's old airport.
52.4838, 13.3877
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
52.5203, 13.3869
Berlin, Germany

Pergamon Museum

The most visited, and possibly most controversial museum in Germany.
52.5212, 13.3969
"Pusher Street" in 2007, after eviction of the hash stands. A "no photo sign" remains. The hash stands have since returned. (Wikimedia Commons)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Freetown Christiania

Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street.
55.6735, 12.5958
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
48.8594, 2.3910
Paris, France

Montparnasse Cemetery

A Parisian cemetery where the elite and artistic are interred beneath an eccentric collection of tombs.
48.8387, 2.3262
"The Lady and the Unicorn" tapestry
Paris, France

Musée de Cluny

Medieval museum built over Roman baths that features famous tapestries of a lady and a unicorn.
48.8472, 2.3444
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Bookstore serves double duty as "Tumbleweed Hotel."
48.8526, 2.3471
Juliet's balcony
Verona, Italy

Juliet's Balcony

Pilgrimage site for star-crossed lovers.
45.4418, 10.9984
Castel del Monte
Andria, Italy

Castel del Monte

Geometry and mystery come together in an epic show of octagonal masonry.
41.2252, 16.2909
Lucca, Italy

Torre Guinigi (Guinigi Tower)

Fortified medieval tower house with lovely roof garden.
43.8437, 10.5070
Valle dei Mulini
Sorrento, Italy

Valle dei Mulini (Valley of the Mills)

An Italian crevasse filled with abandoned buildings gives visitors a look at the world without humans.
40.6247, 14.3756
Plaster cast of a dog at Pompeii.
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
40.7516, 14.4903
San Gimignano, Italy

Towers of San Gimignano

These medieval skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this small Tuscan town.
43.4676, 11.0431
St. Catherine of Siena's Severed Head
Siena, Italy

St. Catherine of Siena's Severed Head

A dismembered holy head stares out from her beautiful reliquary at the St. Dominic Basilica.
43.3247, 11.3330
(WikiCommons)
Rome, Italy

Via Appia

2300-year-old Roman road connecting the empire.
41.8675, 12.5028
Rome, Italy

Basilica di San Clemente

A Nesting Doll of Churches.
41.8899, 12.4974
Cats lounging on ancient architecture
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
41.8959, 12.4765