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Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis

The Avenue of Mausolea, a series of grand palatial tombs.
39.6631, 66.9878
Beginning of the Walk of Health (Wiki Commons)
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Walk of Health

Harsh mountain path along city aimed to improve health conditions.
37.8895, 58.2360
Musical Legends Park
New Orleans, Louisiana

Musical Legends Park

A small park on Bourbon Street features life-size bronze statues of New Orleans musicians.
29.9558, -90.0684
The Cats of Jackson Square
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cats of Jackson Square

By day this New Orleans square is for pedestrians, but by night it is a kingdom of kittens.
29.9567, -90.0628
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Rosegate House

A typical "Old South" manor, once owned by author Anne Rice, served as the setting for several of her witchcraft sagas.
29.9288, -90.0801
The Sazerac - America's first cocktail.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Sazerac Bar

This bar named after the world's first mixed cocktail was home to one of New Orleans' most notorious politicians.
29.9539, -90.0717
Portraits of Napoleon decorate the bar named in his honour.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Napoleon House

A 200-year-old building in the French Quarter that was to be Napoleon's home in the New World.
29.9558, -90.0653
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

The curiosities and wonders of pharmacy in a delightful historic building.
29.9559, -90.0651
The building stands almost exactly as it did 200 years ago, inside and out, with expansions for an upstairs cafe and restaurant
New Orleans, Louisiana

Jean Lafitte's Old Absinthe House

A 200-year-old bar in the historic French Quarter refuses to give up its place in history, nor its role in securing ours.
29.9554, -90.0684
New Orleans, Louisiana

LaLaurie Mansion

A symbolic piece of New Orleans architecture—and a ghostly legend.
29.9618, -90.0612
Flame of Liberty
Paris, France

Flame of Liberty

This life-size replica of the Statue of Liberty's flame is also a tribute to Princess Diana by default.
48.8647, 2.3014
Pont de la Concorde
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison.
48.8634, 2.3196
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
Pont de Grenelle Statue of Liberty
Paris, France

Statue of Liberty, Pont de Grenelle

France gave the U.S. the Statue of Liberty in 1886; Americans gave Paris a smaller version of the same statue in 1889.
48.8500, 2.2796
Paris, France

The Sausage Stained Glass of the Eglise Saint Eustache

With a history of slaughter, feast, and famine, remnants of the pork industry decorate this area--even its church.
48.8636, 2.3452
The ruins of 18th-century "Roman" columns
Paris, France

Parc Monceau

The ruins of a Duke's bucolic dream, where camels once roamed alongside "Dutch" windmills and faux-Italian vineyards.
48.8794, 2.3092
A view of the Promenade Plantée in Paris
Paris, France

La Promenade Plantée

The first green space constructed on an elevated viaduct.
48.8495, 2.3715
Paris, France

Erotic Erosion: The Recumbent Effigy of Victor Noir

Victor Noir's effigy gets more action than the man himself ever did.
48.8614, 2.3933
Paris, France

Foucault's Pendulum and the Paris Pantheon

19th century pendulum and a clock restored by a rogue group of guerilla artists.
48.8468, 2.3459
"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 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
Detail of the jewelry boutique of Georges Fouquet from 1900
Paris, France

Musée Carnavalet

A museum on the history of Paris, including a set of Napoleon's toiletries, Proust's room, and relics of the Revolution.
48.8570, 2.3628
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
48.8578, 2.3374
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

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