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Catacombes de Paris.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
48.8343, 2.3322
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
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
48.8578, 2.3374
Mardi Gras World
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras World

This float factory takes the mask off of Mardi Gras and lets visitors see where the magic happens.
29.9348, -90.0614
Li Grand Zombi
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans' Historic Voodoo Museum

A snapshot of the "real" history of New Orleans.
29.9598, -90.0639
New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

The curiosities and wonders of pharmacy in a delightful historic building.
29.9559, -90.0651
Dog Parking
Montreal, Canada

Marché Jean-Talon

Montreal's giant farmer's market is a foodie's best friend, especially in the winter months.
45.5364, -73.6157
Treasure Island as seen from Yerba Buena Island
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
37.8160, -122.3713
"Anti-Saloon League San Francisco Est. 1920" A sign seen outside Bourbon & Branch.
San Francisco, California

Bourbon & Branch

A nondescript building that's been funtioning as a speakeasy for nearly a century and a half.
37.7858, -122.4130
Alcatraz from the Bay 2012
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
37.8267, -122.4230
Gumeracha, Australia

The Toy Factory

A Giant Rocking Horse in Adelaide, Australia.
-34.8467, 138.8925
The Big Banana in Coffs Harbour. (Wikimedia Commons)
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
-30.2747, 153.1339
Big Merino in Goulburn, Australia. (Wikimedia Commons)
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.
-34.7737, 149.6914
Kiama Blowhole
Kiama, Australia

Kiama Blowhole

This massive water spout has been luring visitors for hundreds of years, some to their death.
-34.6718, 150.8631
Tightly-packed monuments
Rookwood, Australia

Rookwood Cemetery

The largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere.
-33.8687, 151.0601
Sydney, Australia

Museum of Human Disease

Australian museum dedicated to human health and lack thereof.
-33.9177, 151.2347
Stack of reading materials from Gould's Book Arcade. (Wikimedia Commons)
Newtown, Australia

Gould's Book Arcade

Australia's largest second-hand bookstore.
-33.8928, 151.1866
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
Sydney, Australia

Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island is a Heritage-listed island in the middle of Sydney Harbour.
-33.8471, 151.1716
(Flickr/pvsbond)
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
40.7398, -74.0025
New York, New York

Governors Island

Lie in a hammock where George Washington stood.
40.6904, -74.0164
New York, New York

Grand Central Terminal Whispering Gallery

Whisper secrets in a busy station only to be heard on the other side of this acoustic arch.
40.7527, -73.9772
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
New York, New York

Please Don't Tell

Dodge prohibitionists and slide through the telephone booth in Crif Dogs.
40.7271, -73.9837