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Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Torture Museum

Museum preserving torture methods from the past.
52.3674, 4.8906
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Munich, Germany

Eisbachwelle

Go surfing on this urban wave, "hacked" by local surfers.
48.1435, 11.5877
Saint Munditia, St. Peter's Kirche, Munchen
Munich, Germany

Jeweled skeleton of Saint Munditia

The patron saint of spinsters grasps a container of dried blood.
48.1366, 11.5754
The devil's footprint or a clever tourist trap? Both?
Munich, Germany

Der Teufelstritt (The Devil's Footprint)

The footprint of a frustrated devil in Munich's Cathedral.
48.1386, 11.5736
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
The Heidelberg funicular.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberger Bergbahnen

This historic funicular system combines the old with the new while offering delightful views over the surrounding valley.
49.4113, 8.7120
Heidelberg Tun
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Tun

Sitting in the basement of a castle, the largest wine barrel in the world is bigger than most apartments.
49.4106, 8.7153
Heidelberg's Old Bridge Monkey.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
49.4131, 8.7092
In full bloom after Mardi Gras.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Bead Tree

After the parade, people throw their beads onto this tree for good luck.
29.9361, -90.1223
General Laundry Building.
New Orleans, Louisiana

General Laundry Building

It's clear this abandoned Art Deco gem was no ordinary cleaners.
29.9687, -90.0813
Egyptian-style former courthouse.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Old Egyptian Courthouse

This strange example of the Egyptian Revival architecture trend now holds Mardi Gras floats.
29.9242, -90.0732
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Penis Fountain

Amsterdam's Red Light District leaves little to the imagination.
52.3726, 4.8978
The restored giant bureau in High Point.
High Point, North Carolina

High Point Chest of Drawers

A six-foot pair of socks hangs from a drawer of the world's largest bureau.
35.9636, -80.0082
Zebulon, North Carolina

Mercury Cougar

A giant cat slowly prowls the parking lot of Zebulon's car dealerships.
35.8211, -78.3354
The urinal.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

City Hall Urinal

A public urinal so pretty, it was given the status of National Monument.
52.3714, 4.8955
The Battle of NOLA
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Conti Wax Museum

An old-timey wax exhibition campily depicting New Orleans legends and scandals.
29.9574, -90.0689
Education and Youth
Plymouth, Massachusetts

National Monument to the Forefathers

Plymouth's huge yet little-known memorial to the Pilgrims.
41.9601, -70.6758
The original Woolworth lunch counter is largely intact at the museum.
Greensboro, North Carolina

Site of the Woolworth Lunch Counter Sit-in

This North Carolina store preserves a historic moment in America's movement for racial equality.
36.0717, -79.7907
New Orleans, Louisiana

The New Orleans Train Garden

Tiny historical streetcars wind through a small scale version of Crescent City in this whimsical train garden.
29.9880, -90.0993
Homemade gravesites
New Orleans, Louisiana

Holt Cemetery

A haunting, yet lovingly hand-hewn potters' field full of graves that flood with each heavy rain.
29.9852, -90.1064
Sitting beneath the Singing Oak.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Singing Oak

This New Orleans tree is filled with hidden chimes that produce a carefully tuned melody.
29.9859, -90.0902
Symbols of New Orleans carved into the trunk of the tree
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Music Tree

A hurricane-stricken oak tree has been reborn as beautiful a chainsaw artwork.
29.9765, -90.0905
The Luling Mansion.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Luling Mansion

Despite the ever pressing encroachment of urban sprawl this grand New Orleans manse still stands.
29.9826, -90.0862
The oldest fire hydrant in New Orleans.
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Oldest Fire Hydrant in New Orleans

This Birdsill Holly fire hydrant is the remnant of a very different type of hydration innovation.
29.9800, -90.0870