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Aspen, Colorado

Magic Mushroom House

An architect in Aspen used psychedelics as his muse while building this mushroom masterpiece.
Aspen, Colorado

Hunter S. Thompson Shrine

“You better take care of me Lord, if you don't you're gonna have me on your hands.” ― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Roubaix, France

La Piscine

Museum in a swimming pool where the water still flows.
Douai, France

Les Fêtes de Gayant

This traditional festival celebrates a family of wooden giants that have survived Nazis, wars, and religion.
Meath, Ireland

Mound of the Hostages

An ancient neolithic tomb that only sees the sun twice a year.
Saint-Omer, France

St. Erkembode's Tomb

The tomb of a hard traveling saint is constantly covered in shoes as offerings to heal disabled youth.
Ypres, Belgium

Menin Gate Memorial

A moving memorial to the fallen and missing from WWI trenches.
Ostend, Belgium

James Ensor House

The former home of a trailblazing surrealist is still filled with haunting dolls and grim paintings.
Prague, Czechia

Museum of Miniatures

Microscopic scenes; some call it novelty, some call it art.
Prague, Czechia

Magical Cavern

This old mill has been converted to a cave-like fantasy world by one eccentric artist.
Prague, Czechia

Lennon Wall

Despite attempts by local police to discourage it, Beatles-inspired graffiti has been a means for artists to air grievances for decades.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Bakken Museum

A museum dedicated to the exploring past, present, and future innovations.
San Francisco, California

Good Vibrations Antique Vibrator Museum

Its buzzing collection honors vibrator history.
Vienna, Austria

Clock Museum

A small museum filled with over 1,000 clocks, and one particular clock calibrated to run until the year 9999.
Barcelona, Spain

Sala Gimbernat

18th century anatomical amphitheater of the Royal College of Surgery of Barcelona.
Santa Barbara, California

Franceschi Park

The home of one of California's most important horticulturalists wilts amidst a lovely park.
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona's Baby Drop-off

Turntable anonymously received orphans, alms, and groceries.
Barcelona, Spain

Calder Mercury Fountain

A beautiful but toxic fountain of mercury.
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado

Cadet Chapel

Air Force Academy Chapel made of 100 identical tetrahedrons works to inspire those of all religions.
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Springs Penny Arcade

While most of the games in this arcade take quarters, that would have been a small fortune when they were made.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

Strange red rock formations that have been attributed to a higher power for hundreds of years.