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A photo of the cross taken from the same spot as the ones found in the Left Hand Path booklet.
Stockholm, Sweden

Entombed Cross

This giant crucifix is like U2's Joshua Tree for Swedish death metal fans.
59.2765, 18.0998
Uppland Runic Inscription 53
Stockholm, Sweden

Uppland Runic Inscription 53

An ancient Viking runestone hidden in plain view in Stockholm's old town.
59.3247, 18.0700
Re-chiseled swastika
Copenhagen, Denmark

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Ghost Swastikas

The art museum is decorated with creatively remodeled pre-Nazi swastikas.
55.6729, 12.5725
Agnete and the Merman
Copenhagen, Denmark

Agnete and the Merman

Beneath Denmark's Højbro bridge, a bronze merman and his seven sons forever mourn for the mother and wife who left them for land.
55.6776, 12.5803
The Throne of Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

Throne of Denmark

Opulence and fantasy collide in this royal chair which is supposedly made with unicorn horns.
55.6862, 12.5764
"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
Copenhagen, Denmark

Kulturtårnet

A little-known cafe in an old copper bridge tower with 360-degree views of the harbor.
55.6746, 12.5873
Ingmar Cronhammar's 2015 exhibition in the Cisternerne, "H."
Frederiksberg, Denmark

Cisternerne

A 19th century subterranean reservoir repurposed as a contemporary art cave.
55.6695, 12.5249
Leif Sonne's Bottled Beer Collection
Copenhagen, Denmark

Leif Sonne's Bottled Beer Collection

The largest bottled beer collection in the world holds over 20,000 unique beer bottles.
55.6673, 12.5350
Elephant Gate
Copenhagen, Denmark

Elephant Gate

Pre-Nazi swastikas adorn the sculpted pachyderms flanking this brewhouse portal.
55.6673, 12.5323
Boston, Massachusetts

Faneuil Hall

A former waterfront market is now in the center of town due to some interesting Boston engineering.
42.3600, -71.0562
Bunker Hill Monument
Boston, Massachusetts

Bunker Hill Monument

This monument on Breed's Hill proves that one of the most famous battles of the Revolutionary War is misnamed.
42.3761, -71.0600
Mrs Mallard and her entire brood.
Boston, Massachusetts

Make Way for Ducklings Statue

Mrs. Mallard and her brood are a beloved fixture in Boston Public Garden.
42.3555, -71.0698
USS Constitution
Boston, Massachusetts

USS Constitution

Berthed near the end of the Freedom Trail in Boston, "Old Ironsides" is the oldest commissioned US Navy warship still afloat.
42.3727, -71.0531
Paul Revere House from the street
Boston, Massachusetts

The Paul Revere House

Oldest house in downtown Boston was once the home of Paul Revere.
42.3638, -71.0537
Typical Boston gravestones showing the winged death head
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston's Old Burying Grounds

Macabre headstones carved with winged skulls, dancing skeletons, and pithy reminders of impending death.
42.3573, -71.0613
"Time for Fun", Key West, Florida
Key West, Florida

Time for Fun

This statue inspired by Renoir's famous painting embodies the jovial spirit of Key West.
24.5584, -81.8068
Tourists flock to the buoy (Flickr/Turtle43)
Key West, Florida

Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.

A monument celebrating the idea of reaching inaccessible places.
24.5465, -81.7975
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
24.5511, -81.8005
Dome
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
51.5138, -0.1004
One of the many gruesome dioramas.
London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
51.5025, -0.1188
The entrance to the Story Museum
Oxford, England

The Story Museum

An Oxford museum where visitors can have tea with the Mad Hatter and climb through the wardrobe to a fantasy land.
51.7507, -1.2580
Map at Joya de Ceren
San Juan Opico, El Salvador

Joya de Ceren - The Pompeii of the New World

A Mayan village preserved for centuries in volcanic ash.
13.8222, -89.3594
A aerial view of the Masada fortress.
Masada, Israel

Masada

This daunting 1st century fortress was purportedly the site of one of the most dramatic revolts of the Jewish-Roman wars.
31.3156, 35.3555