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Allegorical figures for the Demidoff monument, Gipsoteca Bartolini.
Florence, Italy

Gipsoteca Bartolini

A slightly creepy gallery of plaster cast models in the same museum as Michelangelo's David.
43.7768, 11.2591
Cinnamon Kandy
San Antonio, Texas

Cinnamon Kandy the Circus Elephant

For over 75 years, this cute stone statue has warmed the hearts of San Antonio.
29.4617, -98.4673
Nike with dogs relica.
San Antonio, Texas

Miraflores

An abandoned, decaying sculpture garden built by an eccentric physician in the 1920s now looks more like a forgotten cemetery.
29.4658, -98.4674
Hollywood Cemetery overlooking the river
Richmond, Virginia

Hollywood Cemetery

The final resting place of two (or three) presidents, one vampire, and 18,000 Confederate soldiers.
37.5395, -77.4529
Egyptian Building west facade
Richmond, Virginia

Egyptian Building

A convincing little bit of ancient Egypt smack dab in Richmond, Virginia.
37.5391, -77.4293
Aerial view of car wash
Houston, Texas

World’s Longest Car Wash

255 feet of suds, scrubbers, and blow dryers.
29.7851, -95.6279
The waters of the bayou.
Karnack, Texas

Caddo Lake

Foragers once flocked to this big beautiful bayou to hunt for pearls.
32.6824, -94.1768
Memorial to Mahomet Weyonomon.
London, England

Memorial to Mahomet Weyonomon

A sculpture outside London's oldest cathedral honors the Mohegan chief who died while petitioning the king.
51.5061, -0.0896
London, England

Scenes from the Frost Fair

Murals of the wild parties once held on the frozen River Thames.
51.5079, -0.0946
The Oval Space.
London, England

The Oval Space

This former medical factory gives home to cutting edge arts in the shadow of a gas works.
51.5333, -0.0593
Indoor and outdoor exhibits abound, including live demonstrations of historic locomotives in action
York, England

British National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York is the largest railway museum in the world, attracting almost 1 million visitors per year.
53.9606, -1.0979
Outside the Great Ormond Street Hospital.
London, England

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Children's hospital in London that operates on royalties received from Peter Pan, which J.M. Barrie signed over in 1929.
51.5218, -0.1208
Close-up views of Old Town buildings
Edinburgh, Scotland

Rooftop Terrace at the National Museum of Scotland

There are plenty of wonderful panoramic vistas in Edinburgh, but not many are hidden smack in the middle of the Old Town.
55.9472, -3.1892
The train station.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

This Welsh village gave itself a ridiculous name in a publicity stunt a century ahead of its time.
53.2211, -4.2099
Medieval Clock at Salisbury Cathedral. (Wikimedia Commons)
Salisbury, England

Medieval Clock at Salisbury Cathedral

Oldest working mechanical clock in the world.
51.0661, -1.7975
Steel coffin
London, England

St Bride's Church & Charnel House

This landmark church concealed a crypt packed with bones that was discovered thanks to the London Blitz.
51.5137, -0.1058
Glastonbury High Street. (dichohecho/Flickr)
Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury

Fascinating town where normal life interfaces with the occult.
51.1508, -2.7263
East Sussex, England

Beachy Head

England's most notorious suicide spot.
50.7374, 0.2477
East Molesey, England

Hampton Court Maze

England's oldest surviving hedge maze has been confusing visitors for over 300 years.
51.3985, -0.3494
Inside the Rothko Chapel
Houston, Texas

Rothko Chapel

A universal meditative place of worship and social justice center adorned with paintings by famed abstract artist Mark Rothko.
29.7376, -95.3965
Dripping Springs, Texas

Hamilton Pool

An emerald-green grotto just a short trip from Austin.
30.3423, -98.1271
Royal Pump Rooms, built in 1814, photographed in 2016.
Royal Leamington Spa, England

Royal Pump Rooms

Preserved baths in a Victorian-era spa town frequented by the most famous people of its day.
52.2869, -1.5344
The Picasso Benches.
San Antonio, Texas

The Picasso Benches

Tile mosaics and quotes from Pablo Picasso add an artistic flair to these bus stop benches.
29.4101, -98.4955
An Indian Blue Peacock in courting mode. (amberjol/Atlas Obscura)
Austin, Texas

Mayfield Park

Free public park and gardens filled with peacocks and peahens.
30.3145, -97.7691