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Venice, Italy

Peggy Guggenheim's Grave

The only museum with its curator—and her pets—buried inside.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Al Arab

A preposterously luxurious hotel with gold-plated iPads, Rolls Royce chauffeurs, and a staff that trains by watching "Downton Abbey."
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Ski Dubai

This indoor ski resort has a mountain contained inside a mall.
Ibri, Oman

Beehive Tombs of Bat

Groups of prehistoric tombs that dot the mountains of Northern Oman.
Banff, Alberta

Banff Springs Hotel

Few other hotels can rival the grandeur of the Castle in the Rockies.
Fredericksburg, Texas

National Museum of the Pacific War

Modern technology and live displays tell the story of the Pacific during WWII for the Internet generation.
Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth Stockyards

Belly up to the bar in Cowtown, don't forget to buy some boots.
New York, New York

Second Cemetery of the Congregation Shearith Israel

New York's unstoppable progress turned this cemetery into the smallest burial ground in the city.
Cape Town, South Africa

District Six Museum

An excellent and sobering account of the vibrant multicultural neighborhood destroyed under apartheid.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto PATH

The largest underground system of its kind runs under one of Canada's largest urban centers.
San Francisco, California

The Tonga Room

Tiki luxury on Nob Hill.
San Francisco, California

Bourbon & Branch

A nondescript building that's been functioning as a speakeasy for nearly a century and a half.
San Francisco, California

McElroy Octagon House

One of few lasting examples of the brief octagon craze that developed into folly.
San Francisco, California

Portrait of Emperor Norton

A mysterious painting of the self-declared Emperor of the United States watches over a local hof-brau.
Helsinki, Finland

Kamppi Chapel

An alien church provides much needed silence in the midst of a Finland shopping center.
Helsinki, Finland

Pohjola Insurance Building

This insurance company building reminds customers that witches, bears, and gnomes are out there, best be insured.
Helsinki, Finland

Bad Bad Boy

This endearingly discomfited urinating statue commemorates the sneaky pees had by us all.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai Gold Souk

On any given day this sprawling market houses literally tons of government-regulated gold, gems, and precious metals.
La Paz, Bolivia

Cholita Wrestling

The celebrity luchadores of La Paz are tough ladies in traditional petticoats and braids.
Brooklyn, New York

Bellocq Tea

A charming "tea atelier" hidden away in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Montgomery, Alabama

Hank Williams's Gravesite

The country music legend's grave is surrounded by Astroturf because fans kept plucking out the grass.
Paris, France

Paris Point Zero

The very center of Paris is surrounded by a bevy of strange good luck rituals.
Paris, France

Cannonball of the Hotel de Sens

A lone cannonball remains lodged in the walls of the Hotel de Sens as a sober reminder of a revolution.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?