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Bloomington, Indiana

The Garret

Ornate limestone building now filled with geologic specimens, and more.
Lyon, France

Astronomical Clock of Lyon

For hundreds of years, automatons moving to metallic music have been marking the passage of time.
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

“They say you're judged by the strength of your enemies”—James Bond, Quantum of Solace.
Marion, Kentucky

Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum

Thousands of unique minerals, including some of the most impressive fluorite crystals in the world.
Grimeton, Sweden

Grimeton VLF Transmitter

A Very Low Frequency transmitter you can tune in on your PC.
Norway

Geilo Ice Music Festival

Norway's chilly all ice-instrument festival.
Paris, France

Musée de Cluny

Medieval museum built over Roman baths that features famous tapestries of a lady and a unicorn.
Paris, France

Foucault's Pendulum

19th century pendulum and a clock restored by a rogue group of guerilla artists.
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
Paris, France

Lines of Cremains at Père Lachaise Cemetery

Stripes of human ashes cover a back lawn in the most sought-after burial grounds in Paris.
Paris, France

The Recumbent Effigy of Victor Noir

Victor Noir's effigy gets more action than the man himself ever did.
Besançon, France

Astronomical Clock of Besançon

One of the world's most complex timepieces.
Dijon, France

The Magic Owl of Dijon

For over 300 years this little carving has been the city’s good luck charm.