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Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

The only castle in North America to ever house actual sovereigns
19.4096, -99.2224
Trotsky's study where he was assassinated
Mexico City, Mexico

Museo Casa de León Trotsky

A museum in the former home of Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky.
19.3577, -99.1596
Entering the bustling lobby of Correo Mayor
Ejido del Centro, Mexico

Palacio Postal

Gilded heaven for philatelists and architecture freaks, still in full working order despite sitting atop tremulous ground
19.4362, -99.1373
San Francisco, California

Prayer Book Cross

A monumental cross hides in the trees in Golden Gate Park
37.7717, -122.4784
Dutch (North) Windmill from the beach.
San Francisco, California

Dutch Windmill

The key to turning shifting dunes into the green oasis of Golden Gate Park
37.7705, -122.5094
Lincoln Park
San Francisco, California

Lincoln Park

Shoot for par over the bodies of the dead on this cemetery-cum-golf course
37.7822, -122.4944
Hills Bros. Coffee Sculpture
San Francisco, California

Hills Bros. Coffee Sculpture

A classic advertising icon immortalized in regal bronze
37.7895, -122.3890
Book Club of California
San Francisco, California

Book Club of California

In this century-old literary safehouse, print is alive and well
37.7899, -122.4059
Oslo, Norway

Frogner Park's Vigeland Sculpture Arrangement

Norway's massive and sometimes disturbing sculpture park is the world's largest to be created by a single artist
59.9267, 10.7014
"Man Attacked by Babies" at Vigeland Sculpture Park
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies."
59.9245, 10.7075
Copenhagen, Denmark

Rundetårn

Old observatory in Copenhagen with a spiral corridor used as a racetrack
55.6813, 12.5756
The Little Mermaid
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long
55.6938, 12.5962
"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
Skansen
Stockholm, Sweden

Skansen Open Air Museum

Sweden's "good old days" painstakingly re-created in a model village.
59.3244, 18.1013
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

Remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic
59.3280, 18.0914
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Metro Art Gallery

Stockholm's decidedly unique public transit system has doubled as the world's longest art gallery for decades
59.3289, 18.0649
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive
64.1353, -21.8952
Blue Lagoon
Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant
63.8801, -22.4494
San Francisco, California

Corporate Goddess Sculptures

Faceless white figures loom over the city from the rooftop
37.7928, -122.4043
Cabazon Dinosaurs. Dinny the Dinosaur.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

"World's biggest dinosaur" featured in Pee Wee's Big Adventure, now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen
33.9229, -116.7743
Jesus relaxing in the garden.
Yucca Valley, California

Desert Christ Park

On a barren hillside in the Yucca Valley, the slowly decaying Desert Christ Park has attracted pilgrims and kitsch hunters for over 50 years
34.1291, -116.4395
Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
Pioneertown, California

Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace

Weary travelers trekking through Joshua Tree have a music-filled, booze-soaked oasis to land before continuing through the desert
34.1566, -116.4931
"Pioneertown 1946".
Pioneertown, California

Pioneertown

A fake town founded by Western movie stars is now becoming a hip desert community.
34.1564, -116.4986
Lee R. Baxandall Bridge
Palm Springs, California

Lee R. Baxandall Bridge

The so-called "Bridge of Thighs" in Palm Springs allows nudists to discreetly cross the road
33.8442, -116.5456