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The Farnsworth House in Plano, IL during the winter of 1971
Plano, Illinois

The Farnsworth House

Tour the luxe "glass cage" that inspired and unnerved the architecture world upon its debut
41.6350, -88.5357
The illusive (and mythical) Piasa Bird
Alton, Illinois

Piasa Bird

A mythical bird etched into the face of a rock doubles as the mascot for a nearby school
38.8982, -90.1991
A small part of the Funk collection.
Shirley, Illinois

Funk Gem and Mineral Museum

Eclectic collection of rare and beautiful stones in an historic home
40.4108, -89.0596
Paul Bunyon
Atlanta, Illinois

Paul Bunyon

While he no longer has an eatery to give him context, this off-brand Paul Bunyan still holds his giant hot dog with pride
40.2452, -89.2657
Stones for the guilotine
Paris, France

Remnants of the Paris Guillotine

Indents in the pavement are all that remain from a grisly death machine in Paris
48.8589, 2.3853
The oval reading room at the Bibliothèque nationale.
Paris, France

Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France)

This massive library holds what was once largest book collection in the world.
48.8679, 2.3395
Paris Point Zero
Paris, France

Paris Point Zero

The very center of Paris is surrounded by a bevy of strange good luck rituals.
48.8534, 2.3482
Paris, France

The Gravestone Courtyard

Walk upon the mementos of the dead in this Parisian courtyard paved with medieval tombstones
48.8543, 2.3502
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts
48.8566, 2.3522
The courtyard Palace entrance, from which guided tours start
Üsküdar, Turkey

Beylerbeyi Palace

This former Imperial summer home was the venue for a royal slap that once echoed 'round the world
41.0430, 29.0400
Turkey

Kaiser Wilhelm Fountain

A fountain standing as a testament to a doomed alliance
41.0071, 28.9767
Serpent column with the Obelisk of Theodosius in the background.
Turkey

Serpent Column

Ancient serpentine sacrifice holder that has stood the test of time
41.0056, 28.9751
Inside the tomb of Sultan Selim II
Turkey

Tombs of the Sultans at Hagia Sophia

Five sultans and their families rest in eternal splendor, teeming with overlooked beauty and drama
41.0086, 28.9802
Obelisk of Theodosius
Turkey

Obelisk of Theodosius

This remarkably well-preserved Egyptian plinth is pretty well traveled for a giant piece of stone
41.0059, 28.9754
Tarr Steps
England

Tarr Steps

This ancient bridge made of stone slabs is said to be reserved for the devil to sunbathe
51.0771, -3.6177
Cheddar gorge and caves.
Cheddar, England

The Cheddar Man and Cannibals Museum

Museum about life, death, and cannibalism in the Stone Age
51.2819, -2.7659
Old Harry Rocks
Dorset, England

Old Harry Rocks

65 million-year-old chalk outcroppings mark the end of the Jurassic Coast.
50.6426, -1.9228
Montreal, Canada

Notre Dame Basilica

A grand Gothic Revival basilica with stained glass depictions of Montreal's religious history has only one soul resting in its crypt
45.5087, -73.5540
Montreal, Canada

Redpath Museum

One of Canada's oldest museums, the beautiful Redpath has been serving up Natural History and Ethnography since 1882
45.5046, -73.5778
Montreal, Canada

McPherson and Rutherford Physics Collections

Two adjoining collections of 19th-20th century physics apparatuses and instruments
45.5070, -73.5787
San Andrés Cholula, Mexico

Church of Santa María Tonantzintla

An indigenous take on European design creates a stunning visual overload
19.0298, -98.3197
Victoria Beach's Pirate Tower
Laguna Beach, California

Victoria Beach's Pirate Tower

This strange seaside tower got its name from a wealthy eccentric who would hide coins among its stones
33.5422, -117.7831
Anaheim, California

Brookhurst Community Park

A surreal, Gaudi-inspired play space near an Anaheim community center.
33.8415, -117.9619
Huntington Beach, California

International Surfing Museum

Museum dedicated to the preservation of surf culture
33.6592, -118.0009