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Flamingoes at Sunken Gardens.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Sunken Gardens

A luxuriant botanical garden below sea level.
27.7896, -82.6384
Modified tanks driving at Bovington.
Dorset, England

Bovington Tank Range

A popular day's outing in Bovington consists of watching military tank driving practice.
50.7128, -2.2476
The Eagle is among the best-known pubs in Cambridge.
Cambridge, England

The Eagle

The Cambridge pub where Francis Crick announced that he and James Watson had discovered the DNA double-helix.
52.2040, 0.1181
The Paddington Bear statue at Paddington station.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
51.5173, -0.1774
Peter Pan is the boy who never grows up.
London, England

Peter Pan Statue

A statue marks the exact spot where The Boy Who Never Grows Up made his first literary appearance.
51.5086, -0.1759
It is where canine couple Pongo and Perdita meet for the first time in the Disney classic '101 Dalmatians'.
London, England

Queen Mary's Garden

The rose garden in Regent's Park where Pongo and Perdita met for the first time in Disney's "101 Dalmatians."
51.5275, -0.1518
Cyclists on the causeway with Pilgrims Way marker pole in the background.
Northumberland, England

Pilgrims Way to Holy Island

Twice a day this ancient path disappears with the tides, leaving the Holy Island of Lindisfarne out to sea.
55.6778, -1.8750
Freud's psychoanalytic couch.
London, England

Freud Museum London

The pioneer of psychoanalysis spent the final year of his life here, still seeing patients on that famous couch.
51.5483, -0.1775
The Mouth of Truth
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

The yawning maw of this pagan visage is said to bite off the hands of liars.
41.8888, 12.4816
Jeannot's Floor
Paris, France

Jeannot's Floor

The floorboard scrawling of a tragic madman is on public display outside a Paris hospital, much to the dismay of its opponents.
48.8304, 2.3383
Fresco ceilings
Albi, France

Albi Cathedral

A medieval church with largest and oldest collection of Renaissance frescoes in France.
43.9285, 2.1426
Main Fourvière theatre.
Lyon, France

Ancient Roman Theaters of Lyon

Lyon, France is home to two remarkably preserved Roman theaters, one dating back to 15 BCE.
45.7598, 4.8199
Tomb of Richard I of England (front) and Isabella of Angoulême (back)
Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, France

Fontevraud Abbey

Guests can stay at a hotel in the former French abbey where lie the tombs of King Henry II and King Richard the Lionheart.
47.1811, 0.0523
Christ's entombment from the Isenheim Altarpiece.
Colmar, France

The Isenheim Altarpiece

This unusual piece of Renaissance art depicting the bodily horror of crucifixion and skin disease may have been inspired by fungus-induced hallucinations.
48.0796, 7.3554
Cheval de frise on the west side of Dún Aonghasa
Galway, Ireland

Dun Aonghasa

An Iron Age fort on the edge of a seaside cliff offers a glimpse into an ancient, mystical world.
53.1258, -9.7681
Galway, Ireland

The Dry Stone Walls of the Aran Islands

Mortarless walls that stretch for miles are a lovely solution for creating grazing land in the harsh terrain of the Aran Islands.
53.0573, -9.5318
Rocks dispersed among greenery.
Corofin, Ireland

The Burren

A hugely vast Irish landscape of barren rock that stretches for miles.
53.0078, -9.0021
Oscar Wilde Statue in Merrion Square Park, across the street from his childhood home
Dublin, Ireland

Statue of Oscar Wilde

The comedy and tragedy of Oscar Wilde is preserved in a Dublin park, captured in a sculpture of colorful stone
53.3408, -6.2506
St. Laurence O'Toole's heart, encased in wood
Dublin, Ireland

Oddities of Christ Church Cathedral

The mummified heart of a saint beats in the basement - or did, until someone took it
53.3433, -6.2716
The statue to Phil Lynott, outside of Bruxelles pub
Dublin, Ireland

Phil Lynott Statue

A statue in the center of Dublin dedicated to one of their favorite sons of rock & roll
53.3413, -6.2607
Baby coffin
Berlin, Germany

Hohenzollern Crypt in the Berlin Cathedral

Beneath the impressive baroque cathedral that rises from the center of Berlin lies the largest collection of Prussian royals in the world.
52.5192, 13.4011
Prats-de-Mollo-la-Preste, France

Fêtes de l’Ours (Festival of the Bears)

Take black faced bears with giant clubs, white faced barbers wielding axes, hunters armed with shotguns, and mix in a lot of drinking.
42.4071, 2.4814
Le Château de Salses
Salses-le-Château, France

Château de Salses

This castle-fortress is a living example of the transition from medieval defenses to modern fortifications
42.8396, 2.9182
Climbing up to the Château Edmond de Rothschild
Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Château Edmond de Rothschild

This crumbling, graffiti-covered mansion sits tantalizingly within reach of the proletariat who frequent a French public park
48.8332, 2.2360