Total Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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New York, New York

Shrine of Saint Frances Cabrini

The mummified relics of an American missionary
40.8582, -73.9354
Santa Muerte
Mexico City, Mexico

Santuario Nacional del Angel de la Santa Muerte

A church dedicated to the Mexican skeleton saint
19.4361, -99.1221
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
48.8578, 2.3374
Century-old rats
Paris, France

Julien Aurouze and Co.

A Parisian exterminator's shop whose storefront displays stuffed rats hanging from traps
48.8598, 2.3467
Paris, France

The Gravestone Courtyard

Walk upon the mementos of the dead in this Parisian courtyard paved with medieval tombstones
48.8543, 2.3502
Paris, France

Musée Dupuytren

Weird wax anatomical models reside here, as do other anatomical specimens
48.8508, 2.3412
"The Lady and the Unicorn" tapestry
Paris, France

Musée de Cluny

Medieval museum built over Roman baths that features famous tapestries of a lady and a unicorn
48.8472, 2.3444
Paris, France

Arènes de Lutèce

Remains of Roman amphitheater hidden in a sleepy quarter of Paris
48.8450, 2.3530
Grande Galerie de l'Évolution
Paris, France

Grande Galerie de l'Évolution

Natural history museum celebrating biodiversity with a parade of taxidermy animals
48.8417, 2.3564
Paris, France

Lion of The Botanical Gardens

A majestic lion statue guards this Parisian botanical garden, and feeds on an unsettling item
48.8425, 2.3557
Carousel of Extinct and Endangered Animals
Paris, France

Carousel of Extinct and Endangered Animals

Known as the "Dodo Manège," this carousel features a herd of animals that have disappeared — or may be gone soon
48.8440, 2.3596
La Isla de las Muñecas
Mexico City, Mexico

La Isla de las Muñecas (Island of the Dolls)

An island filled with hundreds of hanging, decomposing, decapitated dolls.
19.2908, -99.0986
Paris, France

Rotary Love Hotel

A Belle Epoque bordello turned into a themed love hotel
48.8818, 2.3285
Le Musee des Moulages
Paris, France

Le Musee des Moulages

A unrivaled and rather horrifying collection of wax dermatological models
48.8735, 2.3698
Paris, France

Le Droit Humain Masonic Lodge

The historic Masonic Lodge in which the first-ever female Mason was initiated
48.8322, 2.3556
Paris, France

Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse

A popular shrine where the Blessed Virgin allegedly appeared in 1830, displaying a holy armchair and two incorruptible remains of Lady Saints
48.8509, 2.3233
Chartres, France

Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral

The famous winding walk at Chartres is surrounded in mystery and myth
48.4472, 1.4878
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New Haven, Connecticut

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale University's home for rare works, including the mysterious Voynich Manuscript
41.3115, -72.9271
Paris, France

Erotic Erosion: The Recumbent Effigy of Victor Noir

Victor Noir's effigy gets more action than the man himself ever did
48.8614, 2.3933
Paris, France

The Sausage Stained Glass of the Eglise Saint Eustache

With a history of slaughter, feast, and famine, remnants of the pork industry decorate this area--even its church
48.8636, 2.3452
Saint-Ouen, France

Pierre Bazalgues Macabre Antique Stand

Skeletons, medical artifacts, and other obscure and precious treasures all displayed in a wooden pharmacist's cabinet
48.9040, 2.3389
Docteur Pinel liberating the hysterical women from their chains - Tony Robert Fleury -  1805
Paris, France

The Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital

Pitié-Salpêtrière was the dumping grounds for women who received the dreaded diagnosis of "hysterical"
48.8385, 2.3610
Moulagenmuseum. (Press Photo)
Zurich, Switzerland

Moulagenmuseum

Museum dedicated to wax representations of disfiguring diseases
47.3805, 8.5486
Brooklyn, New York

Pencil Factory

Once part of a vast Pencil empire and where the first colored pencils were produced
40.7297, -73.9576