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Big Rig Jig. (Creative Commons)
Pershing, Nevada

Big Rig Jig

Temporary Burning Man sculpture made of two 18-wheelers.
40.5259, -119.0354
Skulls in the Manchester Museum
Manchester, England

Manchester Museum

19th century museum with an eclectic mix of curiosities, from Egyptian artifacts to items on archery history to the skull of the world's oldest horse.
53.4641, -2.2315
Over 100 selections baked fresh daily, including the Tex-Ass doughnut (center-right, for scale).
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
45.5227, -122.6732
Locks on the Pont des Arts
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
48.8578, 2.3374
Bones from the former Magdeleine cemetery (La Ville Leveque Street numbers 1 and 2). Deposited in 1844 in the western ossuary (bone repository) and transferred to the catacombs in September 1859.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
48.8343, 2.3322
Detail of the central figure.
Prague, Czechia

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

Increasingly decayed figures stand as a powerful reminder of the human costs of Czech Communism.
50.0812, 14.4040
An overgrown path.
Prague, Czechia

Olšany Cemetery

Walk through Czech history in Prague's largest graveyard.
50.0785, 14.4669
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
Munich, Germany

Rathaus-Glockenspiel

Daily jousts and dancing barrel makers in Munich's mechanical clock.
48.1378, 11.5759
Florence, Italy

Fresco of John Hawkwood

In Florence's great Duomo, a 26 foot fresco honors a mercenary famous for attacking Florence.
43.7735, 11.2566
Il Porcellino
Florence, Italy

Il Porcellino

This bronze boar's snout has been rubbed to a golden sheen by visitors seeking good fortune.
43.7699, 11.2542
Artists display their wares along Caminito.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Caminito

A bright little alley in La Boca is a part of tango history.
-34.6393, -58.3627
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Recoleta Cemetery

Buenos Aires' city of the dead contains some very famous remains, including Eva Perón.
-34.5886, -58.3925
(Wikimedia Commons)
Munich, Germany

Eisbachwelle

Go surfing on this urban wave, "hacked" by local surfers.
48.1435, 11.5877
Installation by Miquel Barceló
Palma, Spain

Miquel Barceló Installation in the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Palma

A contemporary art installation housed within a Gothic cathedral.
39.5691, 2.6479
Lisbon, Portugal

Carmo Convent Ruins

Legacy of the earthquake that nearly wiped Lisbon off the face of the Earth.
38.7121, -9.1404
Standing in the middle of Almendres Cromlech
Évora, Portugal

Almendres Cromlech

"Portugual's Stonehenge" is made up of nut-like stones aligned with the heavens.
38.5575, -8.0611
(Flickr/Turismo de Sevilla)
Seville, Spain

Metropol Parasol

The world's largest wooden structure.
37.3932, -5.9922
Items for sale in a blue alley in Chefchaouen. (magda-maciek/Flickr)
Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen

Founded as a refugee camp, now a popular tourist spot.
35.1714, -5.2697
Merzouga, Morocco

Erg Chebbi

God's Saharan sandbox of wrath.
31.0992, -4.0117
Inside the Todra Gorge
Province de Tinghir, Morocco

Todra Gorge

One of the most spectacular canyons in the world.
31.5902, -5.5946
Fès-  Fès-el-Bâli medina
Fez, Morocco

Fes el-Bali

Thousands of narrow alleyways in an ancient medieval city make up what's believed to be the world's largest car-free urban zone.
34.0619, -4.9778
Personal gadgets for sale in Akihabara around 2008.
Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Electric Town

Once a black market electronics marketplace, now an otaku shopper's paradise.
35.6989, 139.7699
Parents of deceased children place colorful "bibs" on Jizo statues to show their gratitude for his protection in the afterlife.
Kyoto, Japan

Kiyomizu-Dera Temple

A shrine contains nearly 200 statues of the Buddhist deity Jizo, dressed in bibs by parents who have lost a child.
34.9949, 135.7850