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Medb's Cairn
Sligo, Ireland

Medb's Cairn

This 30-foot pile of rocks may be the grave of a mythological Irish queen
54.2589, -8.5739
The abandoned Village
Mayo, Ireland

Slievemore's deserted stone village

Achill's most recently abandoned village dates back to to the Age of Enlightenment
53.9639, -10.0030
Barracks ruins
Ireland

Fort Dunree

A retired military stronghold on the rolling green coast of Donegal
55.1347, -7.4534
The huge Philosophical Hall
Prague, Czechia

Strahov Monastery

Two stunning 17th-century libraries and a cabinet of curiosities
50.0867, 14.3894
Prague, Czechia

Jan Palach Memorial

Monument to a suicide protesting the Soviet invasion.
50.0795, 14.4306
The Lennon Wall.
Prague, Czechia

Lennon Wall

Despite attempts by local police to discourage it, Beatles-inspired graffiti has been a means for artists to air grievances for decades.
50.0862, 14.4073
Exterior of the Old New Synagogue.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague
50.0901, 14.4186
Mummified Thief's Arm
Prague, Czechia

The Thief's Arm at Kostel Sv. Jakuba Vetsiho

A 400-year old mummified arm dangles from the ceiling of St. James the Greater, serving as a warning to thieves
50.0884, 14.4246
Wall detail
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons
49.9482, 15.2676
San Gimignano, Italy

Towers of San Gimignano

These medieval skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this small Tuscan town.
43.4676, 11.0431
Bologna, Italy

Saint Catherine of Bologna

The mummified relic of St. Catherine sits forever on a golden throne
44.4891, 11.3398
Bologna, Italy

Relics in the Basilica of San Domenico

A diverse collection of wax, bone, papier-maché and mummified relics
44.4896, 11.3435
View from across Piazza San Marco.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower - Torre dell'Orologio

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece
45.4347, 12.3389
Lacus Curtius in the Roman Forum
Rome, Italy

Lacus Curtius

A mysterious chasm in the heart of the ancient Roman Forum, the Lacus Curtius was once believed to be a gateway to hell
41.8925, 12.4853
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s
50.0870, 14.4208
Mount Tremper, New York

Kaatskill Kaleidoscope

The world's largest kaleidoscope, designed by a 1960s psychedelic artist
42.0441, -74.2836
An unidentified man sitting in front of the Cruger Island "ruins", probably in the early decades of the 20th century
Redhook, New York

Mayan Ruins on the Hudson

For over 80 years, Mayan ruins stood proudly in a most unlikely location
42.0320, -73.9287
The Vanderbilt mansion in Hyde Park NY
Hyde Park, New York

The Hyde Park Vanderbilt Mansion

"A hideous albatross in the Hudson River Valley"
41.7969, -73.9426
The Olana mansion.
Hudson, New York

Olana

The Hudson River School comes alive at this palatial estate
42.2171, -73.8293
Wappingers Falls, New York

New Hamburg's Curious Guests

Trio of female dolls rotate positions and outfits daily at this strange historic home
41.5876, -73.9488
Bannerman's Island Arsenal
Beacon, New York

Bannerman's Castle

Collapsing castle on the Hudson river was once the storage site of military surplus business
41.4553, -73.9889