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Bay Village, Ohio

Porter Creek Bridge Ruins

The overgrown remains of an old rail bridge rise above the valley like ancient Greek ruins.
Cleveland, Ohio

A Christmas Story House and Museum

The home made famous by the 1983 holiday classic is now a perfectly preserved shrine to the movie.
Alton, Illinois

Piasa Bird

A mythical bird etched into the face of a rock doubles as the mascot for a nearby school.
Saint Charles, Missouri

The Soda Museum & Arcade

A collection of soda memorabilia that spans decades.
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Erotic Museum

An unusual stroll through gentlemen's erotica demonstrates that pornography is timeless.
Barcelona, Spain

Street Performers of Las Ramblas

The iconic boulevard is the perfect place to catch sight of a bicycling skeleton, a levitating Satan, or a chef with his head stuck in a pizza.
Barcelona, Spain

The Giants of Santa Maria del Pi

The oldest giants in Catalonia are now displayed in a 14th-century Gothic church.
Barcelona, Spain

Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument)

A vista of the city and sea from atop the little-known viewing deck on an unassuming Columbus statue.
Rome, Italy

Palazzo Malta

Inside this building is another country within Rome, a sovereign entity without a physical territory.
Rome, Italy

Wheel of the Exposed

An unremarkable wooden wheel built into the side of one of Rome's oldest hospitals was part of a policy to reduce infant exposure.
Vatican City

Vatican City Walls

Historic fortifications form the boundary of Vatican City, but it’s not entirely surrounded by walls.
Vatican City

'Angels Unawares'

The first statue to be added to Saint Peter's Square in over 350 years is an ode to migrants and refugees around the world.
Vatican City

Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy.
Geneva, Switzerland

Repère Pierre du Niton

This stone in Lake Geneva was once the reference point used to determine altitude in Switzerland.
Geneva, Switzerland

L’horloge Fleurie (The Flower Clock)

The world's largest second-hand graces a clock surrounded by constantly changing flower beds. 
Montreux, Switzerland

Freddie Mercury Statue

This statue pays tribute to the iconic musician in the place where he recorded his final studio album.
Montreux, Switzerland

Mountain Studios

A permanent exhibition honors Queen, which recorded seven albums at the casino-based studio, including “Under Pressure” with David Bowie.
Geneva, Switzerland

Gravestone of Jorge Luis Borges

This famous writer's tombstone is a literary pilgrimage site that was publicly defiled by a rival.
Lausanne, Switzerland

The Births of the Full Moon

A constellation of golden cobblestones shows the names of local children born under a full moon.
Lucerne, Switzerland

Dance of Death Bridge

This historic covered bridge contains a series of macabre paintings that communicate one thing: everyone dies.
Vevey, Switzerland

La Fourchette (The Fork)

At 929 pounds and 26 feet tall, this stainless steel fork can only be used by the likes of King Kong.
Paris, France

The Duluc Detective Agency

Noirish green neon marks the location of one of the oldest private detective agencies in France.
Paris, France

Musée des Plans-Reliefs

The Sun King's military models, saved from the Louvre.
Paris, France

Napoleon's Angels

Twelve grave-faced marble angels guard the emperor's tomb at Les Invalides.