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Paris, France

La Promenade Plantée

The first green space constructed on an elevated viaduct.
Paris, France

Erotic Erosion: The Recumbent Effigy of Victor Noir

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

Montparnasse Cemetery

A Parisian cemetery where the elite and artistic are interred beneath an eccentric collection of tombs.
Paris, France

Gustave Eiffel's Secret Apartment

High atop the Eiffel Tower is a small apartment built exclusively to entertain the science elite and make the rest of Paris jealous.
Paris, France

Rue Crémieux

This charming cobbled backstreet is the most Instagramable street in Paris, much to the resident's annoyance.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
Paris, France

Georges Méliès's Grave

The final resting place of the "father of special effects."
Paris, France

Lines of Cremains at Père Lachaise Cemetery

Stripes of human ashes cover a back lawn in the most sought-after burial grounds in Paris.
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
Paris, France

Museum of the History of Medicine

One of the oldest medical collections in Europe focusing on rare surgical instruments.
Paris, France

La Conciergerie

This former “ante-chamber to the guillotine” has been refurbished to illustrate the brutal history of French justice.
Paris, France

Grande Galerie de l'Évolution

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

The Room of Endangered and Extinct Species

A haunting collection of the vanished and disappearing natural world.
Paris, France

The Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital

Pitié-Salpêtrière was the dumping grounds for women who received the dreaded diagnosis of "hysterical."
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.
Paris, France

Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy

This museum houses an imposing skeleton army comprised of creatures great and small.
Staunton, Virginia

Camera Heritage Museum

Developed by focused shutterbugs, this museum exposes visitors to more than 6,000 different cameras.
Staunton, Virginia

Abandoned DeJarnette Sanitarium

A former mental hospital founded in the 1930s by a eugenicist who advocated for the forced sterilization of patients.
Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument Lightning Rod

The monument's pointy aluminum tip has been melted down by repeated lightning strikes.
Kensington, Maryland

Washington, D.C. Mormon Temple

The tallest Mormon temple in the world soars above the Beltway.
Silver Spring, Maryland

National Museum of Health and Medicine

An astounding collection of medical specimens, including bits of President Lincoln.
Cambridge, Ohio

Dickens Victorian Village

Hundreds of 19th-century characters descend upon an Ohio town every autumn.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allegheny County Belt System

Color-coded signs direct drivers on a network of routes designed to avoid Pittsburgh traffic.