Strange places

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Ospedale delle Bambole (209)
Ospedale delle Bambole (209)

Places among the strangest around the world.

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Abensberg

Abensberg (1) Hundertwasser Tower
Abensberg (1)Hundertwasser Tower
48° 49′ 0″ N, 11° 50′ 32″ E

Abensberg is a town in the Lower Bavarian district of Kelheim, lying around 30 km south-west of Regensburg, 40 km east of Ingolstadt, 50 km north-west of Landshut and 100 km north of Munich. It is situated on the Abens River, a tributary of the…

Bomarzo

Parco dei Mostri (1)
Parco dei Mostri (1)
42° 29′ 30″ N, 12° 14′ 51″ E

The Parco dei Mostri in the Sacro Bosco close to Bomarzowas created between 1522 and 1580 by Duke Vicino Orsini. The park of Bomarzo was intended not to please, but to astonish. The sphinx at the entrance of the Park of the Monsters is the work of…

Craco

Craco (1)
Craco (1)
40° 22′ 41″ N, 16° 26′ 25″ E

Craco, an abandoned Italian village located in the region of Basilicata and the province of Matera, was called the area “Grachium” which means “from the little ploughed field”. Tombs were found suggesting the settlement dates back to the 8th

Garden of Tarot

Garden of Tarot (1)
Garden of Tarot (1)
42° 25′ 26″ N, 11° 28′ 11″ E

Il Giardino dei Tarocchi or The Garden of Tarot is a sculpture garden based on the esoteric tarot created during the late 1970s by Niki de Saint Phalle in Garavicchio, province of Grosseto, Tuscany. Influenced by Gaudí’s Parc Güell in Barcelona,…

Isola del Giglio

Isola del Giglio (1)
Isola del Giglio (1)
42° 21′ 34″ N, 10° 55′ 15″ E

Isola del Giglio is an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea (one of seven that form the Tuscan Archipelago, lying within the Arcipelago Toscano National Park), and is part of the province of Grosseto. The island is separated by a 16 km of sea from…

La Scarzuola

La Scarzuola (1)
La Scarzuola (1)
42° 53′ 55″ N, 12° 9′ 10″ E

Near the small town of Montegiove are the Franciscan Monastery and the gardens of La Scarzuola. The convent was founded by St Francis in 1218 and is situated in a wooded area. The church has an interesting fresco; it is one of the earliest…

Maxhütte (Sulzbach-Rosenberg)

Maxhütte (Sulzbach-Rosenberg) (7)
Maxhütte (Sulzbach-Rosenberg) (7)
49° 29′ 16″ N, 11° 46′ 8″ E

The Maxhütte, named after the Bavarian King Maximilian II Joseph, was a traditional steel mill and is today an industrial monument in Sulzbach-Rosenberg. In its heyday, the Maxhütte employed over 9000 people. The company had branches in…

Ospedale delle Bambole

Ospedale delle Bambole (1)
Ospedale delle Bambole (1)
41° 54′ 31″ N, 12° 28′ 34″ E

The Restauri Artistici Squatriti, 29 Via Ripetta at the coner to Via del Vantaggio in Rome, known to Romans as the “Ospedale delle Bambole”, or the “Dolls’ Hospital”, is the place where Federico Squatrito and his mother Gelsomina nurse ailing…

Pizzo

Pizzo (1)
Pizzo (1)
38° 44′ 32″ N, 16° 10′ 28″ E

Pizzo is a seaport in the province of Vibo Valentia, situated on a steep cliff overlooking the Gulf of Santa Eufemia. Fishing is one of the main activities, including that of tunny and coral. Pizzo is famous for its Tartufo, a large ball of ice…

Trash People

Trash People (1)
Trash People (1)
41° 54′ 38″ N, 12° 28′ 35″ E

Trash People: The one thousand life-sized Trash People started their trip around the world in 1996 in Xanten. They stopped in Paris (1999), Moscow (1999), Beijing and the Great Chinese Wall (2001), Cairo and Giza (2002), Zermatt (2003), Kilkenny…

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