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The Giant of Rotterdam.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Giant Of Rotterdam

A statue of the second-tallest Dutchman in history.
51.9205, 4.4698
Denkzeichen Georg Elser.
Berlin, Germany

Denkzeichen Georg Elser

A monument to the man who almost killed Hitler.
52.5125, 13.3827
Béla Lugosi.
Budapest, Hungary

Béla Lugosi Bust at Vajdahunyad Castle

Late at night, the bust of the "Dracula" actor was snuck onto the facade of this Budapest castle.
47.5144, 19.0833
Senate side.
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Bollards

The 5.5-mile ring of steel posts around the Capitol Building is one of the largest (and most uniform) of its kind in the world.
38.8898, -77.0060
Bankhead
Bankhead, Canada

Bankhead Ghost Town

The ruins of the "20-year town" lay out among the mountains of Alberta.
51.2296, -115.5241
A brutalist fountain at Freeway Park.
Seattle, Washington

Freeway Park

The first park to ever be built over a freeway was a brutalist masterwork.
47.6091, -122.3324
Giants.
Vancouver, Canada

'Giants' on Granville Island Silos

The colorful, smiling concrete silos of Vancouver.
49.2709, -123.1335
Detail of the Lhakhang
El Paso, Texas

Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit

A Bhutanese temple gifted from the isolated Himalayan kingdom is now a surprising cultural gem in El Paso.
31.7707, -106.5051
The tomb of Carlos Gardel.
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cementerio de la Chacarita

A vast necropolis where you'll find the elaborate mausoleums of Argentinian tango stars.
-34.5906, -58.4610
The courtyard of Nakhal Fort.
Nakhl, Oman

Nakhal Fort

An imposing Omani fortress surrounded by date palm trees.
23.3947, 57.8287
The tallest one on the right side is Eisenhower Tower
Eldon, Canada

Eisenhower Tower

Canada’s surprisingly controversial monument to Dwight Eisenhower.
51.3517, -115.9642
Vajdahunyad Castle
Budapest, Hungary

Vajdahunyad Castle

This Hungarian castle was built out of cardboard and wood until it proved so popular that it got upgraded to stone.
47.5157, 19.0821
For Sale Pub
Budapest, Hungary

For Sale Pub

This Budapest bar allows drinkers to leave their mark on the walls, floor, and even ceiling.
47.4875, 19.0585
Orlando Towers
Soweto, South Africa

Orlando Towers

Two giant painted cooling towers make for one of the world’s most epic bungee jumps.
-26.2543, 27.9266
The view from the Top of Africa.
Johannesburg, South Africa

Top of Africa

One of the tallest buildings in Africa provides a great view of Johannesburg's unique geography.
-26.2056, 28.0467
Neighbourgoods Market, Braamfontein Precinct, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa

Neighbourgoods Market

A growing popular hipster market with over 100 local specialties and live music.
-26.1941, 28.0351
A street performer on Las Ramblas.
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.
41.3812, 2.1733
The Ludwigshöhe
Darmstadt, Germany

The Ludwigshöhe

A former Nazi lookout tower with a magnificent view of the Rhineland.
49.8430, 8.6602
The Maeslantkering closed
Hoek van Holland, Netherlands

Maeslantkering

This enormous storm barrier is one of the largest moving structures on Earth, with each arm taller than the Washington Monument.
51.9573, 4.1679
Berlin, Germany

Soviet Graffiti in the Reichstag

The walls of Germany's Parliament still show the scars of the Red Army takeover in World War II.
52.5186, 13.3759
Preparations for the Brocken Experiment, June 18th 1932
Wernigerode, Germany

The Brocken

On the highest peak in the Harz Mountains, science and the occult faced off in a failed attempt to turn a goat into a boy.
51.7994, 10.6130
It was commissioned by King Carol I was captivated by the scenic locale.
Sinaia, Romania

Peles Castle

This elaborately decorated, fairytale-like Romanian royal palace is one of the most striking castles in Europe.
45.3599, 25.5427
Statue of Franz Kafka with headphones for size comparison.
Prague, Czechia

Statue of Franz Kafka

A surreal statue honoring Prague's favorite literary son.
50.0901, 14.4207
Christ's entombment from the Isenheim Altarpiece.
Colmar, France

The Isenheim Altarpiece

This unusual piece of Renaissance art depicting the bodily horror of crucifixion and skin disease may have been inspired by fungus-induced hallucinations.
48.0796, 7.3554