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McCord Park's Komodo Dragon
Though it's unclear why it's there, the lifelike sculpture of the giant lizard is oddly charming.
Added by CobraBoxProductions
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Balloch Park Fairy Trail
A local tree surgeon has created a whimsical walk full of carved tree stumps near Scotland's Loch Lomond.
Added by angellj1976
Mont Saint-Michel de Brasparts
An isolated 17th-century chapel on a remarkable site once dedicated to Celtic sun worship.
Added by tomak
Fairytale Castle of Agrili
A magical, if a bit tacky, 1960s castle conjures up medieval fairytales and Greek mythology.
Added by explorabilia
game of thrones
Here Be Dragons
Five real places to see the winged legends of medieval Europe.
July 13, 2017
The medieval "dragon" on an Austrian city's coat-of-arms comes to life in a fountain.
Added by Michael Inscoe
Eskilstuna N, Sweden
Sigurdsristningen (Ramsund Carving)
Stone carvings record the Norse myth of Sigurd, providing a glimpse into Scandinavia's transition from paganism to Christianity.
Added by Ehnfors
Furth im Wald, Germany
Each year, Germany's "City of Dragons" slays the world's largest walking robot.
Added by pieofthemonth
Danse de la Fontaine Emergente
This Parisian fountain is a little bit fantasy and a little bit nightclub.
Added by beckybodnar
The Bones of the Wawel Dragon
Real bones which are said to have belonged to a Polish dragon.
Added by TravelTourist
Takoma Park, Maryland
Herlong the Carved Dragon
A benevolent, 16-foot-tall river dragon lives on a suburban lawn.
Added by relizh
Wawel Dragon's Den
This Polish cave has housed a dragon, a brothel, and an enduring legend.
Added by alimawanderlust83
FOUND: A 14th-Century Golden Dragon Ring
July 13, 2015
Zuoying District, Taiwan
Lotus Lake Taoist Complex
This collection of lakeside pagodas and temples are flanked by giant lions, tigers, and dragons as well as their welcoming maws.
Added by solivier
This temple to the sturm and drang of Richard Wagner contains a dragon's cave and reptile zoo full of living "dragons."
Added by immervorwaerts
The Dragon Rib of Atessa
A preserved dragon's rib that remembers the legend of the founding of the city of Atessa.
Added by Luke Cata
Jeremy Rochman Memorial Park
In the loving memory of a tragically deceased role-player this Illinois park is decked out with both dungeons and dragons.
Added by wolvercote66
Hòa Thuận Đông, Vietnam
Fire-Breathing Dragon Bridge
This bridge is embedded with a giant steel dragon that breathes fire from its mouth.
Added by Allison
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