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Vancouver, British Columbia

'Girl in a Wetsuit'

What happens when a sculptor has to find a way around a 100-year-old copyright.
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

The yawning maw of this pagan visage is said to bite off the hands of liars.
Washington, D.C.

International Spy Museum

Home to items never before seen by the public.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Cijin Shell Gallery

This seaside museum boasts a colorful collection of over 3,000 shells, the largest in Taiwan.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Pier2 Art Center

A thriving community of Taiwanese art.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

The Dome of Light

The world’s largest work of glass art hides in this stunning Taiwanese subway station.
Kaohsiung City, 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.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Buddha's Tooth Relic

At a museum dedicated to the millenia-old rites and art of Buddhism, the Buddha's reputed tooth is held as an object of worship.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Guomao Community

High rises built to house displaced military personnel and their families form a unique cylindrical shape.
Oxford, England

Magdalen College Gargoyles

A cornucopia of gargoyles adorns the oldest portion of Oxford’s Magdalen College.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Shoyoen

This unique blend of Japanese and Western architecture provides a glimpse into the lives of the Japanese elites who once ruled Taiwan.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Cijin Tunnel

A Japanese-era military tunnel is now a psychedelic art exhibit.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

The British Consulate at Takow

This historic 19th-century building was the center of British trade and diplomacy in Taiwan.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Xiziwan Tunnel (Old Shoushan Cave)

A 100-year-old Japanese command center is now a unique underground university walkway with periodic exhibits.
Taipei City, Taiwan

Beitou Folk Arts Museum

A Japanese colonial-era hot springs hotel that has transformed into an art museum.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Arkansas Diner

Down-home Arkansas comfort food comes with a side of American pop culture kitsch.
Tainan City, Taiwan

Tomb of the Netherlander

Behind a 300-year-old temple hides a small tomb said to house the bones of 17th-century Dutch soldiers.
Tainan City, Taiwan

Sperm Whale Exhibition Hall

Nestled between the Sicao Green Tunnel and Dazhong Temple, an antiquated exhibition hall boasts the complete skeletons of mother and child sperm whales.
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Takao Railway Museum

A museum commemorates what was once the largest freight station in Taiwan.
Green Island, Taiwan

Youzihu

The ruins of a prehistoric village hide on a remote Taiwanese island.
Tainan City, Taiwan

Tainan Confucius Temple

The first Confucian temple in Taiwan, founded by the son of a pirate lord, doubled as the island's first state-sponsored school.
Green Island, Taiwan

Guanyin Cave

Hidden in a cave on a small Taiwanese island, a stalagmite reported to look like the bodhisattva Guanyin.
Green Island, Taiwan

Green Island Lighthouse

An American lighthouse stands on an island cliffside in Taiwan.
Tainan City, Taiwan

Suehiro Shrine at Hayashi Department Store

On the roof of the oldest department store in Tainan stands a Shinto shrine dating back to the 1930s.