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Las Vegas, Nevada

Underground House

A luxurious doomsday bunker hidden beneath an unassuming Las Vegas home offers the best of subterranean suburbia.
Potsdam, Germany

Grave of the Potato King

If you visit the burial place of King Frederick the Great, you'll likely find a couple of potatoes sitting on his tombstone.
Rockville, Maryland

Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine

This one-room doctor's office has been moved twice, and now lives on as a museum.
Hampshire, England

Farnborough Airship Hangar Frame

The lasting remains of the Balloon Section of the British Armed Forces.
Tallinn, Estonia

'Lucky Chimney Sweeper'

Rubbing the buttons along this statue's coat is considered good luck.
Tokyo, Japan

Chirori the Therapy Dog

A touching statue dedicated to Japan's first therapy dog.
St Kilda, Australia

Luna Park Melbourne

Home to the oldest operating roller coaster in the Southern Hemisphere.
Houston, Texas

‘Moonwalker’

In Houston's airport, a cow is properly equipped to jump over the moon.
Andouillé-Neuville, France

Tomb of St. Lénard

This roadside shrine to an unofficial saint has welcomed the wishes and prayers of local believers for generations.
Carlow, Ireland

Delta Sensory Gardens

Follow lines from a W.B. Yeats poem through interconnecting gardens designed to appeal to each of your senses.
Las Vegas, Nevada

The First Telephone in Las Vegas

The so-called "Father of Las Vegas" had the city's first telephone installed in his office in 1907.
Florence, Texas

‘It’s Chaos, Be Kind’

A community-funded monument to kindness in the face of life's difficulties.
Qatar

'East-West/West-East'

Four steel monoliths stand in the Qatari desert, in a breathtaking work of large-scale art by Richard Serra.
Silver Spring, Maryland

Polychrome Historic District

These five Art Deco homes were meant to solve the "small house problem."
Toulon-sur-Arroux, France

Pont du Diable (Devil's Bridge)

A bridge that dates back to the 12th century is said to have made the devil very angry.
Mexico City, Mexico

Benjamín Carrión Statue

An ode to a chess-loving diplomat.
Mexico City, Mexico

Torre Insignia Carillon

The world's tallest carillon is located at the top of this skyscraper in Mexico City.
Verona, Italy

Sant'Anastasia Basilica

A gorgeous example of 13th-century Gothic architecture.
Zuidlaren, Netherlands

Berend Botje Statue

This monument pays homage to a classic Dutch tune.
Barcelona, Spain

Inquisition's Blazon

On the wall of this medieval square, a symbol of the Spanish Inquisition.
Aireys Inlet, Australia

Buckley's Bunyip

A tribute to one man's encounter with a frightening cryptid.
Misnébalam, Mexico

Misnébalam

According to legend, this hacienda was abandoned because of a curse.
Bristol, England

Henrietta Lacks Statue

A monument dedicated to the unrecognized Black "mother" of modern medicine.
Frederick, Maryland

Jug Bridge Monument

Rumors persist that a bottle of whiskey is sealed within this Demijohn-shaped adornment.