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'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.
Manchester, England

Gnome Island

Since 2017, the remains of Stretford's industrial past have been occupied by a collection of gnomes.
Canet de Mar, Spain

Castell de Santa Florentina

Built on the foundations of an ancient Roman villa, the unique architecture of this castle on the Catalan coast was used as a set for 'Game of Thrones.'
Columbus, Texas

Santa Claus Museum

An entire home filled with over 3,000 pieces of Santa memorabilia in glass cases, walls, on Christmas trees, and even in the bathroom.
Melbourne, Australia

Mabu Mabu Big Esso

Featuring Torres Strait Islander cuisine and Australia's first indigenous bar.
Windsor, Australia

Artist's Lane

This previously dilapidated alleyway has been transformed into one of Melbourne's finest hidden art locations.
Nienhagen, Germany

Gespensterwald (Ghost Forest)

Twisted trees shaped by coastal winds make this woodland look like something from a spooky story.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'The Next Big Thing . . . is a Series of Little Things'

A public art piece that barely gets recognized, but then that might be the point.
Cergy, France

'Axe Majeur' ('Major Axis')

This massive sculptural work outside of Paris was four decades in the making—and it's still not quite complete.
Ardchattan, Scotland

Ardchattan Priory

A private home envelops the ruins of this 13th-century priory.
Clarksburg, Maryland

Kingsley Schoolhouse

A well-worn trail through thick woods in northern Montgomery County leads to an old schoolhouse.
Lassodie, Scotland

St. Ninian's Fife Earth Project

The half-finished remains of what would have been Scotland’s biggest piece of landscape art.
Melbourne, Australia

Speakers' Corner

From the late 19th century until the 1960s, these stone-lined "stumps" were a popular place for people to air their views on local and international issues.