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Freaks of Nature
Austin, Texas

Museum of the Weird

Continuing the tradition of the dime museum in style.
30.2670, -97.7387
The two Frost Bank logos make up the eyes of the "Owl Building."
Austin, Texas

Frost Bank Tower

Locals dubbed it the "Owl Building" because of its bird-like appearance.
30.2664, -97.7428
View of the "books."
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Library's Giant Bookshelf

Community bookshelf of 25-foot-tall book spines.
39.1023, -94.5839
Crown Fountain
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
41.8816, -87.6242
The GPO at night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin General Post Office

The modern birthplace of Irish freedom.
53.3493, -6.2611
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.
53.3440, -6.2567
The Round Tower of Glendalough
Wicklow, Ireland

The Round Tower of Glendalough

This ancient Irish tower could easily have stood in for Rapunzel's prison.
53.0120, -6.3298
St. Laurence O'Toole's heart, encased in wood
Dublin, Ireland

Oddities of Christ Church Cathedral

The mummified heart of a saint beats in the basement - or did, until someone took it.
53.3433, -6.2716
Riga, Latvia

Art Nouveau in Riga

Flamboyant architecture from the turn of 20th century.
56.9595, 24.1088
The Three Brothers.
Riga, Latvia

The Three Brothers

The oldest housing complex in Riga is a mini timeline of architectural trends.
56.9504, 24.1044
The replica of the of Big Christopher statue.
Riga, Latvia

Big Christopher

The statue of a legendary giant who carried Christ and shouldered the world's sins.
56.9497, 24.0980
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Peacock Clock

An over 200-year-old timepiece-automaton adorned with golden mechanical birds, which still sing to this day.
59.9398, 30.3146
Stockholm, Sweden

Vasa Museum

Remains of a 17th-century version of the Titanic.
59.3280, 18.0914
Rag and Bone
Stockholm, Sweden

Rag and Bone

This homeless brass fox tugs at your heartstrings from the foot of a Stockholm bridge.
59.3284, 18.0667
Skansen
Stockholm, Sweden

Skansen Open Air Museum

Sweden's "good old days" painstakingly re-created in a model village.
59.3244, 18.1013
Tsarskoye Selo
Pushkin, Russia

The Amber Room

An 18th century wonder of the world, lost in WWII, re-created at the Catherine Palace.
59.7173, 30.3942
Booktower Rotunda
Helsinki, Finland

The National Library of Finland

Architecturally stunning library serves as the hub of Finnish scholarly life and culture.
60.1704, 24.9507
Helsinki, Finland

Temppeliaukio Church

A subterranean house of worship carved right out of the bedrock.
60.1730, 24.9250
Kamppi Chapel
Helsinki, Finland

Kamppi Chapel

An alien church provides much needed silence in the midst of a Finland shopping center.
60.1694, 24.9360
Tallinn, Estonia

Old Thomas

The Guardian of Tallinn.
59.4371, 24.7455
Epitaphs of Cathedral of Saint Mary
Tallinn, Estonia

Epitaphs of The Cathedral of Saint Mary

The oldest church in the Estonian capital is home to over 100 fantastical cemetery coats-of-arms.
59.4370, 24.7391
Riga, Latvia

Black Cat of Riga

A black cat protests the City Guild in Riga's Old Town.
56.9501, 24.1084
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.
51.5029, -0.1301
"Time for Fun", Key West, Florida
Key West, Florida

Time for Fun

This statue inspired by Renoir's famous painting embodies the jovial spirit of Key West.
24.5584, -81.8068