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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Observatory

The city’s oldest gateway to the galaxy lies at the entrance to the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Melbourne, Australia

La Trobe's Cottage

The former home of Victoria's first Lieutenant-Governor.
Yallabatharra, Australia

Hutt Lagoon

A massive concentration of algae is responsible for this lake's pink hue.
Cervantes, Australia

The Pinnacles

Alien rock formations grown from the sands of an Australian national park.
North Fremantle, Australia

Dingo Flour Sign

Visible from both land and sea.
Perth, Australia

The Perth Mint

This Western Australian mint was established during the height of the Australian gold rush.
Hyden, Australia

Wave Rock

This gracefully curving formation looks like a massive wave that was suddenly turned to stone.
Kulin, Australia

Tin Horse Highway

There's a lot of horsing around on this lonely stretch of Australian highway.
Ballandean, Australia

Ballandean Pyramid

A huge stone pyramid built for fun.
Brisbane, Australia

Queensland Police Museum

It's home to the taxidermy remains of Peter, the dog who helped convict a murderer.
Brisbane, Australia

Streets Beach

Brisbane's manmade urban beach has enough water to fill five Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Woombye, Australia

The Big Pineapple

A giant Australian fruit and tropical farm.
Kilcoy, Australia

Kilcoy

This small Australian town is considered home to the "Yowie" or the Aussie Big Foot.
Araluen, Australia

Gympie Bone Museum

Australia's first and only museum dedicated exclusively to bones.
Fraser Island, Australia

Lake McKenzie

The only pollutant in the clear blue water is sunscreen.
The Caves, Australia

Capricorn Caves

A wonder of natural limestone formations etched by millions of years of natural interaction between rainfall and rock and air.
Whitsundays, Australia

Whitehaven Beach

A small, but award-winning beach known for its literally spotless reputation.
Emerald, Australia

The Big Easel

An oversized Van Gogh reproduction is one of three massive sunflower paintings across the globe.
Denver, Colorado

Linger Eatuary

Once a mortuary that held the remains of Buffalo Bill, this Denver hotspot is now a death-fixated restaurant.
Denver, Colorado

My Brother's Bar

Neal Cassady may still have an open tab at one of Denver's oldest watering holes.
Denver, Colorado

Ralph Carr Memorial, Sakura Square

In a small Japanese garden off a busy Denver street, a memorial to a brave, principled politician.
Denver, Colorado

Daniels and Fisher Tower

A focal point of in Denver’s skyline for over a century, inspired by a Venetian basilica.
Denver, Colorado

The Miller Building

This was once the home of Gahan's Saloon, Denver's most storied speakeasy.
Denver, Colorado

Denver Omelet Plaque

This sidewalk tribute honors Colorado's great culinary creation.