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Los Alamos, New Mexico

Fuller Lodge Art Center

Once a dining hall for summer campers, this lodge was a popular haunt for nuclear physicists working on the Manhattan Project.
Yokohama, Japan

Bashamichi Station Concourse

Remnants of an old bank adorn this station's brick wall.
Chiyoda City, Japan

'WEB FRAME'

Designed by a computer, this intricate network of fluorescent green pipes has taken over a subway station.
Minato City, Japan

Roppongi Hills Street Furniture

This quirky collection of furniture also happens to be a public art installation.
Chiyoda City, Japan

Taira no Masakado's Grave

A shrine dedicated to a 10th-century samurai emperor, whose head is not buried on site (contrary to popular belief).
Tokyo, Japan

The Asahi Flame

This enormous monument is one of the most iconic structures in Tokyo, rudely nicknamed "The Golden Turd."
Taito City, Japan

Hakubutsukan-Dōbutsuen Station

Take a few seconds to look at this abandoned, art-filled station as you pass by on the subway to Ueno.
Shibuya City, Japan

Moyai

Inspired by the famous sculptures on Easter Island, this head serves as a popular meeting spot by Shibuya Station.
Taito City, Japan

Owaraji (Giant Straw Sandals)

An enormous pair of straw sandals woven in the traditional way, to keep demons at bay.
Ikaruga, Japan

Hōryū-ji

Home to the world's oldest wooden building.
San Francisco, California

Plaque to Bummer & Lazarus

Noble beasts perhaps, but not the Emperor's dogs.
Tokyo, Japan

Nihonbashi Kirin Statues

Mythical beasts symbolizing the city of Tokyo guard a historic bridge.
Shinagawa City, Japan

Site of Suzugamori Execution Grounds

A site where ten to twenty thousand Edo-era prisoners were put to death.
Nikko, Japan

'Nemuri-Neko' ('The Sleeping Cat')

Is this cat asleep or just pretending?
Venice, Italy

Church of San Giacomo di Rialto

According to tradition, the oldest church in Venice, but its actual age is a mystery.
Shinagawa City, Japan

Omori Shell Mound

The site of Japan’s first archaeological excavation is also the birthplace of fingerprint forensics.
Kawasaki, Japan

Kawaramachi Housing Complex

This Metabolist, retro-futuristic residential complex resembles a cyberpunk space colony established on Earth.
Rome, Italy

The Dome Illusion

A master of trompe-l'oeil creates a stunning, tourist-fooling dome out of a flat ceiling.
Florence, Italy

Michelangelo's Hidden Drawings

The doodles of a genius line the walls of a secret room under the Medici Chapel.
Venice, Italy

Piraeus Lion

Thousand-year-old Viking runes adorn an ancient Greek lion at the entrance to the Venetian Arsenal.
Milan, Italy

Fondazione Prada

A space dedicated to contemporary art and culture, co-chaired by fashion icon Miuccia Prada.
Milan, Italy

Shoah Memorial of Milan

The train platform where Jews were sent to concentration camps is now preserved as a Holocaust memorial.
Milan, Italy

Bar Luce

A Milanese cafè entirely designed by the American director Wes Anderson.
Bologna, Italy

Finestrella di Via Piella

A small window on Via Piella offers a lovely and rare peek at Bologna's lost canals.