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Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Sydney, Australia

'Forgotten Songs' Sound Sculpture

A collaboration of art and ornithology mourns the calls of Sydney's lost birds.
Clifton Hill, Australia

Clifton Hill Shot Tower

The largest shot tower in Australia is a unique reminder of industrial ammunitions history.
South Wharf, Australia

Polly Woodside

This historic tall ship traveled 1.5 million miles around the globe, and once did duty as the mythical pirate ship in Peter Pan.
Melbourne, Australia

Larry La Trobe Statue

Melbourne's favorite bronze dog.
Abbotsford, Australia

Abbotsford Convent

This 19th-century convent is now a flourishing 21st-century hub for art.
East Melbourne, Australia

Captain Cook's Cottage

The 18th-century home was disassembled into 253 cases and brought all the way from the other side of the world.
Melbourne, Australia

Marionette Fob Watch

Every hour a secret compartment drops from this giant pocket watch, revealing a lovely surprise.
Melbourne, Australia

AC/DC Lane

A colorful street named for the legendary Australian rock band.
Melbourne, Australia

Princess Theatre

One of the oldest theaters in Australia, it's also said to be haunted by a performer who died on stage.
Melbourne, Australia

Gog and Magog

These mythological giants take time out of their busy day guarding a Victorian market to let you know what time it is.
Melbourne, Australia

Old Melbourne Gaol

Once housing children next to hardened criminals this historic jail once displayed Ned Kelly's skull until it was stolen.
Melbourne, Australia

Coop's Shot Tower

This historic Melbourne bullet factory is fully encased in a massive glass and steel cone.
St Kilda, Australia

St. Kilda Pier Penguin Colony

You'll find the little birds tucked within the rocks of this Australian beach.
Paris, France

The Last Original Standard Metre

An overlooked marble is the only surviving in-place 18th century example of the measurement that changed how we define distance.
Paris, France

36 Rue Saint Sulpice

An unusual number plate signifies the building's saucy past.
Venice, Italy

Libreria Acqua Alta

This Venice bookstore has resigned itself to constant flooding by keeping its books in bathtubs and boats.
Murano, Italy

Isola di San Michele

Venice's island of the dead.
Paris, France

Georges Méliès's Grave

The final resting place of the "father of special effects."
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was constructed from the rubble of the infamous Bastille.
Paris, France

Le Comptoir Général

This Paris art space celebrates the creativity and ingenuity that springs from abject poverty, especially in Africa.
Paris, France

Julien Aurouze and Co.

A Parisian exterminator's shop whose storefront displays stuffed rats hanging from traps.
Paris, France

Parc Monceau

The ruins of a Duke's bucolic dream, where camels once roamed alongside "Dutch" windmills and faux-Italian vineyards.
Paris, France

Musée des Arts et Métiers

France's national museum of scientific and industrial instruments.