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Thomaston, Maine

Maine State Prison Showroom

Trinkets and toys lovingly handmade by maximum security prisoners.
Columbia Falls, Maine

Wild Blueberry Land

This colorful theme park dedicated the official fruit of Maine serves sweet, tasty treats.
Valdivia, Chile

O'Brien Submarine Museum

A 300-foot-long Cold War submarine floats in a Chilean River as a maritime museum.
Santiago, Chile

Monument to the Indigenous People

This sculpture meant to honor the bravery of the Indigenous Mapuche people of Chile proved controversial.
Lubec, Maine

West Quoddy Head Lighthouse

This candy-striped tower is the furthest east you can go in the United States.
Bangor, Maine

Paul Bunyan Statue, Bangor

This handsome giant is said to mark the birthplace of the mythical woodsman and even had a cameo in a Stephen King novel.
Bangor, Maine

Mount Hope Cemetery

The second-oldest garden cemetery in the U.S. was also a college brainstorm spot of Stephen King.
Bangor, Maine

Stephen King's House

The eccentric mansion of one the most popular horror authors of modern times.
Moscow, Maine

Roadside Birdhouses of Moscow, Maine

A collection of birdhouses await curious motorists and avian squatters.
Split, Croatia

Gregory of Nin’s Big Toe

The big toe of this towering monument to a Croatian national hero is worn from years of superstitious rubbing.
Krujë, Albania

Krujë Castle

The elliptical citadel resisted the advance of the mighty Ottomans several times, thanks to the military prowess of the "Dragon of Albania."
Thành phố Hội An, Vietnam

Japanese Covered Bridge

One of Vietnam's most iconic landmarks was built by Japanese merchants and is now in danger of sinking.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Saigon Central Post Office

This French colonial post office is arguably the grandest in all of Southeast Asia.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

Witnesses claim the Virgin Mary statue outside the church once mysteriously shed a single tear.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hỏa Lò Prison

The notorious "Hanoi Hilton" where Vietnamese colonial subjects and later American POWs, including John McCain, were imprisoned.
Hanoi, Vietnam

B-52 Wreckage

Monument to a brutal, ineffectual US bombing campaign and a sobering reminder of the human cost of the Vietnam War.
Budapest, Hungary

Bullet Hole Markers at the Ministry of Agriculture Building

This easily overlooked memorial immortalizes the scars from the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
Budapest, Hungary

Zero Kilometer Stone

The geographical center of Budapest is marked with a 10-foot-tall stylized zero.
Budapest, Hungary

Michael Jackson Memorial Tree

A random tree outside a Budapest hotel has become a DIY shrine to the late singer.
Budapest, Hungary

Szimpla Kert

A Trabant car, a kangaroo statue, and a plethora of plants take over this abandoned-factory-turned-bar.
Los Angeles, California

The Museum of Death

World's largest collection of serial killer artwork and other macabre exhibits.
Riga, Latvia

The Three Brothers

The oldest housing complex in Riga is a mini timeline of architectural trends.
Pristina, Kosovo

Newborn Monument

This massive monument was unveiled the day Kosovo declared independence from Serbia.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi Sulfur Baths

A cluster of historic bathhouses built on the famed hot springs that gave the Georgian capital its name.