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Sandwick, Scotland

Skara Brae

Amazing and mysterious Neolithic settlement on Scotland's Orkney Islands.
Orkney, Scotland

Ring of Brodgar

The true age of this ancient stone circle is unknown, but its stunning vista isn't in question.
Orkney, Scotland

Maeshowe

Thanks to both terrific preservation and historic vandalism this ancient site is known as the "Heart of Neolithic Orkney."
Orkney, Scotland

The Stones of Stenness

Possibly the oldest of Britain's ancient henges is also one of its most stark.
Orkney, Scotland

The Italian Chapel

This tin chapel was built by POW's during World War II and is painted to look like something much more grand.
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
Wiltshire, England

Silbury Hill

Europe's largest prehistoric mound – burial site of a legendary king?
Woombye, Australia

The Big Pineapple

A giant Australian fruit and tropical farm.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
Taree, Australia

Big Oyster

Homage to the local produce now serves as a car dealer.
Sydney, Australia

Waverley Cemetery

A self-funded cemetery with a long list of inhabitants.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

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

Rookwood Cemetery

The largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere.
Kiama, Australia

Kiama Blowhole

This massive water spout has been luring visitors for hundreds of years, some to their death.
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.
Bowenfels, Australia

Big Miner's Lamp

Giant lamp houses the tourism information center.
London, England

The Monty Python Foot

The television series' iconic giant foot was borrowed from this classical painting.
Pembrokeshire, Wales

Skomer Island

A wildlife paradise, this island is one of the world’s most important habitats for burrow nesting seabirds.
Stanmore, Australia

Olympia Milk Bar

This odd 1930s shop remains stranded in time and shrouded in mystery.