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San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
San Francisco, California

The Golden Fire Hydrant

The miraculous hydrant that saved the Mission District in 1906.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hahn/Cock

One of two giant blue cockerel statues erected with an intentional double meaning.
Mundaring, Australia

Goldfields Water Supply Scheme

An engineering masterpiece, or “Scheme of Madness?”
North Coogee, Australia

The South Fremantle Power Station

The ruins of a once prosperous power station have become a mouldering seaside gem.
Wellington Mill, Australia

Gnomesville

Thousands of lawn gnomes have infested this Australian roundabout.
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Storm Tunnels

The labyrinthine storm tunnels beneath the city of Melbourne are ruled by a band of urban explorers.
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.
Canberra, Australia

Australian-American Memorial

From a distance, this statue of an eagle looks like a giant chicken on a stick.
Sydney, Australia

'Forgotten Songs' Sound Sculpture

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

Eric the Pliosaur

The bones of this aquatic dinosaur turned to opal over the centuries and the beast's remains were almost sold as jewelry.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Bunch of Bananas

Roadside display for a popular fruit and vegetable stand.
Brisbane, Australia

'The World Turns'

The sculpture shows a water rat turning the world upside-down, landing an elephant on its head.
Kilcoy, Australia

Kilcoy

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

The Big Pineapple

A giant Australian fruit and tropical farm.
Cervantes, Australia

Lake Thetis

One of the few places in the world home to living stromatolites.
Cervantes, Australia

The Pinnacles

Alien rock formations grown from the sands of an Australian national park.
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
Florence, Italy

Fresco of John Hawkwood

In Florence's great Duomo, a 26 foot fresco honors a mercenary famous for attacking Florence.
Florence, Italy

Medici Hall of Maps (Sala delle Carte Geografiche)

Over 50 exquisite hand-painted Renaissance maps decorate a Medici storage room.
Florence, Italy

Galileo's Middle Finger

The middle finger of modernity.
Singapore

Fountain of Wealth

This fountain was once heralded as the largest in the world.
Singapore

Merlion

This statue once earned the distinction as one of the "Three Major Disappointments of the World."
Singapore

Hawker Chan Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle

This Singaporean food-court stall is home to the world's cheapest Michelin-starred meal.