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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.
Taree, Australia

Big Oyster

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

National Gallery Sculpture Garden

Dozens of large-scale creative and evocative curios dot the calm outdoor space surrounding the National Gallery.
Belconnen, Australia

Giant Mushroom

Children's playground hidden under a big pink and blue cap.
Canberra, Australia

Australian-American Memorial

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

Wendy's Secret Garden

Built over an abandoned train yard, this hidden gem is full of winding paths and offers gorgeous views of Sydney Harbour.
Sydney, Australia

Sirius Building

Though considered an eyesore by some, this boxy Brutalist high-rise plays a significant role in Sydney's past.
Sydney, Australia

Mortuary Station

A special train service transported Sydney's dead from this station to "Necropolis Receiving Houses" at Rookwood Cemetery.
Yerrinbool, Australia

Big Apple

Entrance to a famous orchard with nine types of apples.
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Little Mermaid

The de facto symbol of Copenhagen is this bronze fairytale which cannot seem to keep its head for very long.
Florence, Italy

Gipsoteca Bartolini

A slightly creepy gallery of plaster cast models in the same museum as Michelangelo's David.
Florence, Italy

Il Porcellino

This bronze boar's snout has been rubbed to a golden sheen by visitors seeking good fortune.
Venice, Italy

Scala Contarini del Bovolo

This palatial spiral staircase was so unusual the name "snail" was given to the noble family who built it.
Venice, Italy

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

This community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues.
Canberra, Australia

Phar Lap's Heart

The gigantic preserved heart of a champion racehorse.
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

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

Manly Quarantine Station

The Victoria-era quarantine station for Sydney.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
Magnetic Island, Australia

Magnetic Island

After much poking and prodding, this island is decidedly not a magnetic anomaly, but it sure is pretty.
Sydney, Australia

Purikura Photoland

People can't get enough of these adorable Japanese photobooths.
Melbourne, Australia

Coop's Shot Tower

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

Port Arthur Penal Colony

Relics of Australia's convict past, and a modern scene of unimaginable horror.
Kiama, Australia

Kiama Blowhole

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

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!