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Portland, Oregon

Weather Machine

This public art piece proves that in Portland even reporting the weather is a thing of whimsy.
Prague, Czechia

Statue of Franz Kafka

A surreal statue honoring Prague's favorite literary son.
Prague, Czechia

Vinárna Čertovka

This walkway is so narrow it needs its own light to stop pedestrian traffic jams.
Prague, Czechia

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

Increasingly decayed figures stand as a powerful reminder of the human costs of Czech Communism.
Frankfurt, Germany

Frau Rauscher Fountain

This German fountain of a legendary apple wine-loving drink thief will spit on you.
Frankfurt, Germany

Eiserner Steg (Iron Bridge)

Fantastic views and thousands of love locks.
Frankfurt, Germany

Bockenheimer Warte Subway Station Entrance

The entrance to this Frankfurt subway station looks like an old tram car crashed into the concrete sidewalk.
Toronto, Ontario

The Monkey's Paw

A book collector's dream, The Monkey's Paw in Toronto has the world's first "Biblio-Mat", a random book vending machine.
Paris, France

The Stravinsky Fountain

A series of abstract, silly sculptures represent the works of a great modern classical composer.
Paris, France

Flame of Liberty

This life-size replica of the Statue of Liberty's flame is also a tribute to Princess Diana by default.
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

Shakespeare and Company

This iconic Parisian bookstore doubles as the "Tumbleweed Hotel" for traveling writers.
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
Iceland

Skeiðará Bridge Monument

Twisted girders are all that remain of an Icelandic bridge that was wiped out by a combination of volcanic heat and glacial floods.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

Three columns of volcanic rock shoot out of the ocean.
Höfn, Iceland

Viking Village Film Set

This replica Viking village was created for a film that was never shot and is now open to visitors.
Iceland

U.S. Navy DC-3 Wreckage

This wrecked airplane has been sitting on a black sand beach since the 1970s.
Iceland

Fjaðrárgljúfur

Strange rock formations tower above the river that snakes through this enchanting Icelandic canyon.
Iceland

Jökulsárlón

Iceland's largest lagoon is home to stunning multi-colored icebergs.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

One of the tallest buildings in Iceland, and perhaps, the most visually impressive.
Iceland

Hvítserkur

Rising from the sea like a stone monster.
Iceland

Svartifoss

The unique waterfall in Iceland's south features a backdrop of geometric black lava columns.
Dublin, Ireland

Samuel Beckett Bridge

Dublin's most modern, visually spectacular bridge is modeled after Ireland's national emblem.
Dublin, Ireland

The Famine Memorial in Dublin

The somber sculptures commemorating Irish Famine on the river Liffey in Dublin.