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Mr. Lizard and the Gumnut Baby.
Melbourne, Australia

'Mr. Lizard and the Gumnut Baby' Statue

Children's author May Gibb’s beloved stories about the tiny, human-like "Gumnut Babies" are immortalized in bronze.
-37.8096, 144.9647
Princess Theatre
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.
-37.8107, 144.9725
Mahatma Gandhi (Fredda Brilliant, 1968).
London, England

Peace Garden at Tavistock Square

A quiet, semi-secret square with statues of Mahatma Gandhi, Virginia Woolf, and a conscientious objectors stone.
51.5249, -0.1280
1917 Model T Ford
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Fire Department Museum

Formerly Fire Station No. 27, the museum is a hidden gem in the heart of Hollywood.
34.0959, -118.3301
The Watford Hornet.
Watford, England

The Watford Hornet

Flying high, this unusual hornet statue celebrates the local soccer team formerly owned by Elton John.
51.6541, -0.3943
Maritime Museum of Tasmania.
Hobart, Australia

Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Countless expeditions have left Tasmania to explore Antarctica, but this island state has an even deeper connection with the sea.
-42.8817, 147.3307
South Wharf, Australia

Polly Woodside

This historic tall ship traveled 1.5 million miles around the globe, and once did duty as the mythical pirate ship in Peter Pan.
-37.8243, 144.9536
Art tribute to the Melbourne tram.
Melbourne, Australia

Raising the Rattler Pole

Not the result of an accident, hurricane, or aliens, this is an eye-popping tribute to the Melbourne tram.
-37.8200, 144.9547
The 14-foot-high marionette watch.
Melbourne, Australia

Marionette Fob Watch

Every hour a secret compartment drops from this giant pocket watch, revealing a lovely surprise.
-37.8102, 144.9630
LAX Theme Building.
Los Angeles, California

LAX Theme Building

This quirky UFO-shaped curiosity is often mistaken for the airport’s control tower.
33.9441, -118.4024
The Bonaventure Hotel.
Los Angeles, California

The Bonaventure Hotel

The space-age building is home to one of the few remaining rotating restaurants in America, and the only one that inspired a 1980s sitcom.
34.0526, -118.2560
The 1901 Cabmen's Shelter in Russell Square.
London, England

Cabmen’s Shelter in Russell Square

Originally built for London’s cab drivers, this bright green hut now serves anyone a hot drink or meal.
51.5221, -0.1278
The Secret Statue of Beverly Hills.
Los Angeles, California

José de San Martín Bust

A forgotten tribute to a South American hero hidden in a cluster of traffic islands.
34.0719, -118.3773
A nearly finished "Grog Log"
Los Angeles, California

The Tonga Hut

Though tiki culture has gone in and out of fashion, the Tonga Hut has always been flying the flag in Los Angeles.
34.1864, -118.4122
Sake Dean Mahomed, circa 1810.
London, England

Sake Dean Mahomed Plaque

The "shampooer of kings" who opened London's first curry cafe was a celebrity in the 19th century, but is all but forgotten now.
51.5179, -0.1528
St. Flannan's Cell and Flannan Isles Lighthouse.
Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Flannan Isle Lighthouse

What happened to the three lighthouse keepers who vanished from this place remains a mystery over a century later.
58.2881, -7.5900
LABC meets every Wednesday morning at the Friendship Auditorium.
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Breakfast Club

Friendships have been forged over ham and eggs every Wednesday morning for nearly a century.
34.1140, -118.2686
Los Angeles, California

The LAPD Kōban

Common all over Japan, kōbans are small community police boxes, and now one is guarding one of L.A.’s megamalls.
34.0719, -118.3566
Vintage dental poster.
London, England

British Dental Museum

The collection contains over 25,000 items and details the painful dental practices of the past.
51.5185, -0.1488
Street lights on display.
Los Angeles, California

Historic Street Lighting Museum

The illuminating collection of L.A. street lights is run by the city and only opens one day per month.
34.0387, -118.2604
Cafe Jack.
Los Angeles, California

Café Jack

A "Titanic" superfan changed his name to Jack and set up this strange shrine to the blockbuster, complete with Korean food and Tarot readings.
34.0650, -118.3086
The Limelight Department .
Melbourne, Australia

The Limelight Department

A cramped wooden attic that once housed one of the world's first movie studios.
-37.8121, 144.9714
Victoria Police Museum
Docklands, Australia

Victoria Police Museum

Unusual finds include a 19th-century vampire slaying kit and the death mask of an infamous Australian serial killer.
-37.8221, 144.9531
The Bunyip.
Melbourne, Australia

The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek

A friendly monster lurks outside the State Library Victoria.
-37.8101, 144.9643