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Bendigo, Australia

The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace

Largest Buddha carved from gemstone-quality jade in the world, on a world tour through 2011.
-36.7555, 144.2843
Sulphur was mined off and on over the years
Ohope, New Zealand

Whakaari/White Island

The explorer Captain Cook may have named it White Island, but the Maori call it Te Puia o Whakaari – The Dramatic Volcano.
-37.5226, 177.1797
San Francisco, California

Pacific Unity Sculptures

Deco Modern sculptures of the people of the Pacific, cast for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition.
37.8171, -122.3711
Treasure Island as seen from Yerba Buena Island
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
37.8160, -122.3713
Boutique below and legs above
San Francisco, California

Dangling Legs at the Piedmont Boutique

The giant pair of sexy legs sticking out the window of this costume store have become its main draw.
37.7703, -122.4463
San Francisco, California

Beach Chalet WPA Murals

Depicting scenes of everyday life - and specific individuals - in Great Depression era San Francisco.
37.7694, -122.5103
The fictional Tanner's residence.
San Francisco, California

The "Full House" House

This private residence was the template for one of the most beloved television homes ever.
37.7863, -122.4420
Wood Line
San Francisco, California

Wood Line

Get lost in this haunting fairytale art walk through a man-made eucalyptus grove.
37.7932, -122.4484
Battery Spencer with with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
37.8339, -122.5329
The Chandelier Tree in 2005.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

Massive redwood tree that has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
39.8657, -123.7142
Devil's Slide Bunker
Pacifica, California

Devil's Slide Bunker

The graffiti-covered remnants of a former triangulation station are balanced precariously on this California peak.
37.5744, -122.5203
Exterior of Centre Pompidou
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
48.8606, 2.3526
Pont de la Concorde
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

Bridge built from the rubble of the Bastille prison.
48.8634, 2.3196
The Dancing House, f/k/a Fred and Ginger
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
50.0755, 14.4141
Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
50.0895, 14.4174
The Winchester Mystery House.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
37.3189, -121.9506
Junípero Serra Statue
Hillsborough, California

Junípero Serra Statue

This controversial depiction of the "Founder of California" looks as though it was sculpted from mashed potatoes.
37.5545, -122.3788
Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond as seen from the grounds of Ross Priory. (Margaret MacGillivray/Atlas Obscura)
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
56.0453, -4.5356
Dunnottar on the cliff looking out on the North Sea
Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Dunnottar Castle

The ruins of this gorgeous clifftop castle look like something from a fantasy novel.
56.9457, -2.1962
Kaali, Estonia

Kaali Meteorite Crater Field

Mysterious craters may have been home to an ancient cult.
58.3728, 22.6694
The Mouth of Truth
Rome, Italy

The Mouth of Truth

The yawning maw of this pagan visage is said to bite off the hands of liars.
41.8888, 12.4816
'The Thinker', often seen as a separate sculpture
Palo Alto, California

Gates of Hell Sculpture

Rodin's famous depiction of Dante's 'Inferno', amidst a sculpture garden of many of his other works.
37.4329, -122.1702
Avenue of the Giants
Redcrest, California

Avenue of the Giants

One of the most scenic stretches of road in America winds between some of the country's oldest trees.
40.3682, -123.9296
Melbourne, Australia

The Haunted Bookshop

Occult books, Tarot, Oddities.
-37.8155, 144.9617