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The building lit up at night.
Los Angeles, California

LAX Theme Building

This quirky UFO-shaped curiosity is often mistaken for the airport’s control tower.
33.9441, -118.4024
A sweet lil feral cat.
Los Angeles, California

Feral Cat Colonies of Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Dozens of feral felines rule a segment of Hollywood's only graveyard.
34.0900, -118.3174
One of many Anti-Saloon League Cartoon
Westerville, Ohio

Anti-Saloon League Museum

Artifacts fill the old headquarters of the hugely influential political movement to ban alcohol in the United States.
40.1229, -82.9294
Topiary Park
Columbus, Ohio

The Topiary Park

Georges Seurat’s pointillist masterpiece has been recreated in Ohio in topiary form.
39.9611, -82.9876
Larger than life numbers outside the math and engineering buildings at The Ohio State University.
Columbus, Ohio

Garden of Constants

This whimsical campus lawn is dotted with large sculpted numbers and hidden mathematical formulas.
40.0023, -83.0163
The statue stands tall at 8 feet.
Columbus, Ohio

Arnold Schwarzenegger Statue

A bronze of the man in all his sinewy glory celebrates his longtime connection to the Ohio city.
39.9721, -83.0023
Pearl of the Pacific.
San Diego, California

Pearl of the Pacific

An ode to the friendship between four Pacific Rim countries.
32.7087, -117.2339
Bin Jelmood House.
Doha, Qatar

Bin Jelmood House

This unique museum doesn't shy away from highlighting Qatar's role in the history of slavery.
25.2868, 51.5294
The stacked homes of the Monster Building.
Hong Kong

Quarry Bay 'Monster Building'

This hulking behemoth is actually five interconnected towers built in the 1960s.
22.2841, 114.2123
Personal gadgets for sale in Akihabara around 2008.
Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Electric Town

Once a black market electronics marketplace, now an otaku shopper's paradise.
35.6989, 139.7699
The scourge of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Godzilla Head

He's not quite the menace he once was, but he still has some chops.
35.6954, 139.7018
Night-time GUNDAM view with the lit-up cranes of the port district behind it.
Tokyo, Japan

Giant GUNDAM Robot

A 20-meter (65-foot) robot towers over Tokyo Bay.
35.6248, 139.7767
Huis Ten Bosch
Sasebo, Japan

Huis Ten Bosch

Historical Japanese-Dutch relations are honored with haunted rides and flower fields in this replica town.
33.0863, 129.7872
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
Noonday Gun
Hong Kong

Noonday Gun

This naval gun is fired every day at noon, an odd timekeeping tradition the origin of which is local legend.
22.2826, 114.1838
(Flickr/antwerpenR)
Hong Kong

Kowloon Walled City Park

Remnants of the most densely packed city in world history, that thrived on anarchy for 30 years.
22.3318, 114.1903
Jumbo Kingdom
Hong Kong

Jumbo Kingdom

A colossal floating restaurant built to look like a ancient Chinese imperial palace.
22.2434, 114.1619
Singapore

The Clinic

"Would you like your sangria in an IV bag, or straight-up?"
1.2908, 103.8455
CHIJMES
Singapore

CHIJMES

A historical convent known for taking in bad luck babies left on its doorstep is now an upscale shopping center.
1.2953, 103.8515
World Islands
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The World Islands

This artificial archipelago was supposed to resemble a map of the world.
25.2242, 55.1658
An unimpressive storefront hides an astonishing hoard of treasures.
Doha, Qatar

The Rugman of Doha

Exotic Persian and tribal rugs from some of the world's most dangerous places.
25.2803, 51.5225
Desert leading to the Tree of Life. (Harold Laudeus/Flickr)
Bahrain

Tree of Life

Unusual tale of vegetation and fertility in the desert.
25.9937, 50.5835
Arad Fort
Arad, Bahrain

Arad Fort

This beautifully historic Bahrain fortress might not be the most popular attraction around, but that might make it all the better.
26.2525, 50.6270
The bathroom
Kuwait City, Kuwait

House of Mirrors

Lived-in building, bedecked with an astonishing array of mirror mosaics.
29.3748, 47.9895