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Paddy the Wanderer Fountain.
Wellington, New Zealand

Paddy the Wanderer Fountain

A memorial to Wellington's well-loved, well-traveled wharf dog.
-41.2850, 174.7781
After the earthquake.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch Basilica

The ruins of New Zealand's largest classical-style church.
-43.5392, 172.6462
The airport landing strip.
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington Airport Runway

High winds and a short landing strip make this one of the scariest runways in the world.
-41.3276, 174.8076
The SS Ayerfield
Sydney, Australia

SS Ayerfield

Nature is leading a successful mutiny on this century-old freighter.
-33.8489, 151.0677
The statue of a frail girl is a tribute to the millions of children who perished.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Holodomor Victims Memorial

The haunting complex honors the millions of Ukrainians who died in the forced famine under Soviet rule.
50.4382, 30.5540
185 Chairs Memorial
Christchurch, New Zealand

185 Chairs

An unusual and powerful memorial in which earthquake victims are remembered by empty white chairs.
-43.5331, 172.6425
Lanarch Castle, Dunedin.
Larnachs Castle, New Zealand

Larnach Castle

One of New Zealand’s few castles boasts beautiful gardens, grand architecture, and a history filled with family drama.
-45.8616, 170.6272
Starkly colors on the shores of Tekapo
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo

A perfect turquoise lake colored with glacier dust.
-44.0051, 170.4775
Giant bull statue in downtown Bulls
Bulls, New Zealand

The Town of Bulls

The "punniest place on Earth” has nearly as many bull-themed puns as it does people.
-40.1743, 175.3854
Taxidermied Phar Lap
Carlton, Australia

Phar Lap

Taxidermy of the racing horse with a huge heart, who inspired hope in the Depression.
-37.8034, 144.9721
Gog and Magog and Gaunt's Clock
Melbourne, Australia

Gog and Magog

These mythological giants take time out of their busy day guarding a Victorian market to let you know what time it is.
-37.8147, 144.9635
Wellington, New Zealand

Moniac Machine

A strange machine made to evaluate the world economy using water and lots of tubes.
-41.2785, 174.7890
Clifton Hill shot tower.
Clifton Hill, Australia

Clifton Hill Shot Tower

The largest shot tower in Australia is a unique reminder of industrial ammunitions history.
-37.7942, 144.9906
Cow up a Tree, Australian history and humor
Docklands, Australia

Cow Up a Tree

This piece of Australian modern art is part joke and part history.
-37.8171, 144.9453
Bundoora, Australia

Larundel Mental Asylum

Dilapidated ruins that once treated a notorious young serial killer, currently hosting vandals, squatters, and ghost hunters.
-37.7119, 145.0478
Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine

If you've ever wanted to tear Hello Kitty apart with your teeth, this is the place.
22.3039, 114.1683
The view from A'dam Tower, Amsterdam Noord
Amsterdam, Netherlands

A'DAM Lookout and Over The Edge Swing

This 22-floor tower's Skydeck offers panoramic views of Amsterdam.
52.3841, 4.9029
Our Lord in the Attic
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Our Lord in the Attic

The attic of a four-century-old canal house hides a clandestine church.
52.3751, 4.8994
Hortus Botanicus
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

Established in 1638 to battle the Black Death, Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is a treasure trove of rare flora.
52.3670, 4.9084
The clog workshop at the Clog Museum
Zaandam, Netherlands

The Clog Museum

A Dutch clog company in the town of Zaandam loves the wooden shoes so much it made a museum for them.
52.4731, 4.8198
Mosaics stretching across every wall of the house
Volendam, Netherlands

Cigar Band House

Mosaics created from 11 million cigar bands.
52.4994, 5.0675
(Flickr/fidelramos)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oude Kerk

Amsterdam's oldest church, and the center of Dutch prostitution.
52.3744, 4.8980
Berlin, Germany

Monster Kabinett

Part art gallery, part haunted house, this robotic art display is a terrifying experience.
52.5239, 13.4025
Freiheitsglocke
Berlin, Germany

Freedom Bell

A replica of the Liberty Bell rang daily from West Berlin's City Hall throughout the Cold War.
52.4849, 13.3443