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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Penis Fountain

Amsterdam's Red Light District leaves little to the imagination.
52.3726, 4.8978
Panorama showing the Sphinx Observatory, Top of Europe Restaurant and Rail Station, and the Research Station.
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Sphinx Observatory

Historic observatory precariously perched at the "Top of Europe."
46.5475, 7.9850
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Radio Tower

A restaurant and observation deck built in a unique broadcasting antennae.
52.5050, 13.2782
Berlin, Germany

AquaDom at Radisson Blu Berlin

The largest free standing aquarium in the world resides in a hotel lobby in Berlin.
52.5194, 13.4029
Traffic Light Tree
London, England

Traffic Light Tree

A student driver's nightmare.
51.5063, -0.0149
London, England

Chelsea Physic Garden

London's old-school healing garden.
51.4845, -0.1623
Designated Graffiti Area
London, England

Banksy's 'Designated Graffiti Area'

Banksy gives himself artistic license with this piece of London street art.
51.5263, -0.0787
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
51.5322, -0.1240
The temple in its new interactive exhibit.
London, England

Temple of Mithras

Rebuilt remains of a temple to Roman god Mithras.
51.5128, -0.0919
Dome
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
51.5138, -0.1004
Fez, Morocco

Chouara Leather Tannery

Traditional 11th-century outdoor tannery.
34.0661, -4.9780
The street art of El Carmen, Valencia.
Valencia, Spain

El Carmen Street Art

Vibrant street art created with mixed media.
39.4745, -0.3710
Sagrat Cor, the church at the very top of Tibidabo. (Wikimedia Commons)
Barcelona, Spain

Tibidabo

Mountain where Jesus was first tempted by the Devil.
41.4218, 2.1191
The church's interior
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
41.4036, 2.1744
Exterior of the Old New Synagogue.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague.
50.0901, 14.4186
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
Dadswells Bridge, Australia

The Giant Koala

Popular tourist destination now stands as a memorial to Sam the koala.
-36.9161, 142.5113
Gumeracha, Australia

The Toy Factory

A Giant Rocking Horse in Adelaide, Australia.
-34.8467, 138.8925
Glenelg, Australia

Archer's Arcadia

Arcade chock-full of old timey, whimsical, hand-cranked automata and peepshows.
-34.9800, 138.5117
Frewville, Australia

The Butterfly Room

Hundreds of tiny dead butterfly eyes gaze down at diners in this Australian eatery.
-34.9480, 138.6286
Barnacle's penis (fully extended)
Adelaide, Australia

South Australian Museum

The largest collection of Indigenous Australian artifacts in the world, and the rare museum where wood-and-glass cabinets have trumped interactive exhibits.
-34.9208, 138.6031
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six ton wedding gift to King of the Scots.
55.9489, -3.2002
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
55.9471, -3.1928