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Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston Statue

The world's tallest statue of an American hero.
Galveston, Texas

The Kettle House

This tiny, hurricane-resistant house in Galveston is one of the city's most notable architectural oddities.
Katy, Texas

World’s Longest Car Wash

255 feet of suds, scrubbers, and blow dryers.
Houston, Texas

The Orange Show

One man's homage to the orange as realized through a long-term folk art labor of love.
Houston, Texas

Smither Park

A park filled with vibrant mosaics created by more than 300 folk artists.
Houston, Texas

Rothko Chapel

The peaceful space is adorned by paintings by the famed abstract artist Mark Rothko.
Houston, Texas

Museum of Health and Medical Science

A health museum containing a 27’’½-foot intestine.
Houston, Texas

Destination Mound Town (Hermann Park Train Tunnel)

A little bit Wonkatania, a little bit pink elephant.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was constructed from the rubble of the infamous Bastille.
Paris, France

Musée de Cluny

Medieval museum built over Roman baths that features famous tapestries of a lady and a unicorn.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
Paris, France

59 Rivoli

Notorious artist squat renovated into legal studios.
Paris, France

The Stravinsky Fountain

A series of abstract, silly sculptures represent the works of a great modern classical composer.
Paris, France

The Gravestone Courtyard

Walk upon the mementos of the dead in this Parisian courtyard paved with medieval tombstones.
Paris, France

Danse de la Fontaine Emergente

This Parisian fountain is a little bit fantasy and a little bit nightclub.
Paris, France

The Defender of Time

A mechanized clock where a man fights off a dragon, crab, and rooster.
Paris, France

Bibliothèque nationale de France (National Library of France)

This massive library holds what was once largest book collection in the world.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
Paris, France

Le Chabanais

A grotto-like lodge decorated with gilded mosaics, rocks and a noisy waterfall was the setting for the most sumptuous pleasure house of 1900s Europe.
Paris, France

The Relic Crypt of St. Helena at Église Saint-Leu-Saint-Gilles

This little-known relic crypt holds stolen parts of a Roman Empress.
Paris, France

Basilique Notre-Dame-des-Victoires

A 400-year-old church covered floor to ceiling in ex-voto offerings from the faithful.
Paris, France

Arènes de Lutèce

Remains of Roman amphitheater hidden in a sleepy quarter of Paris.
Paris, France

Julien Aurouze and Co.

A Parisian exterminator's shop whose storefront displays stuffed rats hanging from traps.