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Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

This iconic Parisian bookstore doubles as the "Tumbleweed Hotel" for traveling writers.
Paris, France

Musée de la Poupée

Dolls of all shapes and sizes display the eras of femininity in this spooky and beautiful collection.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

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

Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral

A Gothic cathedral created from volcanic rocks.
Bourton-on-the-Water, England

Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village

A miniature village mimics the surrounding buildings so well it includes itself.
Ironbridge, England

The Iron Bridge

This bridge is the first to be made entirely from iron, but designed like it was still made of wood.
Birmingham, England

Aston Hall

This ornate English estates "Prodigy House" still bears the cannonball marks of civil war.
Bangkok, Thailand

Goddess Tuptim Shrine

A forest of phallic offerings found in a quiet corner of a hotel car park.
Clifton Hill, Australia

Clifton Hill Shot Tower

The largest shot tower in Australia is a unique reminder of industrial ammunitions history.
Melbourne, Australia

Coop's Shot Tower

This historic Melbourne bullet factory is fully encased in a massive glass and steel cone.
Melbourne, Australia

Phar Lap

Taxidermy of the racing horse with a huge heart, who inspired hope in the Depression.
Cowra, Australia

Japanese War Cemetery and Garden

Final resting place for hundreds of prisoners of war.
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

This trio of Australian rock spires may have inspired aboriginal legend or just modern tourism.
Rookwood, Australia

Rookwood Cemetery

The largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere.
Kiama, Australia

Kiama Blowhole

This massive water spout has been luring visitors for hundreds of years, some to their death.
Sydney, Australia

SS Ayrfield

Nature is leading a successful mutiny on this century-old freighter.
Sydney, Australia

Waverley Cemetery

A self-funded cemetery with a long list of inhabitants.
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
Berlin, Germany

Bahnhof Berlin Zoologischer Garten

Metro station with a claim to rock n' roll fame.
Berlin, Germany

Führerbunker Parking Lot

The bunker where Hitler took his own life is hidden under this deliberately ordinary parking lot.
Berlin, Germany

Wasserturm Prenzlauer Berg

This water-tower-turned-high-end-apartment building was once the site of an early Nazi concentration camp.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
Berlin, Germany

Arthouse Tacheles

An old department store turned Nazi prison turned artist commune.