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Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
Bodalla, Australia

Big Cheese

Giant wheel of cheese marks a dairying village.
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

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

Big Potato

Concrete spud looks like the North American Sebago.
Bexley, Australia

Sydney's Original Doll Hospital

Over two million dolls have been healed during this hospital's century in business.
Sydney, Australia

Waverley Cemetery

A self-funded cemetery with a long list of inhabitants.
Pisa, Italy

Orto Botanico di Pisa (Botanical Garden of Pisa)

The first botanical garden, a feather in the cap of the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Tallinn, Estonia

Old Thomas

The Guardian of Tallinn.
Tallinn, Estonia

KGB Museum

"There's nothing there," and other lies the KGB told us.
Helsinki, Finland

Sibelius Monument

An abstract monument to a symphonic composer.
Bergen, Norway

Fløibanen Funicular

A favorite with sightseers, this Norwegian funicular provides easy access to a stunning view of Bergen and its environs.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past.
Iceland

Snæfellsjökull

A formerly glacier-tipped volcano that inspired none other than Jules Verne.
Iceland

Drangey Island

An Icelandic island full of diving birds and legend.
Iceland

Godafoss

This elegant arc of a waterfall marks a religious turning point.
Iceland

Kerid Crater Lake

This eye-popping Icelandic crater lake is surrounded by red volcanic rock.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
Florence, Italy

Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy

The oldest operating pharmacy in the world features 800-year-old recipes.
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
Naples, Italy

Funicolare Centrale

In a city that boasts four separate inclined cable railways, this is one of the busiest funicular lines in the world.
Venice, Italy

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

This community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues.
Venice, Italy

Lazzaretto Nuovo

The plague quarantine island home to the alleged "Vampire of Venice."