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Dandenong South, Australia

Hotel Eastlink

A roadside hotel that you can’t stop at. 
San Remo, Australia

San Remo Pelicans

Locals have a long-running relationship with the big-beaked birds of this Australian fishing town.
Melbourne, Australia

Diana and the Hounds Fountain

A striking bronze sculpture of a Roman goddess with two hound dogs for company.
Geneva, Switzerland

Brunswick Monument

An opulent monument built for a duke who donated his entire fortune to the city of Geneva.
St Kilda, Australia

Luna Park Melbourne

Home to the oldest operating roller coaster in the Southern Hemisphere.
New York, New York

Sophie Loeb Fountain

An Alice in Wonderland-themed sculpture for a woman dedicated to children.
Geneva, Switzerland

L’horloge Fleurie (The Flower Clock)

The world's largest second-hand graces a clock surrounded by constantly changing flower beds. 
Fairfield, Australia

Charles Grimes Expedition Cairn

A neat pile of shale marks an early English trip to the Yarra River.
Keilor North, Australia

Organ Pipes

Cooled, fractured lava formed this geometric rock feature.
Paris, France

Mascarons of Pont Neuf

If you look closely at the oldest bridge in Paris, you might notice hundreds of ugly faces leering from its sides.
Fitzroy, Australia

'Mr Poetry'

A tribute to local poet and music journalist Adrian Rawlins.
Melbourne, Australia

Foy & Gibson Factory

The Collingwood production facility for a department store that was among the largest and earliest in Australia.
Krakow, Poland

Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Inside this Krakow church, an explosion of psychedelic color.
Southbank, Australia

Wirth's Circus Mosaic

Designed to celebrate more than a century of circus performances in Australia.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Site of the Japanese WWII Surrender

A glass display case holds the document that ended the Second World War—which one person signed on the wrong line.
Wuk Wuk, Australia

Glenaladale Weir

The remains of a failed attempt to regulate Mitchell River.
Melbourne, Australia

Flinders Street Railway Station Photo Booth

This classic photo booth was saved from destruction by the local community.
New York, New York

14th Street-Union Square Moving Platforms

The only subway station in the city that still makes use of gap fillers.
Singapore

Changi Airport's Butterfly Garden

Watch butterflies take flight before you fly.
Melbourne, Australia

Eight-Hour-Day Monument

Commemorating the 19th-century labor movement in Australia.
Abbotsford, Australia

Skipping Girl Sign

Saved by the community from destruction, this sign has become a national treasure.
Melbourne, Australia

Adnate Collingwood Mural

This 20-story artwork on a public housing block is the tallest mural in the Southern Hemisphere and tells the story of a community.
Melbourne, Australia

Speakers' Corner

From the late 19th century until the 1960s, these stone-lined "stumps" were a popular place for people to air their views on local and international issues.
Parkville, Australia

Burke and Wills Monument

This unusual stone monument marks the starting point of the epic and tragic event.