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Adelaide, Australia

'A Day Out'

These bronze sculptures sow whimsy by hamming it up on a pedestrian mall.
Schiphol, Netherlands

Schiphol Clock

It appears as if a man is standing behind this giant airport clock, painting the hands in real time.
Holbrook, Australia

HMAS Otway

The decommissioned submarine is now the symbol of a small, inland Australian town.
Brooklyn, New York

'Jumping Jack' Power Plant

A mysterious, abandoned building rotting on the Brooklyn waterfront.
New York, New York

The Cross at Ground Zero

Pulled from the rubble of one of the worst modern tragedies, a steel crossbeam became a symbol of hope for New Yorkers.
Melbourne, Australia

Larry La Trobe Statue

Melbourne's favorite bronze dog.
Bristol, England

Lollipop Be-Bop

A plaque claims this artwork outside a children's hospital was used in the 1998 Quidditch World Cup.
Bristol, England

Clifton Rocks Railway

The abandoned funicular tunnel was a secret base for the BBC during World War II.
Stockholm, Sweden

Kastellet Stockholm

The Swedish flag over this small naval fort signals whether or not the nation is at peace.
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Elephant Nature Park

Thailand's distressed elephants find peace at this Chiang Mai sanctuary.
Melbourne, Australia

'Mr. Lizard and Gumnut Baby' Statue

Children's author May Gibbs' beloved stories about the tiny, human-like "Gumnut Babies" are immortalized in bronze.
New York, New York

Survivor Tree

The last living thing to come out of the rubble after 9/11 is now a symbol of hope and resilience.
New York, New York

Gay Liberation

The first piece of public art dedicated to LGBT rights.
George Town, Malaysia

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

The lavish, well-preserved home of a wealthy Baba Nyonya family is now a cultural museum.
Melbourne, Australia

Princess Theatre

One of the oldest theaters in Australia, it's also said to be haunted by a performer who died on stage.
Red Cliffs, Australia

Big Lizzie

One of the world's largest tractors was built to replace camel caravans.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cuypers Library

This gorgeous reading room houses the oldest and largest art history library in the Netherlands.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Micropia

The world's first zoo for microbes collecting the horrible and wonderful things living on and around us.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat

An Amsterdam street lined with antique shops each one dedicated to a different obscure collection.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hans Brinker Budget Hotel

Debatably clever, or just plain honest hotel advertised as "The Worst Hotel in the World."
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Homomonument

Three connected pink triangles memorialize persecuted gays and lesbians throughout history.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theater Tuschinski

A beautifully eclectic mix of architectural styles.
Melbourne, Australia

AC/DC Lane

A colorful street named for the legendary Australian rock band.
East Melbourne, Australia

Fairies Tree

A whimsical menagerie of creatures carved into a 300-year-old tree trunk.