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(Flickr/samgrover)
Portland, Oregon

Portlandia

Portlandia is the second-largest copper repoussé statue in the United States.
45.5156, -122.6792
London, England

The Cross Bones Graveyard

Medieval prostitute cemetery.
51.5037, -0.0936
(WikiCommons)
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
40.7756, -73.9747
Children are the Victims of Adult Vices
Moscow, Russia

Children are the Victims of Adult Vices

Thirteen sculptures in central Moscow graphically depicting vices of the modern world.
55.7459, 37.6194
Kyiv, Ukraine

Peeing Colors in Kyiv

When you've got to go, you've got to go.
50.4562, 30.5114
Kyiv, Ukraine

Rodina-Mat : Mother Motherland

340-foot statue built to honour the Heroes of the Soviet Union.
50.4265, 30.5631
(Flickr/kmerenkov)
Moscow, Russia

Padlock Tree Park

Dozens of padlock-trees along the Moscow River.
55.7447, 37.6180
Moscow, Russia

Museum of Soviet Arcade Games

Immortal combat in a Moscow museum.
55.7618, 37.6211
(Flickr/mana_wu)
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The Zaisan Memorial

A huge communist-era propaganda monument and mural that offers stunning views of the Mongolian capital.
47.8840, 106.9139
Irkutsk, Russia

Nikita's Guesthouse on Olkhon Island

Intricate wood carvings on an island in Siberia.
53.1567, 107.3836
Riga, Latvia

Riga Central Market

3,000 market stands in five former Zeppelin hangars.
56.9462, 24.1043
Monument to the Conquerors of Space.
Moscow, Russia

Monument to the Conquerors of Space

Moscow's imposing monument to the space age.
55.8228, 37.6398
Erlian Kissing Dinosaurs.
Xilin Gol, China

Erlian Kissing Dinosaurs

The largest dinosaurs in the world, kissing above the highway.
43.6532, 111.9779
london-bridge-after collapse
Port Campbell, Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Nine limestone rock stacks on Australia's "Shipwreck Coast."
-38.6490, 143.0640
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
The Big Banana in Coffs Harbour. (Wikimedia Commons)
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
-30.2747, 153.1339
Big Merino in Goulburn, Australia. (Wikimedia Commons)
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.
-34.7737, 149.6914
The Big Oyster in Taree, Australia.
Taree, Australia

Big Oyster

Homage to the local produce now serves as a car dealer.
-31.9013, 152.4653
Catacombes de Paris.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
48.8343, 2.3322
Nantes, France

Machines of the Isle of Nantes

Massive puppet-automaton machines created by French artist collective Machines de l’Ile.
47.2056, -1.5640
Riga, Latvia

Art Nouveau in Riga

Flamboyant architecture from the turn of 20th century.
56.9595, 24.1088
Bern, Switzerland

Bärengraben

The bear pit or Bern, empty for the first time in nearly 500 years.
46.9482, 7.4598
Tivoli carousel.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens.
55.6747, 12.5657
"Pusher Street" in 2007, after eviction of the hash stands. A "no photo sign" remains. The hash stands have since returned. (Wikimedia Commons)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Freetown Christiania

Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street.
55.6735, 12.5958