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A facsimile of James Joyce's death mask
Dublin, Ireland

The Little Museum of Dublin

More than 5,000 artifacts donated by the people of the city, plus a room entirely devoted to the band U2.
53.3396, -6.2583
Famine sculptures at night in black and white
Dublin, Ireland

The Famine Memorial in Dublin

The somber sculptures commemorating Irish Famine on the river Liffey in Dublin.
53.3480, -6.2501
Garden of Remembrance: Children of Lir
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin's Garden of Remembrance

Amidst the bustling streets of Dublin, there is a hushed garden that is dedicated to "All those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom."
53.3539, -6.2641
The vaults
Dublin, Ireland

St. Michan's Mummies

An Irish church where you can shake hands with an 800 year old mummy.
53.3475, -6.2755
The Dandy Lion in all its glory.
Elgin, Scotland

Dandy Lion

A baffling beast so absurd a town councilman called it "intellectual vomit in technicolor."
57.6484, -3.3167
São Bento Railway Station
Porto, Portugal

Sao Bento Station

Elaborate tile work in this railway station tells the story of Portugal.
41.1456, -8.6105
Flame of Liberty
Paris, France

Flame of Liberty

This life-size replica of the Statue of Liberty's flame is also a tribute to Princess Diana by default.
48.8647, 2.3014
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
48.8594, 2.3910
Boutique below and legs above
San Francisco, California

Dangling Legs at the Piedmont Boutique

The giant pair of sexy legs sticking out the window of this costume store have become its main draw.
37.7703, -122.4463
Cover of "The Earth Rose," an anti-war publication by Charles Bukowski and Steve Richmond.
San Francisco, California

Beat Museum

A collection of memorabilia from the Beat era in the back of a San Francisco bookstore.
37.7981, -122.4062
(Flickr/samgrover)
Portland, Oregon

Portlandia

Portlandia is the second-largest copper repoussé statue in the United States.
45.5156, -122.6792
A wooly ant picture wall at the Faux Museum.
Portland, Oregon

The Faux Museum

The home of the world's first and last remaining "wooly ant."
45.5244, -122.6726
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
Fairbanks Antler Arch
Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks Antler Arch

A morbid gateway to an Alaskan town prides itself on the hunting history it represents.
64.8461, -147.7136
Houses inside Park Güell designed by Gaudí
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
41.4136, 2.1528
Madrid, Spain

Fountain of the Fallen Angel

Commonly acknowledged as the only public monument to the Devil himself.
40.4111, -3.6825
Palacio de Cristal
Madrid, Spain

Palacio de Cristal

Madrid's romantically ornate crystal palace has been offering shelter to plants and art for over a century.
40.4136, -3.6821
Jeanneke Pis forms a counterpoint in gender terms to Brussels' trademark statue, Manneken Pis.
Brussels, Belgium

Jeanneke Pis

Brussels' favorite peeing boy has a sister.
50.8485, 4.3540
Zinneke Pis
Brussels, Belgium

Zinneke Pis

Meet the bronze beloved pet to a family of famous peeing statues.
50.8488, 4.3457
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
50.8450, 4.3500
Comic Strip Route
Brussels, Belgium

Comic Strip Route

This collection of over 50 murals celebrates Brussels' rich history as the self-proclaimed home of the "comic strip."
50.8485, 4.3417
Brussels, Belgium

The Atomium

Climb inside an iron crystal magnified 165 billion times its normal size.
50.8949, 4.3411
Pink painted elephants adorn the front doors of the Délirium Café in honor of its namesake.
Brussels, Belgium

Délirium Café

Cozy basement bar sports an inventory of over 2,000 beers.
50.8485, 4.3539
The Lemmings statue in Dundee.
Dundee, Scotland

Lemmings Statue

A bronze tribute to the wildly popular video game from the '90s.
56.4565, -2.9809