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Barcelona, Spain

Calder Mercury Fountain

A beautiful but toxic fountain of mercury.
41.3686, 2.1599
The church's interior
Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
41.4036, 2.1744
The Traveling Man
Dallas, Texas

The Traveling Man

A trio of colossal statues spread across a Dallas neighborhood chart the emergence of a giant robot born of a locomotive and spilled gin.
32.7858, -96.7885
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Glen Rose, Texas

Dinosaur Valley State Park

Tracks near this Texas nature site were once thought to support the Creationist belief that man and dino coexisted.
32.2412, -97.8087
Austin, Texas

HOPE Outdoor Gallery

This failed condo development was reborn as a street art hub.
30.2765, -97.7531
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
50.0895, 14.4174
Exterior of the Old New Synagogue.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague.
50.0901, 14.4186
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
Barcelona, Spain

Montjuïc Cemetery

This cemetery features modernist statues as strange as its name.
41.3578, 2.1536
Labyrinth Park of Horta
Barcelona, Spain

Labyrinth Park of Horta

This semi-secret storybook hedge maze is also the oldest garden in the city.
41.4379, 2.1476
The Giants of Santa Maria del Pi
Barcelona, Spain

The Giants of Santa Maria del Pi

The oldest giants in Catalonia are now displayed in a 14th-century Gothic church.
41.3822, 2.1739
Friedrichstraße station in Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
52.5203, 13.3869
Chopin's Heart
Warsaw, Poland

Chopin's Heart

Chopin's heart was taken from his body when he died and buried in a church where it was recently exhumed for a secret check up.
52.2388, 21.0168
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Fotoplastikon

A 19th-century picture show in 3-D.
52.2289, 21.0085
Houston, Texas

Beer Can House

Beer lover's can-covered house.
29.7638, -95.4190
Houston, Texas

Art Car Museum

At the "Garage Mahal" in Houston, car culture is about more than just driving.
29.7720, -95.3969
Houston, Texas

The Orange Show

One man's homage to the Orange as realized through a long-term folk art labor of love.
29.7179, -95.3247
Wreckage of a Japanese plane.
Fredericksburg, Texas

National Museum of the Pacific War

Modern technology and live displays tell the story of the Pacific during WWII for the Internet generation.
30.2727, -98.8673
Enchanted Rock
Fredericksburg, Texas

Enchanted Rock

An enormous pink granite batholith, long attributed with spiritual powers by the Tonkawa Indians.
30.5066, -98.8189
Fredericksburg, Texas

Old Tunnel Bat Colony

Abandoned railroad tunnel is home to a colony of three million Mexican free-tail bats.
30.1005, -98.8210
Big Sam towers over the Texas interstate at 67-feet. (Leah Caldwell/Atlas Obscura)
Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston Statue

World's tallest statue of an American hero.
30.6612, -95.5107
Reveille Cemetery; C. Matthew Pyryt/Photographer
College Station, Texas

Reveille Mascot Cemetery

Resting place of the Texas A&M canine mascots, who watch the game from the grave with their own miniature scoreboard.
30.6136, -96.3425
"Tending, (Blue)" by James Turrell at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
Dallas, Texas

Dallas Skyspace

See the sky in a new way through this art installation.
32.7886, -96.8006