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London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
Los Angeles, California

The Museum of Death

World's largest collection of serial killer artwork and other macabre exhibits.
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lion of Lucerne

This memorial commemorating fallen Swiss Guards of the French Revolution has been called the saddest stone in the world.
Iceland

Bridge Between Continents

Walk in the footsteps of the gods and straddle two tectonic plates.
Fraser Island, Australia

Lake McKenzie

The only pollutant in the clear blue water is sunscreen.
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
Cowra, Australia

Japanese War Cemetery and Garden

Final resting place for hundreds of prisoners of war.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic L.A. bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank—both symbolic and chic.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Launch Site of the Titanic

A museum marks and documents the site of the Titanic's launch.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Luchtsingel

Built by crowdsourcing, this wooden foot bridge saved a part of Rotterdam that was languishing in wait of city funding.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cube House

These slanted cubic abodes are a creative if odd solution to a zoning pickle.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Paul McCarthy's Santa Claus

Rotterdammers' dirty minds gave this santa a dirty nickname and cursed it to a life of wandering.
Vienna, Austria

Ungarisches Haus (Hungarian House)

The townhouse where the "Blood Countess" Elizabeth Báthory started her murderous career.
Vienna, Austria

Windows For Peace

On a winding Vienna side street, one museum has turned their windows into a monument to history’s peace-minded heroes.
Longyearbyen, Norway

Longyearbyen

In the northernmost city in the world, it's illegal to be buried because it’s too cold for bodies to decompose.
Helsinki, Finland

Pohjola Insurance Building

This insurance company building reminds customers that witches, bears, and gnomes are out there, best be insured.
Helsinki, Finland

Kamppi Chapel

An alien church provides much needed silence in the midst of a Finland shopping center.
London, England

Clock of the Long Now: Prototype 1

A clock designed to run with perfect accuracy for 10,000 years.
Taree, Australia

Big Oyster

Homage to the local produce now serves as a car dealer.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax Explosion Memorial

The city of Halifax still bears the scars of the largest explosion prior to the atomic bomb.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg the Bear Statue

A statue in a Canadian zoo remembers the WWI origins of the beloved character Winnie-the-Pooh.
Victoria, British Columbia

The Empress Hotel

This historic Victorian hotel has a scandalous history of affairs and murder.