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The H-4 Hercules, aka "Spruce Goose."
McMinnville, Oregon

The Spruce Goose

The wooden airship was the largest flying boat ever built.
45.2039, -123.1433
Train going over vegetables on display
Mae Klong, Thailand

Maeklong Railway Market

Six times a day a train runs right through the middle of this Thai street market, sending vendors scrambling.
13.4075, 100.0003
St. Joseph's Church
Singapore

St. Joseph's Church

The first Catholic church in Singapore is a Neo-Gothic colossus with a rich architectural history.
1.2984, 103.8532
CHIJMES
Singapore

CHIJMES

A historical convent known for taking in bad luck babies left on its doorstep is now an upscale shopping center.
1.2953, 103.8515
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne, Australia

Old Melbourne Gaol

Once housing children next to hardened criminals this historic jail once displayed Ned Kelly's skull until it was stolen.
-37.8075, 144.9650
Gog and Magog and Gaunt's Clock
Melbourne, Australia

Gog and Magog

These mythological giants take time out of their busy day guarding a Victorian market to let you know what time it is.
-37.8147, 144.9635
Clifton Hill shot tower.
Clifton Hill, Australia

Clifton Hill Shot Tower

The largest shot tower in Australia is a unique reminder of industrial ammunitions history.
-37.7942, 144.9906
Le Comptoir Général
Paris, France

Le Comptoir Général

This Paris art space celebrates the creativity and ingenuity that springs from abject poverty, especially in Africa.
48.8724, 2.3655
Maison de Serge Gainsbourg
Paris, France

Maison de Serge Gainsbourg

The former home of France's controversial pop maestro is almost completely covered in ever-changing tributes and graffiti.
48.8572, 2.3317
Beware of Words.
Paris, France

Beware of Words

A French artist's vague warning hangs over Belleville.
48.8731, 2.3818
The facade.
Paris, France

'Les Spécialistes' Fake Door

This banal Parisian entranceway is not what it seems.
48.8629, 2.3577
Front of the house
Paris, France

House of Nicolas Flamel

The oldest stone house in Paris was built by its most famous alchemist.
48.8635, 2.3531
Paris, France

Rue Crémieux

This charming cobbled backstreet may be the most Instagram-perfect block in Paris.
48.8467, 2.3707
Shelley Street and Elgin Street intersection
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
22.2837, 114.1548
The Whampoa
Hong Kong

The Whampoa

Take a cruise with no movement but plenty of style in this one-of-a-kind boat mall.
22.3065, 114.1849
(Flickr/DoNotLick)
Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Climb to the top of the world's largest seated bronze Buddha.
22.2526, 113.8997
Singapore

Bronze Bathers

The most playful of the life-sized statues that make up Singapore's "People of the River."
1.2869, 103.8495
Gloucester, Massachusetts

Hammond Castle Museum

An eccentric inventor's castle home with its own indoor weather system.
42.5860, -70.6926
Justice and Police Museum
Sydney, Australia

Justice and Police Museum

This grim museum collects artifacts and evidence of some of the most sensational antipodean crimes.
-33.8623, 151.2123
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
(Flickr/samgrover)
Portland, Oregon

Portlandia

Portlandia is the second-largest copper repoussé statue in the United States.
45.5156, -122.6792
Over 100 selections baked fresh daily, including the Tex-Ass doughnut (center-right, for scale).
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
45.5227, -122.6732
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
47.6510, -122.3473
The old gasification plant in Gas Works Park, Seattle
Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park

This former coal gasification plant found a curious second life as a popular public park.
47.6462, -122.3337