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Various bones.
Castlemaine, Australia

The Departure

An art gallery, studio, and shop that celebrates death.
-37.0562, 144.2144
Elvis Presley Memorial Garden
Parkville, Australia

Elvis Presley Memorial Garden

The King is honored on a continent he never visited by an elaborate grotto.
-37.7919, 144.9614
A Precinct For Gods
Franklinford, Australia

A Precinct For Gods

This Franklinford, Australia site was once home to one of the remotest churches of its faith according to the parallel world of the Kcymaerxthaere.
-37.2370, 144.1131
The Sirius building in Sydney.
The Rocks, Australia

Sirius Building

Though considered an eyesore by some, this boxy Brutalist high-rise plays a significant role in Sydney's past.
-33.8578, 151.2079
Melbourne, Australia

Wunderkammer

The word 'wunderkammer' translates as 'wonder-chamber'. This Wunderkammer is both a museum and a retail store.
-37.8133, 144.9594
Entryway to Sanctuary
Mount Dandenong, Australia

William Ricketts Sanctuary

A collection of outdoor mystical statues paying homage to indigenous Australians and ecological stewardship.
-37.8334, 145.3555
Melbourne, Australia

The Haunted Bookshop

Occult books, Tarot, Oddities.
-37.8155, 144.9617
Sifting for the perfect protection at the market
Bangkok, Thailand

Amulet Market

Bangkok's men with dangerous jobs come here in search of protective talismans.
13.7556, 100.4890
Dadswells Bridge, Australia

The Giant Koala

Popular tourist destination now stands as a memorial to Sam the koala.
-36.9161, 142.5113
Larry the Lobster - and an idea of his scale (size & color)
Kingston SE, Australia

Larry The Red Big Lobster

A massive metal lobster welcomes tourists to a roadside restaurant.
-36.8213, 139.8642
Big Potato in Robertson, Australia. (Wikimedia Commons)
Robertson, Australia

Big Potato

Concrete spud looks like the North American Sebago.
-34.5807, 150.5842
Kiama Blowhole
Kiama, Australia

Kiama Blowhole

This massive water spout has been luring visitors for hundreds of years, some to their death.
-34.6718, 150.8631
The Big Poo in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia. (Sydney Morning Herald)
Kiama, Australia

Big Poo

At five meters long, that is one big piece of foam poop.
-34.6703, 150.8544
Phar Lap's heart at the National Museum of Australia.
Acton, Australia

Phar Lap's Heart

The gigantic preserved heart of a champion racehorse.
-35.2933, 149.1209
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
Ned Kellys Armour
Melbourne, Australia

Ned Kelly's Armour

The bullet-banged DIY suit of armour belonging to Australia’s most famous outlaw.
-37.8098, 144.9652
Illuminated at night by 97,000 bulbs
Mysore, India

Mysore Palace

Modest by day, illuminated majestically at sunset.
12.3051, 76.6551
Palace of the Winds.
Jaipur, India

Palace of Winds

The 953 windows undoubtedly make this the world's most beautiful screened porch.
26.9124, 75.7873
Jaipur, India

Jantar Mantar

The world's largest sundial, made entirely out of stone.
26.9246, 75.8242
A gang of monkeys relax near the temple. (robertbrauneis/Flickr)
Jaipur, India

Hanuman’s Temple

Sacred Indian temple that’s all monkey business.
26.9168, 75.8589
Big Gold Panner in Bathurst, Australia. (Wikimedia Commons)
West Bathurst, Australia

Big Gold Panner

Hopefully inspecting his tin pan for little nuggets of gold.
-33.4167, 149.5667
A stromatolite in Nettle Cave
Jenolan, Australia

Nettle Cave Tour in Klingon

The first tourist attraction to offer tours for interstellar tourists.
-33.8235, 150.0216
Big Miner's Lamp in Lithgow, Australia. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bowenfels, Australia

Big Miner's Lamp

Giant lamp houses the tourism information center.
-33.4780, 150.1357
Three Sisters
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

This trio of Australian rock spires may have inspired aboriginal legend or just modern tourism.
-33.7150, 150.3114