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Fresco erotic scene in the Lupanar
Pompei, Italy

The Ancient Brothels of Pompeii

In the Lupanare Grande the walls are still adorned with the services there offered.
40.7503, 14.4868
(Kuriositas)
Pompei, Italy

Thermopolia of Pompeii

Ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire re-opened.
40.7507, 14.4841
Plaster cast of a dog at Pompeii.
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
40.7516, 14.4903
(Flickr/rwoan)
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

A symbol of Islam in oil-rich Brunei.
4.8896, 114.9390
Kampong Ayer's stilted buildings
Kampung Lupak Luas, Brunei

Kampong Ayer

The world's largest water village was dubbed the Venice of the East by Ferdinand Magellan.
4.8827, 114.9443
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

The Royal Regalia Museum

A well kept and well documented look at the Bruneian Sultan's life and successes.
4.8945, 114.9388
(Flickr/+kev)
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

Malaysia's floating mosque.
5.9957, 116.1077
The 272 steps to the main cave, guarded by Murugan
Batu Caves, Malaysia

Batu Caves

Holy Hindu shrine in an enormous, monkey-filled limestone cavern.
3.2419, 101.6868
South Island, New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier

The glacier tucked within a New Zealand rainforest.
-43.4667, 170.1833
View in an ice cave
Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Fox Glacier

A glacier pocked with ice caves and surrounded by rainforests.
-43.4628, 170.0127
Puzzling World
Wanaka, New Zealand

Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World

New Zealand's epic shrine to all things puzzling.
-44.6968, 169.1616
Starkly colors on the shores of Tekapo
Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo

A perfect turquoise lake colored with glacier dust.
-44.0051, 170.4775
Re:START Mall
Christchurch, New Zealand

Re:START Mall

After the devastating 2011 earthquake, historic Christchurch begins to recover, starting with the pop-up Re:START mall.
-43.5331, 172.6503
Wellington, New Zealand

Colossal Squid

The world's only complete colossal squid specimen is on display at the Te Papa Museum.
-41.2905, 174.7817
Rome, Italy

Sculpture of Giovanni Paolo II

A sculpture serving as an homage to Pope John Paul II.
41.9015, 12.5004
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
47.5574, 10.7495
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua

Major tourist destination known for its bubbling mud-pools and hot thermal springs.
-38.1368, 176.2497
Florence, Italy

Medici Hall of Maps (Sala delle Carte Geografiche)

Over 50 exquisite hand-painted Renaissance maps decorate a Medici storage room.
43.7694, 11.2560
Wineglass Bay. (prasitmankad/Flickr)
Freycinet, Australia

Wineglass Bay

One of the best beaches in the entire world.
-42.1995, 148.3217
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
Antwerp, Belgium

Plantin-Moretus Museum of Printing

Most prolific publishing house in the 1600s open to the public.
51.2184, 4.3990
Manneken Pis in US Air Force uniform
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
50.8450, 4.3500
The Aventine Keyhole
Rome, Italy

The Aventine Keyhole

Rome's semi-secret peephole vista is also a once and future Crusader stronghold.
41.8830, 12.4786
Barnacle's penis (fully extended)
Adelaide, Australia

South Australian Museum

The largest collection of Indigenous Australian artifacts in the world, and the rare museum where wood-and-glass cabinets have trumped interactive exhibits.
-34.9208, 138.6031