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Franklin, North Carolina

Caffé REL

Step past the gas pumps and into a fine French bistro.
New York, New York

Dream House

La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela's "Dream House" will immerse you in an ever changing world of sound and light.
Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia Wishing Column

Legend says if you stick your thumb in the hole and it gets wet your wish will be granted.
Berlin, Germany

Berliner Unterwelten (Subterranean Berlin)

A tour of underground Berlin takes you through WWII air raid shelters and tunnels used to smuggle people out of East Germany.
Tokyo, Japan

Brasserie Kyushoku Toban

A tiny cafe that recreates the Japanese elementary school lunch experience.
Tokyo, Japan

The Asahi Flame

This enormous monument is one of the most iconic structures in Tokyo, rudely nicknamed "The Golden Turd."
Tokyo, Japan

Jimbōchō Book Town

A bibliophile's heaven that contains hundreds of bookstores, offering over a third of secondhand books for sale in Tokyo.
Singapore

Atlas Bar

A gorgeous gilded tower houses what may be the world's largest collection of gin.
Singapore

Umbrella Trees

Colorful umbrella-covered trees in Singapore's Little India look straight out of Dr. Seuss.
Singapore

Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

This family-owned pottery shop is home to the last operational dragon kiln in Singapore.
Singapore

Prisoner of War Steps

The history of those incarcerated in Singapore during World War II is etched into the bricks of a popular staircase.
Singapore

'Place of Refuge'

According to fictional Kcymaerxthaereal history, a powerful woman with a voice whose beauty could not be concealed found solace at this site at the Majestic Hotel in Singapore.
Singapore

Little Guilin

A disused quarry turned lake in the middle of a residential district.
Singapore

CHIJMES

A historical convent known for taking in bad luck babies left on its doorstep is now an upscale shopping center.
Singapore

Katong Antique House

This jam-packed Singapore antique museum preserves the fading remnants of a uniquely mixed culture.
Singapore

German Girl Shrine

A Singapore shrine to an unnamed German girl who has become a local deity.
London, England

Stables Market

Catacombs turned marketplace.
London, England

Wellcome Collection & Library

The curios of pharmacist and collector Henry Wellcome.
London, England

Temple of Mithras

Rebuilt remains of a temple to Roman god Mithras.
London, England

The Old Curiosity Shop

The quaint little store that is said to have inspired a famous Dickens novel was only given its name after the book was released.
Melbourne, Australia

'Mr. Lizard and Gumnut Baby' Statue

Children's author May Gibbs's beloved stories about the tiny, human-like "Gumnut Babies" are immortalized in bronze.
Melbourne, Australia

Raising the Rattler Pole

Not the result of an accident, hurricane, or aliens, this is an eye-popping tribute to the Melbourne tram.
Abbotsford, Australia

Abbotsford Convent

This 19th-century convent is now a flourishing 21st-century hub for art.
Parkville, Australia

Elvis Presley Memorial Garden

The King is honored by an elaborate grotto on a continent he never visited.