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Kurri Kurri, Australia

Big Kookaburra

This 4.5 metre tall statue of a native Australian bird marks Hydro Aluminium's 40th year in the area.
-32.8172, 151.4837
Weighs 6 tons and is 26 feet high.
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.
-37.8200, 144.9547
Giant Ram
Wagin, Australia

Giant Ram

Everything about this over-size novelty animal is huge including its testicles.
-33.3115, 117.3389
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
Broken Hill, Australia

Broken Hill Sculpture Symposium

Twelve sculptures designed to make their best showing with the coming or going of the sun.
-31.8992, 141.4499
St Columba Falls
Pyengana, Australia

St Columba Falls

A granite waterfall cascading down is one of the highest multi-tiered falls in the state.
-41.3008, 147.9677
The Ballroom
Melbourne, Australia

Flinders Street Station Ballroom

An abandoned jewel of a ballroom on the top floor of Australia’s busiest rail station echoes with the sounds of a bygone era.
-37.8183, 144.9671
Start of Calum's Road
Highland, Scotland

Calum's Road

One man spent 10 years building a spectacular section of road because no one else would.
57.4436, -6.0301
The interior of this control tower was a mimic of an aircraft carrier ops room.
Fife, Scotland

Crail Airfield

Soviet intelligence had a keen interest in the Cold War linguistic school at this old Scottish airfield.
56.2708, -2.6049
The funicular.
Highland, Scotland

CairnGorm Mountain Railway

Scotland's only funicular railway is also the United Kingdom's highest.
57.1349, -3.6797
Barra Head Lighthouse.
Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scotland

Barra Head Lighthouse

The highest lighthouse in Scotland shines from an abandoned island.
56.7854, -7.7236
Bass Rock Gannet Colony.
East Lothian, Scotland

Bass Rock

This tiny island is home to the world's largest colony of Northern gannets.
56.0779, -2.6402
St Monans windmill and salt pans.
Saint Monans, Scotland

St Monans Salt Pans

The ruins of Scottish sea salt production.
56.2068, -2.7543
The remains of the beacon.
Fife, Scotland

Isle of May Beacon

This short white tower is all that's left of Scotland's first permanently manned lighthouse.
56.1872, -2.5573
(Greg Duncan)
Derwent Bridge, Australia

The Wall In The Wilderness

Carved panels tell the complete history of the harsh Central Highlands region.
-42.1224, 146.2483
The Bunyip.
Melbourne, Australia

The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek

A friendly monster lurks outside the State Library Victoria.
-37.8101, 144.9643
Coop's Shot Tower
Melbourne, Australia

Coop's Shot Tower

This historic Melbourne bullet factory is fully encased in a massive glass and steel cone.
-37.8101, 144.9628
Eaglehawk Neck, Australia

Eaglehawk Neck Tessellated Pavement

Extraordinary geology resembles man made pavement.
-43.0143, 147.9247
The old wellies decorate the slipway at the St Monans harbour.
St. Monans, Scotland

Wellie Garden of St Monans

Some cheeky plantings brighten an old slipway on Scotland's Firth of Forth.
56.2045, -2.7674
The Hollywood sign from Beachwood Drive
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
34.1347, -118.3209
Stones and Henge, respectively.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge World Heritage Site

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world.
51.1797, -1.8265
Belgrade, Serbia

Ruins of Yugoslav Army Headquarters

Destroyed Serbian army headquarters sits half crumbled in a largely revitalized Belgrade.
44.8056, 20.4612
Western City Gate of Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia

Western City Gate of Belgrade

A pair of connected skyscrapers form this symbolic gateway.
44.8203, 20.4047
Belgrade, Serbia

Ružica Church

A Serbian church lit by chandeliers made of weapons.
44.8255, 20.4513