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59 Rivoli in 2005.
Paris, France

59 Rivoli

Notorious artist squat renovated into legal studios.
48.8592, 2.3458
Exterior of Centre Pompidou
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
48.8606, 2.3526
The Hokonui Moonshine Museum.
Gore, New Zealand

Hokonui Moonshine Museum

Celebrating the history of whiskey production during New Zealand's era of prohibition.
-46.0973, 168.9458
185 Chairs Memorial
Christchurch, New Zealand

185 Chairs

An unusual and powerful memorial in which earthquake victims are remembered by empty white chairs.
-43.5331, 172.6425
Giant bull statue in downtown Bulls
Bulls, New Zealand

The Town of Bulls

The "punniest place on Earth” has nearly as many bull-themed puns as it does people.
-40.1743, 175.3854
Lanarch Castle, Dunedin.
Larnachs Castle, New Zealand

Larnach Castle

One of New Zealand’s few castles boasts beautiful gardens, grand architecture, and a history filled with family drama.
-45.8616, 170.6272
(Flickr/(nz)dave)
Cardrona, New Zealand

Cardrona Bra Fence

Hundreds of bras, blowing in the wind.
-44.8582, 169.0261
The Steampunk HQ zeppelin.
Oamaru, New Zealand

Steampunk HQ

The premier place to experience the Victorian imagining of the steam-powered future.
-45.1024, 170.9698
Puzzling World
Wanaka, New Zealand

Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World

New Zealand's epic shrine to all things puzzling.
-44.6968, 169.1616
Baldwin Street
Dunedin, New Zealand

Baldwin Street

The world's steepest street seems to have houses sliding down it.
-45.8493, 170.5344
The Moeraki Boulders at sunrise. (Wikimedia Commons)
Hampden, New Zealand

Moeraki Boulders

Highly spherical boulders on the shores of New Zealand.
-45.3477, 170.8273
Punakaiki, New Zealand

Pancake Rocks

This strange geological landscape erupts with sudden bursts of water.
-42.1084, 171.3363
South Island, New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier

The glacier tucked within a New Zealand rainforest.
-43.4667, 170.1833
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
Lonely tree amongst mountains in Wanaka.
Wanaka, New Zealand

Lone Tree of Lake Wanaka

A solitary tree has grown up all alone on Lake Wanaka, backdropped by the beautiful Southern Alps.
-44.7001, 169.1175
Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford Sound

Dolphins, ancient clams and hundreds of waterfalls make this one of the world's top tourist destinations.
-44.6694, 167.9256
Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor, Cambodia.
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
13.3586, 103.8626
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
Sengaku-Ji
Tokyo, Japan

Sengaku-Ji

This Buddhist temple is home to the graves of the Japanese national legends, the 47 Ronin.
35.6377, 139.7363
Hachikō at the station
Tokyo, Japan

Hachiko

After a profound show of devotion for his master, a dog becomes the symbol of loyalty for an entire nation.
35.7180, 139.7788
Ryōan-ji
Kyoto, Japan

Ryōan-ji

The quintessential Japanese rock garden has existed for more than 500 years.
35.0323, 135.7213
Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

The Ten Thousand "Torii" Shrine.
34.9672, 135.7733
Monkeys lounging in the hot springs of the park
Yamanouchi, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park

Hot springs monkey spa in the middle of Hell's Valley.
36.7446, 138.4126
Sagano Bamboo Forest
Kyoto, Japan

Sagano Bamboo Forest

The sound of swaying stalks in this stunning grove has been voted to be a governmentally recognized sound.
35.0167, 135.6710