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East Melbourne, Australia

Captain Cook's Cottage

The 18th-century home was disassembled into 253 cases and brought all the way from the other side of the world.
East Melbourne, Australia

Fairies Tree

A whimsical menagerie of creatures carved into a 300-year-old tree trunk.
Melbourne, Australia

Old Melbourne Gaol

Once housing children next to hardened criminals this historic jail once displayed Ned Kelly's skull until it was stolen.
Melbourne, Australia

Wunderkammer

The word 'wunderkammer' translates as 'wonder-chamber'. This Wunderkammer is both a museum and a retail store.
Port Campbell, Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Nine limestone rock stacks on Australia's "Shipwreck Coast."
Port Campbell, Australia

Loch Ard Gorge

A clear example of the process of erosion in action.
Border Village, Australia

Nullarbor Links

The holes in the world's longest golf course are in a series of different towns.
Penong, Australia

Penong Windmill Museum

A tiny town's spinning, whirling propeller collection holds Australia's largest windmill.
Varley, Australia

Rabbit Cemetery

A unique memorial to the bunnies who died because of Australia's historic Rabbit Proof Fence.
Lyon, France

Musée Miniature et Cinéma

Monsters and miniatures are held in equal esteem at this wondrous museum.
Lyon, France

Traboules Secret Passages

Hundreds of hidden passageways weave through the old quarters of Lyon.
Grangemouth, Scotland

The Kelpies

The heads of two giant mythological water horses honor Scotland's horselord past.
Kalamunda, Australia

The Bibbulmun Track

A beautiful hike through national parks, forests and beaches in Western Australia.
Esperance, Australia

Skylab’s Remains

A tiny museum in Esperance, Australia, displays a bunch of space debris from NASA’s Skylab.
Kulin, Australia

Tin Horse Highway

There's a lot of horsing around on this lonely stretch of Australian highway.
Hyden, Australia

Wave Rock

This gracefully curving formation looks like a massive wave that was suddenly turned to stone.
Wellington Mill, Australia

Gnomesville

Thousands of lawn gnomes have infested this Australian roundabout.
Dumbleyung, Australia

Site of 1964 World Water Speed Record

Australia's Dumbleyung Lake facilitated the first daredevil who ever broke both the land and water speed record in the same year.
Wagin, Australia

Giant Ram

Everything about this over-size novelty animal is huge including its testicles.
Mundaring, Australia

Goldfields Water Supply Scheme

An engineering masterpiece, or “Scheme of Madness?”
Knaresborough, England

Chapel of Our Lady of the Crag

A 600-year-old mini shrine guarded by a sword-wielding knight hides in a crumbling cliff face.
Knaresborough, England

Mother Shipton's Cave and the Petrifying Well

Once thought to be the mysterious work of a witchy prophetess, a well with unusual properties turns objects into "stone".
Eyemouth, Scotland

'Widows and Bairns'

A poignant memorial shows the widows and children left heartbroken by the worst fishing disaster in Scottish history.
St. Augustine, Florida

Pinehurst and San Sebastian Cemeteries

The graves in Florida's oldest African-American cemeteries are marked with shells, stones, and mementos of the deceased.