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Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany

Roman Gravestone

A carved grave marker from the 2nd century is mounted in the alcove wall of this Bavarian church.
Kassel, Germany

Walter De Maria's Vertical Earth Kilometer

A two-inch thick solid brass rod that extends an astounding one kilometer straight into the earth.
Fulda, Germany

Pylon 9108

Electricity pylon standing in the middle of a shelter.
Kassel, Germany

Artists Necropolis (Künstler-Nekropole)

At this cemetery, artists are invited to design their own gravestones.
Kassel, Germany

Museum of Sepulchral Culture

This German museum is devoted to all aspects of grave culture from headstones to coffins.
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt Wishing Wells

Carved fountains poignantly placed in parks and in front of special monuments.
Darmstadt, Germany

Zeppelin Hall

This remarkable parking garage in Darmstadt has lived several lives and still contains remnants of its World War I past.
Darmstadt, Germany

Waldspirale

A German apartment building hosting as many trees as human occupants.
Darmstadt, Germany

Russian Chapel in Darmstadt

The last Tsar of Russia constructed this private church just so he could attend services when visiting his wife's hometown.
Darmstadt, Germany

The Vortex Garden

Crop circles inspired this whimsical garden in Germany.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberger Bergbahnen

This historic funicular system combines the old with the new while offering delightful views over the surrounding valley.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Bridge Monkey

It's good luck to be mocked by this monkey.
Singapore

Merlion

This statue once earned the distinction as one of the "Three Major Disappointments of the World."
Munich, Germany

Klenze's Stone Bench

The unusually large seat sits atop the base of a ruined temple.
Verona, Italy

Melegatti Bakery Pandoro Sculptures

Atop the former site of a historic bakery sit two stone tributes to Verona's contribution to traditional Italian baking.
Verona, Italy

Whale Bone of Arco della Costa

A whale rib has been mysteriously suspended from the arch since at least the 1700s, and no one knows how it got there.
Milan, Italy

L.O.V.E.

This giant middle finger statue sends an unambiguous message to Italy's bankers.
Milan, Italy

Loggia dei Mercanti Whispering Gallery

The secret medieval communication system will whisk your words above the noise of the crowd.
Milan, Italy

'Saint Bartholomew Flayed'

This grisly effigy displays an early Christian martyr who was skinned alive and beheaded.
Milan, Italy

The Wall of the Dolls

This poignant art installation raises awareness of violence against women.
Milan, Italy

Horned Madonna of Portinari Chapel

The odd depiction of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus is rooted in the Catholic Church's eradication of Catharism.
Venice, Italy

Church of San Giacomo di Rialto

According to tradition this is the oldest church in Venice, but its actual age is a mystery.
Venice, Italy

Scala Contarini del Bovolo

This palatial spiral staircase was so unusual the name "snail" was given to the noble family who built it.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.