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Sydney, Australia

Mortuary Station

A special train service transported Sydney's dead from this station to "Necropolis Receiving Houses" at Rookwood Cemetery.
Sydney, Australia

Robert Burns Statue

A statue of a Scottish cultural icon in central Sydney.
Sydney, Australia

Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair

A 19th-century perch for spotting sailing ships now boasts one of the most iconic views in the Southern Hemisphere.
Sydney, Australia

'Forgotten Songs' Sound Sculpture

A collaboration of art and ornithology mourns the calls of Sydney's lost birds.
Sydney, Australia

White Rabbit Gallery

It's said to be one of the most significant collections of contemporary Chinese art in the world.
Sydney, Australia

Trim the Cat

The statue honors an adventurous seafaring cat.
Vatican City

Vatican City Walls

Historic fortifications form the boundary of Vatican City, but it’s not entirely surrounded by walls.
Vatican City

Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy.
Hong Kong

Kowloon Walled City Park

Remnants of the most densely packed city in world history, that thrived on anarchy for 30 years.
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Baan Dam (Black House)

Where an entire elephant skeleton, a snakeskin table runner, and thousands of animal remains become art.
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Wat Rong Khun

A white Buddhist temple with a golden restroom.
Komiža, Croatia

Blue Cave of Bisevo

An ethereal glowing blue ocean cave in Croatia.
Vis, Croatia

Vis Island

Formerly Yugoslavia's "forbidden island," this sleepy little city still holds the abandoned remains of military strongholds.
Split, Croatia

UNESCO-Protected SPAR Supermarket

When a supermarket opened up shop within a medieval building it became protected by UNESCO on a technicality.
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik Maskeron

Gargoyle head that brings good luck.
Taipei City, Taiwan

Leaning Mailboxes

These charming mailboxes became social media stars after a typhoon failed to topple them.
Taipei City, Taiwan

Chef Hung Beef Noodle Soup

Taiwan’s iconic dish is in peak form here.
Kearny, New Jersey

'Annie' Bridge

The drawbridge used in the filming of the movie 'Annie' has been in the open position as it was in the movie for decades.
Taipei City, Taiwan

Tuned Mass Damper of Taipei 101

Enormous pendulum helps keep Taiwan's tallest building from swaying.
Yamanouchi, Japan

Yudanaka Onsen Pudding Honpo

This 24-hour vending machine serves up homemade treats inspired by the local Japanese snow monkeys.
Yamanouchi, Japan

Jigokudani Monkey Park

Hot springs monkey spa in the middle of Hell's Valley.
Osaka, Japan

Fudo Myo-o Statue

A moss-covered statue of a Japanese Buddhist deity stands at a quiet temple in downtown Osaka.
Osaka, Japan

Dotonbori Hotel Front Pillars

Surreal giant face-pillars welcome visitors from across the globe to this hotel.
Hatsukaichi, Japan

Itsukushima Shrine

This Japanese national treasure was originally built in 593.