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Seoul, South Korea

‘Minor Triumph’

Children’s timeless joy is remembered in the fast-developing Myeongdong district of Seoul.
West Glacier, Montana

Lake McDonald

Spectacular views await visitors to this lake.
Belgrade, Serbia

We Were Just Children

Memorial to the 89 children killed during the NATO bombing of Serbia.
Marfa, Texas

Stardust Motel Sign

This old abandoned sign flickers to announce a motel that isn't even there.
Marfa, Texas

Hotel Paisano

A little stop along the Texas highway where Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean stayed while shooting the 1955 film "Giant."
Junction, Texas

Deer Horn Tree

A curious cone-shaped structure made of wire and covered with antlers.
Marfa, Texas

Wrong Store

This quirky outpost and gallery inside a former church is an unexpected trove of handcrafted art.
Marfa, Texas

The Sentinel

With print dying, this local paper keeps the lights on by doubling as a stunning cafe and cocktail bar.
Langtry, Texas

Judge Roy Bean Visitor Center

Once called the Jersey Lilly, this former saloon was the domain of infamous Judge Roy Bean.
Alpine, Texas

Sul Ross Desk

A group of college students hauled a desk up a mountain more than 40 years ago. The notebooks inside have become a makeshift time capsule.
Dallas, Texas

Pioneer Plaza Cattle Drive

A symbol of Texas pride.
Austin, Texas

Animatronic Lyndon Baines Johnson

Just like the real 36th president of the United States, animatronic LBJ amuses visitors with jokes and stories.
Little Rock, Arkansas

Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden

Art blooms at this unique outdoor gallery along the banks of the Arkansas River.
Bucharest, Romania

Monument to the Heroes of the Air

This sculpture used famed boxer Joe Louis as the inspiration behind its body.
High Rolls, New Mexico

Apple Boy

This cheery fruit farmer welcomes visitors to a classic roadside emporium.
Silver City, New Mexico

The Big Ditch

This small canyon park was once the main street of Silver City—until a flood washed it away.
Waco, Texas

Doris Miller Memorial

Dedicated to the first Black recipient of the Navy Cross.
Berlin, Germany

The Clock of Flowing Time

An astonishingly accurate water clock that doubles as an hourly spectacle in this Berlin shopping area.
Joshua Tree, California

The Station Joshua Tree

Meet 'Big Josh,' the 20-foot-tall muffler man.
New York, New York

Caffe Reggio

Sip a cappuccino in the historic cafe that introduced them to the United States.
Paris, France

Au Pied de Cochon

Offal and flawless onion soup are on the menu at this restaurant that once catered to the workers of Les Halles.
Holbrook, Arizona

'Highway of Dreams' 1932 Studebaker

This rusted car found in Petrified Forest National Park's Route 66 exhibit may be the most photographed abandoned car in the country.
Gdańsk, Poland

Gdański Lew Hewelion

Gdańsk's lion mascot features in a trail of bronze sculptures scattered all across the city.
Skopje, North Macedonia

The Statues of Skopje

These abundant, over-the-top monuments are so widely scattered that they define the entire compact capital cityscape, often leading to jokes about whether there are more statues than residents.