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Houston, Texas

Virtuoso Sculpture

Once seen as a bit of an eyesore, this sculpture has become a staple of downtown Houston.
Chicago, Illinois

Bohemian National Cemetery

Cemetery featuring rare glass-fronted columbarium.
Chicago, Illinois

Eternal Silence

A haunting statue called "Eternal Silence" has quite the reputation among visitors with active imaginations.
Kyoto, Japan

Sagano Scenic Railway

A train ride to the middle of nowhere gives its passengers some of the most iconic views of Japan's seasons.
Rome, Italy

St. Valentine's Skull

The skull of the patron saint of lovers lies in the Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin—maybe.
Chicago, Illinois

Rock N Roll McDonald's and Museum

The palatial McDonald's that inspired Wesley Willis.
Chicago, Illinois

Newberry Library Postcard Collection

Rifle through images of skyscrapers, Worlds Fairs, and more in the largest public postcard repository in America.
Chicago, Illinois

The Wieners Circle

A hot dog stand where the heads are just as hot as the dogs.
Chicago, Illinois

Green Mill Jazz Club

A century-old hotspot for jazz, frequented by everyone from Charlie Chaplin to Al Capone.
Oregon, Illinois

Black Hawk Statue

This monolithic statue was erected in honor of Chief Black Hawk (even if it wasn't made to look like him).
Kobe, Japan

Hanshin Expressway Earthquake Museum

A museum run by retired highway engineers who helped rebuild after the Great Hanshin Earthquake.
Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Climb to the top of the world's largest seated bronze Buddha.
Gumi, South Korea

Dorisa Temple

Known as the birthplace of Korean Buddhism, this temple features an ancient, five-story stone pagoda.
Gongju-si, South Korea

Magoksa Temple

Ancient temple is home to centuries of art and spiritual artifacts.
Gyeongsan-si, South Korea

Gatbawi Rock

According to legend, those who pray at this statue will also be granted a wish.
Pohang, South Korea

Daewonsa Temple

To enter the lower hall of this temple, you must first walk through a dragon.
Gyeongju, South Korea

Poseokjeong Pavilion

All that remains of an ancient royal palace is a water channel that was used for drinking games.
Mokpo-si, South Korea

Gatbawi

Natural rock formations resembling monks in hats inspire folk legends.
Seogwipo, South Korea

Jeju Mermaids

South Korea's women of the sea have completely flipped their society's structure by becoming revered fisherwomen.
Geoje-si, South Korea

Oedo Botania

One man and his wife have turned a barren Korean island into a fantastical botanical wonderland.
Pompeii, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
Capri, Italy

Arco Naturale (Natural Arch)

This clifftop arch is a natural stunner.
Anacapri, Italy

Grotta Azzurra (Blue Grotto)

The glowing blue Nymphaeum of Emperor Tiberius.
Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.