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Sydney, Australia

'Forgotten Songs' Sound Sculpture

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

Trim the Cat

The statue honors an adventurous seafaring cat.
Sydney, Australia

Eric the Pliosaur

The bones of this aquatic dinosaur turned to opal over the centuries and the beast's remains were almost sold as jewelry.
Narrabundah, Australia

Harmonie German Club

The largest piece of the Berlin Wall in the Southern Hemisphere sits outside this German social club in a Canberra suburb.
Macquarie, Australia

The Big Owl

This roadside attraction became locally famous for its unintentionally phallic shape.
Canberra, Australia

Australian-American Memorial

From a distance, this statue of an eagle looks like a giant chicken on a stick.
Canberra, Australia

Phar Lap's Heart

The gigantic preserved heart of a champion racehorse.
Canberra, Australia

The Shine Dome

This copper-coated, multi-arched dome is surrounded by a moat and lights up at night.
Canberra, Australia

National Gallery Sculpture Garden

Dozens of large-scale, creative, evocative curios from prominent artists dot the calm outdoor space around this major museum.
Cairns, Australia

Cairns Library Bats

These flying foxes dangle from the trees around the library like fuzzy black fruit.
Diwan, Australia

Daintree Entomological Museum

Australia's largest collection of rare and bizarre insects.
Green Island, Australia

Marineland Melanesia

Home of the world's largest crocodile.
Mount Surprise, Australia

Undara Lava Tubes

White cockroaches and other cave species occupy this massive series of lava tubes.
Mena Creek, Australia

Paronella Park

A castle hand built by a Spanish dreamer in the Australian tropical jungle.
Glenelg North, Australia

The Old Gum Tree

The colony of South Australia was proclaimed on a hot December day under a distinctively arched gum tree.
Waitomo, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Tubing through a cave lit with glowworms is a magical underground experience.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Cyanometer

Martin Bricelj Baraga's monolithic sculpture measures the blueness of the sky, and changes color to match it.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Zoological Roundels

These sculptures of various animals adorn the building that houses one of the capital's least known museums.
Melbourne, Australia

Wunderkammer

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

Penrose Paving at the Mathematical Institute

The beautiful non-repeating pattern honors the Oxford professor who discovered it.
Zhangzhou, China

Fujian Tulou Cluster

Walled family complexes in Southern China.
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.
Melbourne, Australia

Phar Lap

Taxidermy of the racing horse with a huge heart, who inspired hope in the Depression.
Melbourne, Australia

Ned Kelly's Armour

The bullet-banged DIY suit of armour belonging to Australia’s most famous outlaw.