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Singapore

People's Park Complex

A manifestation of modernist architectural ideas, this massive, multi-purpose building was one of the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.
Singapore

Chulalongkorn's Elephant Statue

This statue was a gift to commemorate the Thai monarch's first visit to a foreign land.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

La Conquistadora, Our Lady of Conquering Love

A small side chapel in Santa Fe's basilica is home to the oldest statute of the Virgin Mary in North America.
Odesa, Ukraine

Potemkin Stairs

Featured in one of the most iconic scenes in cinema history.
London, England

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Historic cuisine meets fine dining in a hotel-restaurant overlooking Hyde Park.
Bucerías, Mexico

'El Buzo' ('The Diver')

A sculpture dedicated to the trade that gave the town its name.
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

This sculpture marks the spot where one of the greatest Roman rulers was proclaimed emperor.
Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico

Vena Cava

Get three sheets to the wind at this desert winery with a nautical theme.
Singapore

Merlion

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

House of the Blackheads

The reconstruction of this prominent building fulfilled a long-written command.
Boston, Massachusetts

Union Oyster House

This nearly 200-year-old restaurant's history includes an exiled French prince, JFK, and a very hungry Daniel Webster.
Barnard Castle, England

The Butter Market

This building was once a town hall, a fire station, a prison, a dairy market, and the target for two marksmen.
Brooklyn, New York

Love Lane

Love is in the air along the small street in Brooklyn.
Osaka, Japan

Izakaya Toyo

Blowtorches, tuna, and a jolly, chain-smoking proprietor mark this beloved street-food stand.
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Palace of the Governors

The oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States.
London, England

The Churchill Arms

This pub was 238 years old when it decided to revamp its image: It started serving Thai food.
Pacifica, California

Linda Mar Taco Bell

The most beautiful Taco Bell in the world even has surfboard parking.
Santa Barbara, California

Moreton Bay Fig Tree

The beautiful behemoth is one of the largest trees of its kind in the United States.
Brasília, Brazil

The Big Worm

This kilometer-long university building is an unexpected architectural delight.
Doha, Qatar

Souq Waqif

Qatar's oldest market can trace its origins back more than a century.
Singapore

Hawker Chan Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle

This Singaporean food-court stall is home to the world's cheapest Michelin-starred meal.
New York, New York

Ear Inn

One of the city’s oldest watering holes was originally the home of a famous James Brown (not that one).
Reno, Nevada

Topsy the Clown

This beloved roadside attraction welcomes visitors with his signature neon smile.
Nafplio, Greece

Lion of Bavaria

This slumbering beast honors the Bavarian soldiers who died in Greece during a 19th-century typhoid outbreak.