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Le Comptoir Général
Paris, France

Le Comptoir Général

This Paris art space celebrates the creativity and ingenuity that springs from abject poverty, especially in Africa.
48.8724, 2.3655
Maison de Serge Gainsbourg
Paris, France

Maison de Serge Gainsbourg

The former home of France's controversial pop maestro is almost completely covered in ever-changing tributes and graffiti.
48.8572, 2.3317
Beware of Words.
Paris, France

Beware of Words

A French artist's vague warning hangs over Belleville.
48.8731, 2.3818
The facade.
Paris, France

'Les Spécialistes' Fake Door

This banal Parisian entranceway is not what it seems.
48.8629, 2.3577
Front of the house
Paris, France

House of Nicolas Flamel

The oldest stone house in Paris was built by its most famous alchemist.
48.8635, 2.3531
Shelley Street and Elgin Street intersection
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
22.2837, 114.1548
The Whampoa
Hong Kong

The Whampoa

Take a cruise with no movement but plenty of style in this one-of-a-kind boat mall.
22.3065, 114.1849
(Flickr/DoNotLick)
Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Valley in Hong Kong holds a tranquil Buddha that wants your money.
22.2526, 113.8997
Singapore

Bronze Bathers

The most playful of the life-sized statues that make up Singapore's "People of the River."
1.2869, 103.8495
Gloucester, Massachusetts

Hammond Castle Museum

An eccentric inventor's castle home with its own indoor weather system.
42.5860, -70.6926
Justice and Police Museum
Sydney, Australia

Justice and Police Museum

This grim museum collects artifacts and evidence of some of the most sensational antipodean crimes.
-33.8623, 151.2123
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
(Flickr/samgrover)
Portland, Oregon

Portlandia

Portlandia is the second-largest copper repoussé statue in the United States.
45.5156, -122.6792
Over 100 selections baked fresh daily, including the Tex-Ass doughnut (center-right, for scale).
Portland, Oregon

Voodoo Doughnut and Wedding Chapel

The magic's in the hole!
45.5227, -122.6732
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
47.6510, -122.3473
The old gasification plant in Gas Works Park, Seattle
Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park

This former coal gasification plant found a curious second life as a popular public park.
47.6462, -122.3337
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond as seen from the grounds of Ross Priory. (Margaret MacGillivray/Atlas Obscura)
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
56.0453, -4.5356
The south face of Ben Nevis
Highland, Scotland

Ben Nevis

The highest peak in the United Kingdom has a history of physics, specters, and a pilgrimage of strange objects.
56.7969, -5.0036
Oslo opera house, front.
Oslo, Norway

Oslo Opera House

The design of this beautifully crafted building was inspired by Norwegian glaciers.
59.9081, 10.7512
Oslo, Norway

Frogner Park's Vigeland Sculpture Arrangement

Norway's massive and sometimes disturbing sculpture park is the world's largest to be created by a single artist.
59.9267, 10.7014
"Man Attacked by Babies" at Vigeland Sculpture Park
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies."
59.9245, 10.7075
East Sussex, England

Beachy Head

England's most notorious suicide spot.
50.7374, 0.2477
Eilean Donan
Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

Eilean Donan

The most iconic structure in Scotland has been home to bishops, colonels, and Sean Connery characters.
57.2739, -5.5162