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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lion of Lucerne

This memorial commemorating fallen Swiss Guards of the French Revolution has been called the saddest stone in the world.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Rezo Gabriadze Puppet Theater

A small but hugely whimsical theater where marionettes play out the "The Battle of Stalingrad."
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
Tokyo, Japan

Garden of Unborn Children

Rows of stone statues are dressed up to mourn children that are lost before birth.
Naoshima, Japan

Bennesse Art Site Naoshima

A Japanese corporation has turned this small island town into living modern art gallery.
Tokyo, Japan

Sengaku-Ji

This Buddhist temple is home to the graves of the Japanese national legends, the 47 Ronin.
Tokyo, Japan

Giant GUNDAM Robot

A 20-meter (65-foot) robot towers over Tokyo Bay.
Milan, Italy

Bosco Verticale

Two very green residential towers cleaning the air in one of Europe's most polluted cities.
Florence, Italy

Il Porcellino

This bronze boar's snout has been rubbed to a golden sheen by visitors seeking good fortune.
Venice, Italy

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

This community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Leaning Tower of Tbilisi

Disheveled clock tower of Tbilisi's puppet theatre.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Dry Bridge Market

You'll find just about anything in this funky Tbilisi flea market.
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Silly Walks Tunnel

Crouch down, stretch tall, and be sure to flail your legs to pay homage to the Monty Python classic.
Vaals, Netherlands

Labyrint Drielandenpunt

A beautiful maze marking where three countries meet.
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Van Gogh Bicycle Path

Inspired by "The Starry Night" this Dutch bike path turns into a glowing work of art each night.
Giethoorn, Netherlands

Giethoorn

This small town in the Netherlands has no roads but instead, miles of canals and over 100 bridges.
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi's Train Street

Twice a day a speeding train passes only inches from the homes of this residential neighborhood.
tx. Hương Thủy, Vietnam

Hồ Thuỷ Tiên

Vietnam's feral abandoned water park offers access to a post-apocalyptic funscape, now with fewer crocodiles.
Thọ Quang, Vietnam

Lady Buddha

Vietnam's largest Buddha statue depicts a female sage.
Da Nang, Vietnam

Fire-Breathing Dragon Bridge

This bridge is embedded with a giant steel dragon that breathes fire from its mouth.
Vienna, Austria

Schmetterlinghaus: The Imperial Butterfly Park

A tropical paradise just a short trip from the opera house, filled with beautiful winged creatures for your enjoyment.
Vienna, Austria

Karlskirche (St. Charles's Church)

Built to give thanks for the passing of a plague epidemic, this cathedral is a one-of-a-kind architectural hybrid.
Vienna, Austria

Votivkirche (Votive Church)

A neo-Gothic church built to thank God for saving the Emperor of Austria from an assassination.
Munich, Germany

Monopteros

This beautiful 19th-century temple stands atop the ruins of its predecessor.