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The Spirit of Enterprise in Haverhill, United Kingdom

Flying in the face of traditional British roundabout design the circular traffic feature in the United Kingdom town of Haverhill is home to The Spirit of Enterprise, a towering metal sculpture that is illuminated by lights and laser after dark. Show More Summary

The Truffle in Costa De Morte, Spain

Installed right on the Spanish shore, the sustainable housing unit/art project known as The Truffle was created by purpose making a huge cement boulder with dirt, hay and a baby calf, and then simply hollowing it out. While The Truffle...Show More Summary

Rio Celeste in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Nestled in the Costa Rican wilderness, the Rio Celeste is a stunning tropical gem whose iconic blue hue has turned it into a popular nature spot. Located amidst the forests of the Tenorio Volcano National Park the long river twists and turns through the wilderness maintaining its bright cerulean color all the way. Show More Summary

The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana

Touted as "One of America's Most Haunted Homes," The Myrtles Plantation has a reputation for strange happenings but the most frighteningly tragic story may be the actual poisoning of two children that occurred at the home. Built by former...Show More Summary

Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

With a name like the Grand Prismatic Spring, a natural wonder has a lot to live up to and this huge hot spring in Yellowstone Park is more than up to the task with its vivid rainbow ring of colors. First discovered in the early 1800's...Show More Summary

Castle Post in Versailles, Kentucky

Looking more like an abandoned Medieval Times restaurant than an actual castle, the lengthy edifice of what is now known as Castle Post was long thought to become just that, but when a fire struck the site during construction, its owner doubled down on the site, turning it into a posh B&B. Show More Summary

Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Proudly refusing to change the possibly controversial name, the Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum is a school building that was constructed as a product of early 1900's segregation and now serves as a memory to those less-progressive times. Show More Summary

The Sand-Covered Church in Skagen, Denmark

Rising out of the sands in Skagen, Denmark, the remaining tower of a once prosperous chapel now know simply as the Sand-Covered Church (or Buried Church, or Old Skagen Church) is a testament to the unstoppable power of nature. Neither man nor God could save the church that was originally dedicated to Saint Lawrence of Rome. Show More Summary

6 Times in Edinburgh, Scotland

Permanently rooted in and around the Water of Leith, the sculptural works that comprise 6 Times are modeled after the artist himself and guide visitors along a serene path to the ocean. Artist Anthony Gormley installed his work, 6 Times, only once in 2010, but it is becoming many more times as haunting as rust and decay take their toll. Show More Summary

Aeroplane Bar Letka Tu-104 in Olomouc, Czech Republic

Standing on a lot in an otherwise uneventful part of Olomouc in the Czech Republic is a rusting aircraft that houses Aeroplane Bar Letka Tu-104, a tiny bar that has been serving cheap drinks and kitschy music for decades. Slinging drinks...Show More Summary

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden in Stanford, California

Created by a group of visiting artists, the works in the somewhat hidden Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden at Stanford University offer a uniquely tribal feel to the otherwise traditional Californian campus. Placed in an out of the way...Show More Summary

World's Largest Compass Rose in Lancaster , California

Located near what may be the world's longest landing strip, the colossal compass rose painted onto the dry(ish) lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base, was created as an analog directional device at the emergency landing strip. While Roger's...Show More Summary

Colonel Sanders' Grave in Louisville, Kentucky

Despite not even starting his career as a chicken man until well into his late life, Colonel Harland Sanders became one of the most recognizable mascots in the entire world and his grave honors the man with a bust sculpted by his very own daughter. Show More Summary

Chapel In the Hills in Rapid City, South Dakota

The ornate wooden church known simply as the Chapel In The Hills was built to house a Lutheran radio show, and based both in architecture and construction on an ancient Norwegian holy house. Finished in 1969, the ornate church was built by Rev. Show More Summary

Praying Hands in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Installed at the entrance to one of the countries most controversial universities, the sculptural work known as Praying Hands lets any visitors know exactly what the college is all about. Originally built outside of the City of Faith...Show More Summary

High Point Monument in Sussex, New Jersey

The highest point above sea level in the state of New Jersey is marked by the unmistakably named spire known simply as the High Point Monument. A little known fact (at least outside of the community of elevation enthusiasts known asShow More Summary

Tower of Hercules in Corunna, Spain

The ancient Tower of Hercules is easily the most well preserved lighthouse remaining from the classical Roman age, and it is also the only one still in use, and if the myths are to be believed, it also marks the resting place of one of Hercules' greatest conquests. Show More Summary

Black Christ of Portobelo in Portobelo, Panama

The legendary depiction of Jesus Christ known as the Black Christ of Portobelo mixes issues of race and religion together with a mythic origin story to create one of the world's most singular Christian devotional items. The true origins of the Black Christ are actually unknown. Show More Summary

Homeless Jesus in Davidson, North Carolina

Installed outside of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in wealthy Davidson, North Carolina, the statue known as Homeless Jesus is a powerful message about Christ's humble life, but some feel that it makes the savior seem... dirty. The work of sculptor Timothy P. Show More Summary

Brookhaven Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider in Upton, New York

Along with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) is the only other large particle accelerator in the world, and what is lacks in brand-name notoriety, it makes up for in the creation of deadly plasmas. Show More Summary

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