Időkerék - The Timewheel

The Timewheel (Budapest, Hungary)

Most hourglasses are purely decorative, or have over time become toys that somehow offer endless distraction for bored grandchildren. Időkerék, or as it’s known to us English speakers, The Timewheel is something else entirely. Made

Tehachapi Loop

Tehachapi Loop (Tehachapi, California)

A feat of engineering ingenuity used to raise or lower trains in elevation over a short distance, the Tehachapi Loop was completed in 1876 and virtually unchanged is still used today. The 0.73 mile (1.17

The Blue Whale of Catoosa Oklahoma

The Blue Whale of Catoosa (Catoosa, Oklahoma)

Built slightly after the heyday of American Roadside Attractions, the Blue Whale of Catoosa has nonetheless become one of the most popular and recognizable sites along Historic Route 66. Built in 1972 by Hugh Davis

The Joker Stairs in New York

The Joker Stairs (The Bronx, New York)

An otherwise unspectacular and once humble staircase sandwiched between apartment buildings that connects Shakespeare and Anderson Avenues has become an unmistakable tourist attraction in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx. Officially known as “step streets”, 

Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits (Midleton, Ireland)

Commemorating a selfless act by the Choctaw people of the United States in 1847, a time of great need to the People of Ireland, Kindred Spirits is a stainless steel sculpture located in Balick Park

R.E.M. Murmer Railroad Trestle

R.E.M. Murmur Railroad Trestle (Athens, Georgia)

An otherwise ordinary railroad trestle in Athens, Georgia that should have been destroyed decades ago has become an important landmark and tourist attraction thanks to being featured on the back cover of the 1983 R.E.M.

Storelgen

Storelgen (Stor-Elvdal, Norway)

Storelgen, more commonly known as the Big Elk, is despite its 34 feet of height, not the world’s largest sculpture of a moose. Though it briefly held that title, it is currently outpaced by only

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