Odd and Unusual

These landmarks catch the eye because they are strikingly different.

Anker Clock aka Ankeruhr

Vienna, Austria
The clock was built between 1911 and 1917 by the painter and sculptor Franz von Matsch. It is a of Art Nouveau design. It forms a bridge between the two parts of the Anker Insurance Company's building.top

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall stretches over approximately 6,400 km (4,000 miles) from Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west. Some portions north of Beijing and near tourist centers have been preserved, but in many locations the Wall is in disrepair.top

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
In an effort to compensate for the tilt, the upper floors were built with one side taller than the other. Because of this, the tower is actually curved. The top of the tower is about 3.9 metres (12 ft 10 in) from where it should be.top

Sagrada Família Church of the Holy Family

Barcelona, Catalonia, 08013, Spain
Due to interruptions caused by war and lack of private donations, the construction of Barcelona's Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family has taken over 120 years.top

The Pinnacles

Western Australia, Australia
Scientists debate how these limestone dunes were formed, but the area receives over 250,000 visitors a year. When the sun is low in the sky, the light brings out the colors and the extended shadows create a contrast that brings out their features.top

Valle de la Luna

El Loa Province, Chile
The Valle de la Luna or Valley of the Moon has an impressive range of color and texture, looking somewhat similar to the surface of the moon. The landmark was declared a Nature Sanctuary in 1982 for its great natural beauty and strange lunar landscapetop

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