50 Seriously Amazing And Weird Places You Never Knew Existed

By Sarah Norman | November 9, 2023

Brains For Sale? Not Really, but Their Brain Sandwich was Delicious, St. Louis 1978

If the human imagination can dream it, architects and builders can construct it! From the humble to the extravagant, there is no limit to the uniqueness and creativity of buildings found around the world. In this collection of photographs, we explore some of the coolest, strangest, and most spectacular architecture in the world. 

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It was a running joke among residents of St. Louis that, if they did something stupid, someone would hand them a quarter and tell them to go to Choteau Avenue to pick up a brain. This sign didn’t point to a restaurant for zombies, but it did serve a delicious brain sandwich that patrons seemed to love. This photograph was taken in the 1970s. Since then, this building has been torn down and a hospital stands at the site today. No idea if that hospital specializes in brain surgery! 

A Spectacular On the Water Stage Built for the 2002 Bregenz Performing Arts Festival in Austria

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They’re so extra! The Bregenz Festival “Opera on the Lake”, which began in Austria in 1946, has earned a reputation for building some of the most spectacular and elaborate stages ever constructed…and they float on Lake Constance. This photograph shows the set for Guiseppe Verdi’s “A Masked Ball” which was performed for crowds of 6,800 people a night during the 2002 theatrical season. The Bregenz Festival has performed many of the world’s best loved operas, all on huge, over-the-top stage sets. As you can imagine, there are challenges to constructing stage sets of this size and complexity…and outdoors ON WATER…yet the festival continues to outdo itself year after year.