In some cases, size does matter. For instance, who could avoid being impressed by a 30-foot-high pistachio, a seven-story picnic basket, or a fork that weighs 11 tons, just to name a few.
There’s no real explanation as to why, but there really is something wonderful about weirdly giagantic objects, which is why so many of them have become international tourist attractions — sometimes complete with observation decks and souvenir gear.
Our expert editors searched high and low — reading more than a few local travel guides and clicking through a slew of user-submitted selfies on Yelp — to find the top oversized oddities all over the world.
Below, we’ve put together a list of 20 quirky works — of fine art, clever branding, whimsical architecture, or even “just because” — that demand a pit stop, and maybe an impromptu photoshoot, on your next trip. Don’t forget to pack your camera’s widest lens and the longest selfie stick you can find.