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Pyongyang, North Korea

Mansu Hill Grand Monument

A giant bronze monument to Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il is one of the most sacred sites in North Korea.
Pyongyang, North Korea

Ideals of the North Korean Workers' Party Monument

A symbol of the Workers' Party of North Korea.
Pyongyang, North Korea

Kim Il-sung Square

One of the largest public squares in the world, named after the former DPRK supreme leader.
Pyongyang, North Korea

Kumsusan Palace of the Sun

A former palace transformed into a mausoleum for North Korea's supreme leaders.
Greece

The Oracle of Delphi

The hallucinogenic center of the ancient world.
Kalabaka, Greece

Meteora

Monasteries on rock pillars, once accessible only by frayed ropes.
Tirana, Albania

Pyramid of Tirana

An Albanian monument to the Communism that nearly crushed the country is now a crumbling wreck.
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Sveti Stefan

This exclusive resort has completely covered a tiny Balkan island in a 5-star warren of guest rooms.
Kotor, Montenegro

Fortifications of Kotor

These historic defenses ensured the city within would survive hundreds of years of occupations, sieges, and invasions.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stari Most

Bridge that died in war and was resurected.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bascarsija

Oriental bazaar in the heart of Sarajevo.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Museum of the Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

The place where World War I began.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Roses

A number of craters left by fatal mortar strikes have been filled with red resin to remember those lost during the Siege of Sarajevo.
Bled, Slovenia

Bled Island and Castle

This one-time health resort was used by aristocrats around the world.
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dragon Bridge

A whimsical bridge adorned with decorative dragons.
Belgrade, Serbia

Western City Gate of Belgrade

A pair of connected skyscrapers form this symbolic gateway.
Sofia, Bulgaria

National Palace of Culture

A vast Communist-era exhibition space in the Bulgarian capital.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

A striking symbol of the Bulgarian capital.
Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest.
Pripyat, Ukraine

Pripyat Amusement Park

This attraction was abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster.
Pripyat, Ukraine

Abandoned City of Pripyat

The ghost town left by the worst nuclear disaster of all time is being taken over by nature and urban explorers.
Ivankivs'kyi district, Ukraine

Duga 'Russian Woodpecker' Radar

This derelict superstructure was a very important warning system for the Soviet military.
Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau State Circus

This abandoned Soviet circus is slowly being restored to its Communist-era glory.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.