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Adalar, Turkey

Büyükada

Over the centuries, this island paradise has done it all, from providing monks with ecclesiastical respite to sheltering an exiled Leon Trotsky.
Istanbul, Turkey

Serpent Column

Ancient serpentine sacrifice holder that has stood the test of time.
Istanbul, Turkey

Obelisk of Theodosius

This remarkably well-preserved Egyptian plinth is pretty well traveled for a giant piece of stone.
Krakow, Poland

Aleja Elvisa Presleya

There are thousands of tributes and memorials to the King, but none quite like this one in a Kraków city park.
Riga, Latvia

Castle of Light

Latvia's symbolic mountain-shaped national library is home to millions of cultural tomes.
Riga, Latvia

Freedom Monument

This celebration of Latvia’s freedom and independence avoided demolition over half a century of Soviet occupation.
Riga, Latvia

Big Christopher

The statue of a legendary giant who carried Christ and shouldered the world's sins.
Riga, Latvia

Riga Central Market

3,000 market stands in five former Zeppelin hangars.
Riga, Latvia

House of the Blackheads

The reconstruction of this prominent building fulfilled a long-written command.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Milk Bottle Grocery

This giant mimetic milk bottle has encouraged Route 66 travelers to choose dairy since 1948.
Norman, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Centennial Prairie

A small section of native wilderness on a university campus
Rome, Italy

Veii

Rome's ancient Etruscan rival, now a park full of ruins.
Palermo, Italy

Capuchin Monastery Catacombs

Thousands of well-dressed mummies below a monastery.
Bochnia, Poland

Bochnia Salt Mine

Poland's oldest salt mine has nearly everything one needs to live underground forever.
Katowice, Poland

Spodek

While the U.S. and Soviet Union were engaged in a space race, Poland built a UFO on the ground.
Krakow, Poland

Aleja Gwiazd (Avenue of Stars)

Krakow's own version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Budapest, Hungary

Szimpla Kert

A Trabant car, a kangaroo statue, and a plethora of plants take over this abandoned-factory-turned-bar.
Krakow, Poland

Dżok the Dog Monument

A statue commemorating a Polish dog who took his role as man's best friend very seriously.
Krakow, Poland

Kraków Pinball Museum

A collection of modern and vintage pinball machines housed in the cellar of a 15th-century building.
Barcelona, Spain

'El Petó de la Mort' ('The Kiss of Death')

A cemetery in Barcelona's Poblenou district is home to this touching funerary statue, which depicts death in the form of a winged skeleton.
Milan, Italy

San Bernardino alle Ossa

An ossuary built in 1210 to collect bones from the Ospedale Maggiore of Milan.
Milan, Italy

The Wall of the Dolls

This poignant art installation raises awareness of violence against women.
Krakow, Poland

Wawel Dragon's Den

This Polish cave has housed a dragon, a brothel, and an enduring legend.
Krakow, Poland

Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Inside this Krakow church, an explosion of psychedelic color.