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Detail of the central figure.
Prague, Czechia

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

Increasingly decayed figures stand as a powerful reminder of the human costs of Czech Communism.
50.0812, 14.4040
Statue of Franz Kafka with headphones for size comparison.
Prague, Czechia

Statue of Franz Kafka

A surreal statue honoring Prague's favorite literary son.
50.0901, 14.4207
The Dancing House, f/k/a Fred and Ginger
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
50.0755, 14.4141
Brown-nosers.
Prague, Czechia

Brown-Nosers

The risqué mixed-media sculptures are supposedly a metaphor for Czech politics.
50.0737, 14.3943
The paternoster lift at the Prague City Hall.
Prague, Czechia

Paternoster Lift at Prague City Hall

This doorless 20th-century elevator doesn't stop or slow down.
50.0871, 14.4178
Confectionery
Prague, Czechia

Municipal House

A turn of the century building boasting some of the most beautiful art nouveau architecture in Prague.
50.0876, 14.4282
Man Hanging Out
Prague, Czechia

Man Hanging Out

What looks like a suicide in progress is actually a statue of Sigmund Freud.
50.0842, 14.4183
Basic layout of Kafka kinetic mirrored bust.
Prague, Czechia

Hlava Franze Kafky (Franz Kafka's Head)

A bust of Franz Kafka spins in pieces, reflecting the writer's inner torment.
50.0815, 14.4202
"The Machine," a display at the Kafka Museum.
Prague, Czechia

Franz Kafka Museum

An eerie, existential museum dedicated to the author of "The Metamorphosis."
50.0880, 14.4105
The huge Philosophical Hall
Prague, Czechia

Strahov Monastery

Two stunning 17th-century libraries and a cabinet of curiosities.
50.0867, 14.3894
One of the mummies contained in the crypt.
Bremen, Germany

Bleikeller

Eight naturally mummified bodies in glass coffins are housed in an underground crypt.
53.0753, 8.8091
Proudy
Prague, Czechia

Proudy

This automated sculpture of two men peeing will spell out text messages with their micturition.
50.0881, 14.4103
Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls
Rome, Italy

Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls

One of Catholicism's four major basilicas has a series of papal portraits that are said to predict the end of the world.
41.8614, 12.4769
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Rome, Italy

Via Appia

2300-year-old Roman road connecting the empire.
41.8675, 12.5028
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Pestsäule (Plague Column)

Baroque celebration of the end of the Great Plague of Vienna.
48.2087, 16.3697
Vienna, Austria

Stephansdom Crypt

The crypt of the imposing Stephensdom holds royal intestines and thousands of skeletons.
48.2080, 16.3729
Municipal heating plant, Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Hundertwasser's Odd Architecture

Op-art architecture designed for happiness.
48.2085, 16.3945
Exterior of the Old New Synagogue.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague.
50.0901, 14.4186
Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

Up to 100,000 Jews buried 12 deep rest eternally in this 15th century cemetery.
50.0896, 14.4171
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
Prague, Czechia

Jan Palach Memorial

Monument to a suicide protesting the Soviet invasion.
50.0795, 14.4306
Prague, Czechia

Statue of King Wenceslas Riding an Upside-Down Dead Horse

A mocking tribute to the past and modern leadership of Prague.
50.0814, 14.4254
Zizkov Tower. (freefoto/Flickr)
Prague, Czechia

Žižkov Tower

Looming communist pillar with a Czech twist.
50.0810, 14.4518