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An extremely nice hat, made from a single pufferfish
Suva, Fiji

Fiji Museum

Museum of Fijian history, including its former tradition of cannibalism
-18.1498, 178.4256
La REcylcerie
Paris, France

La REcyclerie

This Parisian cafe bucks the usual trend of the area and sticks almost exclusively to an ethos of reuse
48.8976, 2.3441
The Bells Monument.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Bells Monument

"Unity, Creativity, Beauty."
42.6188, 23.3794
Statue of Sveta Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria

Statue of Sveta Sofia

"Holy Wisdom" overlooks the city that became its namesake.
42.6978, 23.3215
The National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Sofia, Bulgaria

National Palace of Culture

A vast Communist-era exhibition space in the Bulgarian capital.
42.6847, 23.3189
Monument to the Soviet Army
Sofia, Bulgaria

Monument to the Soviet Army

A Bulgarian monument to Russia's role in World War II is constantly being painted in pop culture protest
42.6917, 23.3364
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

A striking symbol of the Bulgarian capital.
42.6958, 23.3330
The Largo Party House.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Largo

Sofia's legislative center is continuously reinventing itself.
42.6976, 23.3250
Montenegro

Our Lady of the Rocks

A tiny church on a man-made island in the Adriatic
42.4867, 18.6889
The wall at the Bay of Kotor
Kotor, Montenegro

Fortifications of Kotor

These historic defenses ensured the city within would survive hundreds of years of occupations, sieges, and invasions
42.4257, 18.7724
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Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships

Where the lovelorn find a home for their sentimental keepsakes.
45.8158, 15.9736
Luxury Ship, 1974 by Drago Jurak
Zagreb, Croatia

Croatian Museum of Naïve Art

An eclectic art form practiced by untrained masters is celebrated at this museum in the heart of Zagreb's old Upper Town.
45.8153, 15.9732
Săpânța, Romania

The Merry Cemetery

A small town Romanian cemetery filled with darkly humorous gravestones.
47.9713, 23.6950
Arch of Triumph, Bucharest, Romania. (Liliana Suruceanu/AtlasObscura)
Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest
44.4377, 26.0974
Salina Turda
Turda, Romania

Salina Turda

This massive underground salt mine now holds a sci-fi theme park in its depths
46.5877, 23.7877
18th century Viennese Apoteka
Sibiu, Romania

Pharmacy Museum of Sibiu

A stunning 18th century pharmacy and medieval chemist's collection.
45.7983, 24.1518
Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs
Brașov, Romania

Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs

The European towns of Brașov and Râșnov each have proud signs reminiscent of the Hollywood sign
45.6580, 25.6012
Belpasso, Italy

Mount Etna

The world's most active stratovolcano is almost always erupting
37.7498, 14.9998
Syracuse, Italy

Ear of Dionysius

Italian cave with exceptional acoustics and an unsavory history
37.0762, 15.2763
(Flickr/muscolinos)
Caltagirone, Italy

Ceramic Steps of Caltagirone

142 ceramic steps become a mosaic once a year
37.2372, 14.5132
San Lawrenz, Malta

The Azure Window and the Blue Hole

Two geological phenomena in one precarious locale: a towering stone window, and a deep blue void.
36.0536, 14.1884
Casa Rocca Piccola
Valletta, Malta

Casa Rocca Piccola

Dynastic Home of the De Piro Family
35.9030, 14.5191
Mellieha, Malta

Popeye's Village

An abandoned set from the 1980 film 'Popeye', claimed and repurposed as a theme park by creative locals
35.9608, 14.3413
Los Angeles, California

The Silent Movie Theater

The last of its kind in the country.
34.0820, -118.3615