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Pyramid of Tirana
Tirana, Albania

Pyramid of Tirana

An Albanian monument to the Communism that nearly crushed the country is now a crumbling wreck.
41.3232, 19.8175
The Painted Forest detail
Wonewoc, Wisconsin

The Painted Forest

An unassuming house in Wisconsin hides a transient artist’s magnum opus.
43.5740, -90.2738
View From South East
Richland Center, Wisconsin

A.D. German Warehouse

The only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structure in the architect's hometown.
43.3335, -90.3844
(Flickr/davduf)
Tirana, Albania

Tirana's Colorful Facade

What happens when you cross a mayor and a painter?
41.3260, 19.8160
Bunker in Albania countryside.
Elbasan County, Albania

Bunkers of Albania

Hundreds of thousands of concrete bunkers crowd Albania long after the fall of Communism.
41.1533, 20.1683
A Sarajevo Rose.
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.
43.8594, 18.4257
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya

Ancient stone fortress considered by many to be the eighth wonder of the world.
7.9500, 80.7500
Shwedagon Pagoda
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Shwedagon Pagoda

This gem-encrusted temple is said to contain some of the Buddha's hair which can make the deaf hear and the blind see.
16.7984, 96.1488
(Flickr/andreakw)
Paro, Bhutan

Paro Airport

Himalayan airport provides one of the most difficult landings in the world.
27.4333, 89.4167
Prince Felix Yusupov and his wife, Irena.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Rasputin Museum at Yusupov Palace

Palace where the nearly un-killable Rasputin was murdered.
59.9294, 30.2987
House of Slaves
Dakar, Senegal

House of Slaves

Despite a fraught and controversial history this African island holds a powerful monument to the tragedy of the slave trade.
14.6679, -17.3989
Mata-Utu , Wallis and Futuna (France)

Ruins of Talietumu Fortress

The final stronghold of a king whose feet never touched the ground.
-13.3367, -176.2089
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Art Museum

This striking art museum holds an amazing series of curiosity cabinets.
43.0385, -87.8975
The Dickeyville Grotto: full of incredible detail and ingenious designs
Dickeyville, Wisconsin

The Dickeyville Grotto

A tribute to the twin ideals of religion and patriotism, built by a Catholic priest from rocks, glass, and innumerable found items.
42.6291, -90.5908
A display of Antarctic Rations
Antarctica

Antarctic Exploration Museum & Post Office

The best place to send your postcards home from Antarctica.
-64.8167, -63.5000
Tourists enjoy a warm volcanic bath
Antarctica

Deception Island

An abandoned whaling station on an active volcano offers hot springs in Antarctica, surrounded by ruined giants of industry.
-62.9573, -60.5509
The State of Genghis Khan. (Wikimedia Commons)
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Genghis Khan Statue Complex

Enormous statue of the Emperor of the Mongols.
47.8075, 107.5304
Ulan-Ude, Russia

The Giant Lenin Head of Ulan Ude

This massive glowering Lenin head gazes out over eastern Siberia.
51.8408, 107.6081
Underground Cathedral (Flickr/magro kr)
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
49.9830, 20.0557
Chopin's Heart
Warsaw, Poland

Chopin's Heart

Chopin's heart was taken from his body when he died and buried in a church where it was recently exhumed for a secret check up.
52.2388, 21.0168
The outside walking area for detainees in the yard.
Riga, Latvia

The Corner House

A former Latvian headquarters of the brutal KGB secret police is now open as a grim reminder of their atrocities.
56.9581, 24.1240
Third Tunnel of Aggression. (Wikimedia Commons)
Paju-si, South Korea

Third Tunnel of Aggression

Secret North Korean passage discovered below the world's most dangerous border.
37.9164, 126.6987
The Timbuktu Manuscripts showing both mathematics and astronomy.
Timbuktu, Mali

Timbuktu Manuscripts

Ancient Manuscripts showcase the civilization of West Africans during the Middle Ages.
16.7753, -3.0083
(Flickr/The Outback Traveler)
Casablanca, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque

A 700-foot-tall minaret built on the Atlantic Ocean.
33.6078, -7.6328