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Södermalm, Sweden

Abandoned Eriksdal Train Tunnel

It was meant to help transport wounded soldiers to a secret underground hospital.
Stockholm, Sweden

'Moby dick'

A statue that stood at the center of a long copyright battle.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm University Arboretum

A collection of trees from various corners of the world call Stockholm University home.
Stockholm, Sweden

Lyells Ek (Lyell's Oak)

This tree was once used to calculate the decrease of the Baltic Sea.
Stockholm, Sweden

Uppland Runic Inscription 53

An ancient Viking runestone hidden in plain view in Stockholm's old town.
Stockholm, Sweden

Hallwylska Museet (Hallwyl Museum)

The 19th-century home of Count and Countess von Hallwyl is now a museum.
Stockholm, Sweden

Dykande Måsen

A concrete Picasso in the middle of a student housing complex on the outskirts of Stockholm.
Stockholm, Sweden

Gamla Riksarkivet Lift

Sweden's first electric elevator remains hidden within a fortress-like building.
Stockholm, Sweden

Newton's Apple

This giant subway sculpture celebrates the fruit that inspired the theory of gravity.
Stockholm, Sweden

Ribbinska Huset

It is said that each of the white stones in the red facade of this medieval house represents the head of a murdered Swedish noble.
Athens, Greece

The Olive Tree of the Acropolis

Legend says this sacred tree was a gift from goddess Athena.
Athens, Greece

Prosfygika

This once architecturally advanced housing complex is now a haven for squatters that still bears the scars of war.
Athens, Greece

Klafthmonos Square Parking Structure Fortification Walls

Preserved portions of Athens's ancient defenses are on display in a subterranean parking garage.
Athens, Greece

Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art

Large collection from the 3rd millennium BCE.
Athens, Greece

Magic Sphere of Helios

This mystical orb covered in strange symbols is thought to have been used in ancient Greek magical rituals.
Paphos, Cyprus

Tombs of the Kings

An ancient necropolis of magnificent tombs.
Larnaca, Cyprus

Larnaca Salt Lake

Once part of an ancient international harbor, it's now an all-you-can-eat shrimp buffet for flamingos and other water birds.
Dipkarpaz, Cyprus

The Donkeys of Dipkarpaz National Park

The animals wander freely amid this gorgeous stretch of nature.
Karaman, Cyprus

Saint Hilarion Castle

The ruins of a fairytale castle with a tumultuous history stand high atop the mountains.
Famagusta, Cyprus

Varosha Beach Resort

A 1970s resort city now stands abandoned, caught in the middle of a divided island.
Nicosia, Cyprus

Cyprus Buffer Zone

This no man's land slicing through the island is strewn with abandoned relics of another time.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dale Chihuly Sculpture

A unique configuration of blown glass can be found inside this hotel lobby.
Berlin, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

An imperial church bombed to ruins during WWII now stands as a jagged memorial.
Seattle, Washington

Elephant Car Wash Sign

This giant pink elephant stood in downtown Seattle for more than 60 years.