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Shipka, Bulgaria

Shipka Memorial Church

A magnificent, glittering building tucked into a tiny Bulgarian mountain town.
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Asen Dynasty Monument

An homage to the medieval rulers of Bulgaria.
Jbeil, Lebanon

Byblos Archaeological Site

A patchwork of ruins from various civilizations in one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities.
Georgia

Sataplia Nature Reserve

The cave holds a spectacular array of stalactites and stalagmites, including one shaped like a giant human heart.
Trsteno, Croatia

Trsteno Arboretum

The oldest arboretum on the Dalmatian coast doubles as the gardens of Kings Landing in "Game of Thrones."
Saint Petersburg, Russia

John Lennon Street

A small and surprising passageway in Saint Petersburg devoted to the Beatles.
Berlin, Germany

Friede sei mit Dir

This obscene artwork on the side of a newspaper office pokes fun at a rival paper's former editor-in-chief.
Goslar, Germany

Brusttuch House

A peculiar trapezoidal building covered with wonderful humorous reliefs.
Zossen, Germany

Winkel Towers of Zossen

Several of these strange cone-shaped bunkers can still be seen around the former Nazi headquarters.
Waldenburg, Germany

Naturalienkabinett Waldenburg

A wonderfully versatile natural history curio cabinet preserved since the 1840s.
Zeitz, Germany

Cheese Mite Memorial

A simple tribute to the microscopic arachnid that gives its juices and its life to help make a speciality German cheese.
Goseck, Germany

Goseck Circle

A Neolithic celestial calendar standing in a nondescript wheat field.
's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Bolwoningen

This neighborhood of futuristic ball houses looks like an alien settlement in a science fiction film.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Gable Stones

In the days before house numbers, these colorful signs held clues about various buildings' purposes.
Steyl, Netherlands

Mission Museum Steyl

This massive collection of taxidermy is full of specimens collected by missionaries during their international travels.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Maastunnel

The Netherlands' first car tunnel has an unusually rectangular shape.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Trompenburg Arboretum

A true Valhalla for cactus and succulent lovers.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Blaak House

Elegant marble and old vaults fill this historic Dutch bank turned office space.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Paul McCarthy's Santa Claus

Rotterdammers' dirty minds gave this santa a dirty nickname and cursed it to a life of wandering.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Giant Of Rotterdam

A statue of the second-tallest Dutchman in history.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Luchtsingel

Built by crowdsourcing, this wooden foot bridge saved a part of Rotterdam that was languishing in wait of city funding.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cube House

These slanted cubic abodes are a creative if odd solution to a zoning pickle.
The Hague, Netherlands

First Natural Lanzart

Taxidermy and Natural Wonders.
The Hague, Netherlands

Celestial Vault

Hidden within a Netherlands crater is a stone bed that lets those who lie in it see the sky as a curved surface.