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Brooklyn, New York

Red Hook Grain Terminal

The most unloved grain elevator in Brooklyn was a “Magnificent Mistake.”
Hòa Phú, Vietnam

Golden Bridge

This spectacular bridge supported by two gigantic hands looks like something out of a fantasy universe.
Stockholm, Sweden

Lost Toys of the Nybohov Funicular

No one knows who's responsible for decorating this tunnel with stuffed animals, but the people love it enough to protest their removal.
Stockholm, Sweden

Mårten Trotzigs Gränd

Stockholm's narrowest alley is barely over two feet wide.
Stockholm, Sweden

Aifur

Dine on food tied to Viking history and legend at this subterranean Stockholm spot.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Arsenalna Metro Station

The deepest metro station in the world.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Holodomor Victims Memorial

The haunting complex honors the millions of Ukrainians who died in the forced famine under Soviet rule.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Rodina-Mat : Mother Motherland

340-foot statue built to honour the Heroes of the Soviet Union.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Museum of the Great Patriotic War

One of the largest museums in Ukraine remembers the story of the German-Soviet War in iconic, brutalist style.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Kyiv Institute of Information

This exquisite, alienesque piece of Soviet architecture is being threatened by modern shopping malls.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Golden Gate of Kyiv

A reconstructed medieval gateway that was the magnificent entrance to the capital city dating back to 1037.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

This unassuming museum's slogan translates to “there is a limit of sadness, anxiety has no limits."
Ivankivs'kyi district, Ukraine

Ovum II

Sculpture that doubles as a time capsule so that life can survive radiation outside Chernobyl.
Ivankivs'kyi district, Ukraine

Duga 'Russian Woodpecker' Radar

This derelict superstructure was a very important warning system for the Soviet military.
Pripyat, Ukraine

Abandoned City of Pripyat

The ghost town left by the worst nuclear disaster of all time is being taken over by nature and urban explorers.
Pripyat, Ukraine

Pripyat Amusement Park

Radioactive amusement park abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster.
Exeter, New Hampshire

Exeter UFO Festival

Annual celebration commemorating the 1965 sighting of strange lights in the town.
Pripyat, Ukraine

Abandoned Avanhard Stadium of Pripyat

One of the most poignant ruins of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the local football team's stadium has been quickly reclaimed by nature.
Durham, New Hampshire

Smith Chapel

This small stone chapel is a hidden gem just outside the University of New Hampshire campus.
Il-Gżira, Malta

Duck Village

The eclectic seaside sanctuary caters to a rather fowl crowd.
Qrendi, Malta

Mnajdra

Stone Age solar temple is aligned with the sun on each equinox and solstice.
Stockholm, Sweden

Katarina Elevator

This gem from the industrial age helps visitors and residents alike traverse hilly Stockholm.
Gnosjö S, Sweden

High Chaparral Wild West Theme Park

The lost American era of gunfighters, bandits, Indians and steam trains is recreated in Sweden.
Linköping, Sweden

Winter Lights

For a couple of months each year this Swedish city turns into a festive neon phantasmagoria.