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Helsinki, Finland

The National Library of Finland

Architecturally stunning library serves as the hub of Finnish scholarly life and culture.
Knoydart, Scotland

Old Forge Pub

A pub that is literally in the middle of nowhere, but continues to do business.
Durness, Scotland

Smoo Cave

A sea cave with a waterfall and Viking past
Orkney, Scotland

Ring of Brodgar

The true age of this ancient stone circle is unknown, but its stunning vista isn't in question.
Orkney, Scotland

Maeshowe

Thanks to both terrific preservation and historic vandalism this ancient site is known as the "Heart of Neolithic Orkney."
Orkney, Scotland

Tomb of the Eagles

This Scottish burial tomb once held hundreds of ancient eagle bones.
John o' Groats, Scotland

John o' Groats Marker

The sign marks one of the endpoints to mainland Britain's longest overland travel route.
Dunnet, Scotland

Dunnet Head Lighthouse

The most northern place on the mainland of Great Britain.
Highland, Scotland

Oil Rig Graveyard

Where the sleeping monsters of Scotland's oil industry are left to rust.
Forres, Scotland

The House of Automata

A curious collection of mechanical moving figures.
Highland, Scotland

Cawdor Castle

The location of this historic castle was inspired by a donkey.
Northumberland, England

St. Nicholas Church House

Decaying 18th-century church converted to a single-family home.
La Geneytouse, France

St. Nicolas Pierre's Initiatiques (Initiatory Stones)

More than 140 granite sculptures decorate the lawn of this French sculptor.
Poitiers, France

Le Clitoris

This anatomical sculpture raises awareness about violence against women and promotes gender equality.
Pirou, France

Pirou-Plage Ghost Village

An abandoned beach resort in Normandy reclaimed by artists.
Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France

Pointe du Hoc

A daring D-Day assault by U.S. Army Rangers is commemorated atop the high cliffs of this strategic point.
Saint-Germain-des-Vaux, France

Port Racine

The smallest port in France is named after the pirate who created it.
Strasbourg, France

Historic Wine Cellar of Strasbourg Hospital

This 14th century wine cellar is home to the oldest barrel-stored wine in the world.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Holbein Horse

A horse statue that receives constant makeovers from graffiti artists and locals.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Brewers’ and Bakers’ Guild Windows at Freiburg Münster

This medieval cathedral houses stained-glass windows featuring saints and pretzels.
Rottweil, Germany

ThyssenKrupp Test Tower

Built to test magnetically levitated elevators, the tower also boasts Germany's highest visitor platform.
Gothenburg, Sweden

Feskekôrka - The "Fish Church"

A Gothic-inspired fish market is Gothenburg's best place to find loaves and fishes.
Stockholm, Sweden

Battle of the Elms

The scars of a remarkably organized public protest to save 13 elm trees are still visible in this Stockholm park.
Årjäng SV, Sweden

Båstnäs Car Cemetery

This Swedish automobile graveyard is a beautiful gallery of decay, but woe be to any who would steal a souvenir.