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Oslo opera house, front.
Oslo, Norway

Oslo Opera House

The design of this beautifully crafted building was inspired by Norwegian glaciers.
59.9081, 10.7512
The refinery at Oil Island.
Fagersta N, Sweden

Oil Island

Few would expect the world's oldest preserved oil refinery to be found in Sweden.
59.9572, 16.0029
The Royal Waiting Hall.
Stockholm, Sweden

Royal Waiting Hall

Although rarely used, there is still a hidden room for the royal family at the Stockholm central station.
59.3298, 18.0592
Pionen's Network Operations Center. Complete with fog.
Stockholm, Sweden

Pionen Data Center

The internet as provided by a James Bond villain.
59.3124, 18.0855
Gryt's nails.
Sweden

Björnhammaren

Once the nail factory shut its doors, this Swedish factory town was abandoned, leaving behind a modern ghost town.
58.8640, 15.3733
The Three Dikgosi
Gaborone, Botswana

The Three Dikgosi

This trio of bronze giants celebrate the influential trip to Britain that led to Botswana's independence.
-24.6449, 25.9074
Zimbabwe's old One Hundred Trillion Dollar Note with the Balancing Rocks
Harare, Zimbabwe

Balancing Rocks of the Zimbabwe Dollar

These naturally balancing rocks were pictured on every Zimbabwean banknote, up to the 100 trillion-dollar note.
-17.8614, 31.0993
Church of St. Mary in Luebeck, the bells, partly melted during the fire in WWII.
Lübeck, Germany

The Broken Bells of St. Mary's

The bells remain in a shattered heap exactly as they fell when the church was bombed in World War II.
53.8674, 10.6844
The Makgadikgadi Pan stretches off as far as the eye can see.
Tutume, Botswana

Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

Spanning over 10,000 square miles, this ancient salt pan is one of the largest on the planet.
-20.5916, 24.6724
Viaje Fantástico, the bronze sculpture of a naked woman riding a rooster is in Plaza Vieja.
Havana, Cuba

Viaje Fantástico

No one knows the meaning behind this giant sculpture of a nude woman with a fork riding a rooster in Havana.
23.1361, -82.3505
The Kvarntorp Pile offers a spectacular view over the surrounding landscape.
Kvarntorp, Sweden

A Pile of Art

An eclectic sculpture park rises atop a giant pile of ashes in Sweden.
59.1257, 15.2543
The competition has just started and the competitors are off!
Övertorneå N, Sweden

The Unofficial Mosquito-Catching World Championship

A Swedish town came up with an out-of-the-box way to eliminate the bloodthirsty insects.
66.3810, 23.6799
Oranki Art.
Pello, Finland

Oranki Art

A little-known sculpture park of contemporary environmental art in a Lapland forest.
66.9452, 23.9914
The finished product
Skellefteå, Sweden

Västerbottensost Visitors Center

This little gallery is devoted to one small town's public extolation of a very special cheese.
64.5209, 20.6557
Sun over the tundra of Lulea, Sweden (Flickr/FlexCWheeler)
Luleå, Sweden

Facebook's Arctic Circle Data Center

The first overseas server for Facebook in Sweden's tundra.
65.5842, 22.1547
Boden N, Sweden

Treehotel

Series of treehouse hotel rooms on the outskirts of an Arctic forest.
66.0729, 20.9817
The first Pirate Bay server
Linköping, Sweden

The First Pirate Bay Server

From under the bed of one of the co-founders, this server helped launch the notorious file-sharing website.
58.4143, 15.6163
The trees were groomed over the years to be remarkably straight and tall.
Jönköping N, Sweden

Visingsö Oak Forest

A forest of immensely tall and unusually straight oak trees planted nearly 200 years ago to build naval ships that never came to be.
58.0314, 14.3440
On the Way.
Sweden

On the Way

Enigmatic bug-like sculptures mystify drivers along a Swedish highway.
57.5593, 14.1427
The remains of the execution site.
Visby, Sweden

Galgberget Gallows

This trio of stone spires claims to be the only preserved medieval execution site in Europe.
57.6504, 18.3075
Memorial plaque at the place of the assassination.
Stockholm, Sweden

Olof Palme Memorial Plaque

A golden plaque marks the site of the mysterious unsolved assassination of the former Swedish prime minister.
59.3366, 18.0627
A photo of the cross taken from the same spot as the ones found in the Left Hand Path booklet.
Stockholm, Sweden

Entombed Cross

This giant crucifix is like U2's Joshua Tree for Swedish death metal fans.
59.2765, 18.0998
Snæfellsjökull under clouds.
Iceland

Snæfellsjökull

A formerly glacier-tipped volcano that inspired none other than Jules Verne.
64.9072, -23.9222
"Man Attacked by Babies" at Vigeland Sculpture Park
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies."
59.9245, 10.7075