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The columns looking out over the Venetian Lagoon.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
45.4330, 12.3388
The mine worker Fet-Mats Israelsson's gravestone in Falun.
Falun, Sweden

The Grave of Fet-Mats

His body was found mysteriously preserved in a Swedish mine over 40 years after his initial disappearance.
60.6144, 15.6274
An abandoned building once used by the Säter psychiatric hospital.
Säter, Sweden

Säter Museum of Mental Health

A museum dedicated to the history of psychiatric treatment featuring a gallery of art made by patients.
60.3421, 15.7117
Brännaberget Folkpark.
Brännaberget, Sweden

Brännaberget Folkpark

This abandoned Swedish folkpark offers an amazing view over the town of Överkalix.
66.3151, 22.8634
An actual-size replica of the Codex Gigas.
Stockholm, Sweden

Codex Gigas (The Devil's Bible)

An illuminated manuscript comprising the life's work of a lone monk, inexplicably decorated with a portrait of Satan himself.
59.3382, 18.0721
Biathlon shooting range.
Viken, Sweden

MidSweden 365

A former top secret military tunnel is now stuffed with snow and open year-round to skiers.
62.9155, 15.1912
The Bridge today
Ban Tai, Thailand

Death Railway Bridge

This bridge made famous in novel and on-screen wasn't actually built over the river Kwai.
14.0415, 99.5042
Ytterby mine ( source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ytterby_gruva_2769.jpg )
Vaxholm, Sweden

Ytterby Mine

The single richest source of elemental discoveries in the world.
59.4263, 18.3532
Snösätra.
Stockholm, Sweden

Snösätra Wall of Fame

Street artists transformed this abandoned industrial neighborhood into one of Europe's largest graffiti exhibitions.
59.2502, 18.0413
Lübben, Germany

Spreewald

Explore the complex ecology of this multifaceted nature preserve by riverboat.
51.9411, 13.8912
Borgvattnet Vicarage
Ragunda N, Sweden

Borgvattnet Vicarage

Said to be one of Sweden's most haunted places, this vicarage once even attracted a ghost-busting priest.
63.4298, 15.8326
Vilhelmina Ice Pole Sitting Contest.
Vilhelmina, Sweden

Wilhelmina Ice Pole Sitting Contest

Locals perched on icy thrones brave frigid temperatures during this bizarre winter tradition.
64.6261, 16.6527
Entrance to the "ice bridge" over Storjön
Östersund V, Sweden

Storsjon's Highway Ice Bridge

Winter roadtrips are a little more exciting on this seasonal, slippery expansion of Sweden's national highway system.
63.1377, 14.3936
Amalia Eriksson.
Jönköping N, Sweden

Amalia Eriksson Statue

The trailblazing Swedish businesswoman created a beloved minty candy called polkagris.
58.0181, 14.4622
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
2009 Yule Goat
Gävle, Sweden

Gavle Goat

If there is one thing you don't want to be in Sweden during Christmas, it's a Yule Goat.
60.6728, 17.1464
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
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.
-17.8848, 31.1259
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