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The Dancing House, f/k/a Fred and Ginger
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
50.0755, 14.4141
The Citadella
Budapest, Hungary

The Citadella

From Austrians to Nazis to Soviets, this historic Budapest fortress has a history as complex as the city itself.
47.4869, 19.0466
The Garden of Philosophy
Budapest, Hungary

The Garden of Philosophy

Tucked away near more famous landmarks lies a statue meant to symbolize the confluence and continuing development of human culture.
47.4893, 19.0394
The grade is about 37 degrees
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.
47.4982, 19.0391
Calvary Banska Stiavnica
Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia

Calvary of Banska Stiavnica

Slovakia's finest hilltop chapel complex is in danger of falling apart, but beautiful nonetheless.
48.4617, 18.9139
Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.
44.3529, -72.7402
The cemetery on Ricker Mountain.
Waterbury, Vermont

Ricker Basin

The remains of a deserted 1800s farming community can be found in Little River State Park.
44.3898, -72.7673
Hotel Galéria Spirit and 3D-Mouchodlak (my traveling figurica)
Bratislava, Slovakia

Hotel Galéria Spirit

A unique hotel for the artistic soul.
48.1598, 17.1072
View from Rudnayovo námestie (2016, Sebastián Wortys)
Bratislava, Slovakia

Obrazáreň pri Dóme

An abandoned church with dreamlike images in place of windows.
48.1417, 17.1050
Cumil the Sewer Worker
Bratislava, Slovakia

Cumil the Sewer Worker

This Slovakian statue of an emerging sewer worker might just be a bronze peeping tom.
48.1429, 17.1089
Most SNP
Bratislava, Slovakia

Most SNP

This Slovak bridge is known both for its connection to a national uprising and its UFO-shaped eatery.
48.1384, 17.1046
Hanging Lake
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Hanging Lake

Crystal clear lake with a shoreline of travertine located in a Colorado canyon.
39.6014, -107.1918
Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor, Cambodia.
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
13.3586, 103.8626
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history.
40.7275, -73.9801
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
Einstein's Brain Slides
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's brain.
39.9535, -75.1768
New York, New York

City Hall Station

A beautiful and abandoned New York subway station from 1904, complete with chandelier.
40.7134, -74.0046
The baby flying monkeys at the back of One Main
Burlington, Vermont

Flying Monkey Sculptures

Scary metal statues adorn some of the signature buildings of Burlington, VT.
44.4758, -73.2195
Rock of Ages Granite Quarry
Barre, Vermont

Rock of Ages Granite Quarry

Tour the world's largest deep-hole dimension granite quarry, view the plant where gravestones are made, and roll a ball down the outdoor granite bowling alley.
44.1567, -72.4914
Gravestone of a pilot. (Wikimedia Commons)
Barre, Vermont

Hope Cemetery

Large cemetery known as the museum of granite sculpture.
44.2140, -72.4963
William Stowell tomb
Montpelier, Vermont

Green Mount Cemetery

Beautiful hillside Vermont cemetery with amazing funerary art.
44.2570, -72.5974
The OCBC Skyway traverses the Supertree Grove
Singapore

Gardens by the Bay

Singapore's landscaping project is home to 18 incredible Supertrees.
1.2787, 103.8649
CHIJMES
Singapore

CHIJMES

A historical convent known for taking in bad luck babies left on its doorstep is now an upscale shopping center.
1.2953, 103.8515
The Forbidden City
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
39.9225, 116.3968