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Chester Town Hall.
Chester, England

Chester Town Hall Clock Tower

The west-facing wall was supposedly left blank to snub the Welsh.
53.1911, -2.8921
The regal carp
Třeboň, Czechia

Třeboň

In the town of Třeboň, carp is king.
49.0035, 14.7641
Karl Marx Karlovy Vary
Karlovy Vary, Czechia

Karl Marx Monument

A larger-than-life statue of the German revolutionist stands proud in a small town where he never lived.
50.2246, 12.8766
The picturesque wine cellars of Vrbice.
Vrbice, Czechia

Vrbice Wine Cellars

A mesmerizing landscape of 18th-century cellars carved out of the land.
48.9131, 16.8922
The Brno Dragon
Brno, Czechia

Brno Dragon

This hanging crocodile is thought to be the "dragon" that once plagued a Czech city.
49.1931, 16.6088
(Flickr/Tjflex2)
Ostrov nad Oslavou, Czechia

Tongue of St. John of Nepomuk

Baroque gothic pilgrimage site holds the saint's incorruptible tongue.
49.5642, 15.9394
Another view of the courtyard
Velké Losiny, Czechia

Velké Losiny Château

This renaissance château was home to an infamous witch hunter who sent a hundred suspected witches to their deaths.
50.0233, 17.0313
David Černý's "Feast of Giants" bus stop shelter.
Liberec, Czechia

Hostina Obrů (Feast of Giants)

An unusual bronze bus shelter is actually an art installation commenting on the city's history with the Nazi party.
50.7710, 15.0594
Brno Astronomical Clock.
Brno, Czechia

Brno Astronomical Clock

A peculiar clock commemorates a historic victory won by ringing the noonday bell an hour early.
49.1948, 16.6086
Flying Buttresses at St. Barbara's Church
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Chrám svaté Barbory (Saint Barbara's Church)

An enormous and lavish Gothic church in Czechia.
49.9449, 15.2636
Olomouc, Czechia

Olomouc's Communist Clock

Tiny communists hammer away on the Olomouc Astronomical Clock.
49.5941, 17.2514
Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc (Czech Republic)
Olomouc, Czechia

Holy Trinity Column

An ornate plague column – built to celebrate life – claimed the lives of numerous artisans during its construction.
49.5939, 17.2504
The Indecent Little Man of St James Church
Brno, Czechia

The Indecent Little Man on the Church of St. James

A cheeky architectural easter egg.
49.1964, 16.6080
A bear playing in the Český Krumlov moat
Český Krumlov, Czechia

The Bear Moat at Český Krumlov Castle

Be(w)ar(e) the moat around this historic Czech castle.
48.8130, 14.3151
The Lidice Children
Lidice, Czechia

The Lidice Children

The soulless eyes of 82 bronze children stare on forever in remembrance of a horrifying World War II massacre.
50.1432, 14.1892
Liberec, Czechia

Hotel Ještěd

The hyperboloid hotel that sits on top of a mountain peak.
50.7326, 14.9846
Sky Walk in winter, open for frosty rides.
Dolní Morava, Czechia

Dolní Morava Sky Walk

The world's greatest slide descends 18 stories from this looping mountaintop viewing platform.
50.1255, 16.8004
Basic layout of Kafka kinetic mirrored bust.
Prague, Czechia

Hlava Franze Kafky (Franz Kafka's Head)

A bust of Franz Kafka spins in pieces, reflecting the writer's inner torment.
50.0818, 14.4212
Pravčice Gate and the "Falcon's Nest."
Hřensko, Czechia

Pravčická brána (Pravčice Gate)

Europe's largest natural bridge has a 19th century royal chateau built into its side.
50.8840, 14.2815
The Devil's Heads
Želízy, Czechia

The Devil Heads

Two monstrous faces loom over a village in Czechia.
50.4204, 14.4646
"Ecce mors" ("Behold death") in bones
Melnik, Czechia

Melník Chapel of Bones

Underneath this small church are 15,000 bones, arranged by an obsessive academic.
50.3506, 14.4742
Wall detail
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons.
49.9482, 15.2676
Put your thumb into the hole rotating it and your wish will be fulfilled.
Fatih, Turkey

Hagia Sophia Wishing Column

Legend says if you stick your thumb in the hole and it gets wet your wish will be granted.
41.0084, 28.9794
Santa's village.
Rovaniemi, Finland

Santa Claus' Main Post Office

Roughly 17 million letters to Santa have found their way to this Arctic Circle post office.
66.5435, 25.8456