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Chernihiv, Ukraine

Black Grave

One of the largest remaining ancient burial mounds of the 10th century.
Slavutych, Ukraine

Slavutych

The last planned Soviet city was built for the former residents of Pripyat after the Chernobyl disaster.
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Saint Barbara's Church

An enormous and lavish Gothic church in Czechia.
Prague, Czechia

Velvet Revolution Monument

Nine bronze hands protruding from a wall honor the student uprising that led to the fall of Czechoslovakia's Communist government.
Zossen, Germany

Wünsdorf Officer's House

A statue of Vladimir Illyich Lenin guards this abandoned building in the "Forbidden City."
Schwangau, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle

The fairy tale castle of the "fairy-tale king."
Elbasan County, Albania

Bunkers of Albania

Hundreds of thousands of concrete bunkers crowd Albania long after the fall of Communism.
Tirana, Albania

Tirana's Colorful Facade

What happens when you cross a mayor and a painter?
Tirana, Albania

Pyramid of Tirana

An Albanian monument to the Communism that nearly crushed the country is now a crumbling wreck.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw's Chopin Benches

Special benches that play Chopin's music are scattered throughout his native city.
Dublin, Ireland

Statue of Oscar Wilde

The comedy and tragedy of Oscar Wilde is preserved in a Dublin park, captured in a sculpture of colorful stone.
Dublin, Ireland

Kilmainham Gaol

One of Ireland's most infamous prisons for rebels including men, women and children.
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.
Vidin, Bulgaria

Abandoned Vidin Synagogue

The second-largest Jewish temple in Bulgaria was deserted after World War II, seized by the communist government and then abandoned again.
Helensburgh, Australia

Glowworm Tunnel

An abandoned railroad tunnel is now filled with bioluminescent bugs.
Taree, Australia

Big Oyster

Homage to the local produce now serves as a car dealer.
Põhja-Tallinna, Estonia

Fortress Patarei

A former imperial sea-fortress and Soviet prison.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Tatyana Markus Memorial

A tribute to a Ukrainian heroine who went undercover and killed several Nazi operatives.
London, England

Hyde Park Pet Cemetery

The final resting place to 300 Victorian-era pets hides inside the city park.
London, England

Bunhill Fields

A famous burial ground with a history both grim and literary.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Saint Maria Adelaide

An honorary saint of the people, Maria Adelaide became an incorrupt corpse, the clothes intact, exhaling “a strong scent of roses.”
Antwerp, Belgium

Brabo Fountain

A man throwing a giant severed hand towers over Antwerp’s main square.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Hoia-Baciu Forest

Some call this eerie forest of crooked trees the "Bermuda Triangle of Romania."