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Kaunas, Lithuania

Devils' Museum

Ever-growing collection of devils in art.
54.9007, 23.9110
Araisi Lake Fortress
Drabeši parish, Latvia

Araisi Lake Fortress

This wooden recreation of a 9th century lake village looks as though it was built yesterday (which it relatively was).
57.2514, 25.2828
View of the "Castle of Light" from across the Daugava.
Riga, Latvia

Castle of Light

Latvia's symbolic mountain-shaped national library is home to millions of cultural tomes.
56.9414, 24.0963
The Three Brothers.
Riga, Latvia

The Three Brothers

The oldest housing complex in Riga is a mini timeline of architectural trends.
56.9504, 24.1044
By New Years tree they mean Christmas tree, dating back to 1510
Riga, Latvia

First Ever Public Christmas Tree Marker

A stone marker and sculpture in the city of Riga stake a claim for the very first community Christmas tree.
56.9473, 24.1064
Batumi, Georgia

Alphabetic Tower

Tower with a double-helix spiral, adorned with letters of the Georgian alphabet.
41.6560, 41.6396
The Joseph Stalin Museum in Gori- in the foreground, the house where Stalin was born
Gori, Georgia

Stalin Museum

A museum glorifying the life of Stalin, located in the city of his birth.
41.9869, 44.1135
The monument and its surroundings.
Georgia

Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument

A cylinder monument with a spectacular vista commemorates a friendship that some say never existed.
42.4922, 44.4530
Ali and Nino
Batumi, Georgia

Ali and Nino

A literally moving statue of stacked metal giants just continually trying (and failing) to find love.
41.6559, 41.6436
Prometheus Cave
Kumistavi, Georgia

Prometheus Cave

This neon lit Georgian cave claims to hold the boulder Prometheus was chained to.
42.3769, 42.6006
The Reynisdrangar from the cliffs above.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

Three columns of volcanic rock shoot out of the ocean.
63.4087, -19.0173
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
64.1417, -21.9266
Harpa at night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
64.1503, -21.9325
The canyon, in all its striking beauty.
Iceland

Fjaðrárgljúfur

Strange rock formations tower above the river that snakes through this enchanting Icelandic canyon.
63.7826, -18.1584
All that remains of the bridge is two girders entangled on the edge of the sandur plain.
Iceland

Skeiðará Bridge Monument

Twisted girders are all that remain of an Icelandic bridge that was wiped out by a combination of volcanic heat and glacial floods.
63.9760, -17.0018
Þingvellir
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past.
64.2581, -21.1250
Seljavallalaug
Iceland

Seljavallalaug

The oldest (maybe) swimming pool in Iceland is a stunning oasis built into the side of a lush hill.
63.5662, -19.6076
A Strokkur geyser eruption
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
64.3104, -20.3023
Rainbow
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
64.3270, -20.1200
Reykjadalur
Hveragerði, Iceland

Reykjadalur

Iceland's "Smoky Valley" is a beautiful river that is shrouded in a constant cover of steam clouds.
64.0000, -21.2000
Kerid Crater Lake
Iceland

Kerid Crater Lake

This eye-popping Icelandic crater lake is surrounded by red volcanic rock.
64.0413, -20.8851
Iceland

Jökulsárlón

Iceland's largest lagoon is home to stunning multi-colored icebergs.
64.0736, -16.2048
US Navy DC-3 Wreckage
Iceland

US Navy DC-3 Wreckage

This wrecked airplane husk has been sitting on a black sand beach since the 1970s.
63.4591, -19.3647
Gljúfrafoss, Iceland
Iceland

Gljúfrafoss

This fantastical waterfall is hidden in a cave located in a cracked cliff.
63.6213, -19.9881