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London, England

The Hardy Tree

This churchyard arbor is surrounded by hundreds of gravestones placed there by author Thomas Hardy.
London, England

Twinings Tea Shop

A 300-year-old tea shop that brought tea to the English people, not to mention the Queen herself.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Arsenalna Metro Station

The deepest metro station in the world.
Sighișoara, Romania

Towers of Sighișoara

Nine centuries-old fortresses guard the walls of this medieval Romanian city.
Viscri, Romania

Viscri Fortified Church

A medieval church built up to defend its village.
Brașov, Romania

Transylvania's "Hollywood" Signs

The European towns of Brașov and Râșnov each have proud signs reminiscent of the Hollywood sign.
Brașov, Romania

Strada Sforii (Rope Street)

This snug medieval lane is one of the narrowest streets in the world.
Harghita County, Romania

Lacul Sfanta Ana

Romania's only crater lake with water as pure as if distilled.
Constanța, Romania

Constanța Casino

Once an opulent Art Nouveau hotspot, the Constanța Casino is one of Romania's most beautiful abandoned buildings.
Caraș-Severin, Romania

Bigar Waterfall

Moss and stone turn this waterfall into an otherworldly liquid veil.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Snail House

A flamboyant five-story building in Bulgaria resembles a crawling snail.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Museum of Socialist Art

A collection of art from Bulgaria's time as a communist state.
Moscow, Russia

Arctic Siberian Campion Plant Revived

Russian researchers who have been excavating ancient squirrel burrows may have brought a 32,000-year-old plant back to life.
Moscow, Russia

Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy

This newly renovated Soviet-era outdoor exhibition center is bigger than the principality of Monaco.
Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster Castle

This ominous Albanian fortress houses tanks and downed planes as a reminder of their victories over Western imperialism.
Bucharest, Romania

Dimitrie Leonida Technical Museum

Check out engineering marvels of the past at this unintentionally retrofuturist museum.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Nicolaï Syadristy’s Micro Miniature Museum

One of the world’s best microminiaturist, Nicolaï Siadristy displays his lifetime of tiny creations in this museum.
Lviv, Ukraine

The Most Expensive Galician Restaurant

Get past the gatekeeper's apartment and enter an elaborate hoax of a restaurant with a Masonic feel.
Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv Statue of Liberty

This unique Lady Liberty is one of the only examples of the figure sitting down.
Belgrade, Serbia

Tito's Blue Train

Ride in 1960s style on the private luxury train Marshal Josip Tito used to travel around Yugoslavia.
Nukus, Uzbekistan

Chilpik Tower of Silence

The ruins of an ancient Zoroastrian Tower of Silence believed to be the earliest example of the traditional funerary practice.
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Tomb of Daniel at Samarkand

18m long sarcophagus of a constantly growing dead prophet.
Xiva, Uzbekistan

Walls of Itchan Kala

Ancient barriers wrap around what was once an important stop along the Silk Road.
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis

The Avenue of Mausolea is a series of grand palatial tombs.