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Riga, Latvia

Freedom Monument

This celebration of Latvia’s freedom and independence avoided demolition over half a century of Soviet occupation.
Tallinn, Estonia

Seaplane Harbour

Disused seaplane hangar gets a second life as the jaw-dropping home of Estonia's museum of maritime history.
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.
West Glacier, Montana

Going-to-the-Sun Road

The only road through the heart of Glacier National Park.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring

The largest hot spring in the United States is, as the name suggests, a stunning show of natural color.
Minnesota

Iona's Beach

When waves crash onto this section of beach, the rocks sing a song.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hahn/Cock

One of two giant blue cockerel statues erected with an intentional double meaning.
Tallinn, Estonia

Hellemann Tower and City Walls

Walk along the medieval fortifications that have been protecting Tallinn since the 14th century.
Zurich, Switzerland

MFO Park

Vines grow up the metal bars in this public park created from an old machine factory.
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

Ratstrinkstube Clock Tower

Every hour the doors open to reenact the legend of the heroic mayor who saved his town by drinking a gallon of wine.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Margutis Easter Egg

A 300-kilogram egg sculpture that embodied a neighborhood revival.
Vilnius, Lithuania

The Church of St. Anne

Legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte fell in love with this Gothic church.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnil Museum of Illusions

Things aren't quite what they seem at this mind-bending museum.
Riga, Latvia

Jauniela (New Street)

This charming Latvian lane doubled as Baker Street on the Soviet Union’s version of Sherlock Holmes.
Riga, Latvia

House of the Blackheads

The reconstruction of this prominent building fulfilled a long-written command.
Riga, Latvia

Black Cat of Riga

A black cat protests the City Guild in Riga's Old Town.
Riga, Latvia

Art Nouveau in Riga

Flamboyant architecture from the turn of 20th century.
Riga, Latvia

Riga Central Market

3,000 market stands in five former Zeppelin hangars.
Vilnius, Lithuania

The Mermaid of Užupis

Travelers who fall victim to this mermaid's charms are destined to stay in Užupis forever.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Republic of Uzupis

This micro-nation may be some sort of prank, but its constitution sure seems official.
Tallinn, Estonia

Linnahall

An empty relic of the Moscow Olympics crumbles away in Estonia's capital.
Põhja-Tallinna, Estonia

Fortress Patarei

A former imperial sea-fortress and Soviet prison.
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn Kiek in de Kök

This medieval Estonian tower provides access to a series of tunnels that have been home to soldiers, punks, and fine art.
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn Teletorn (TV Tower)

This dizzying tower was built to better broadcast the 1980 Moscow Olympics.