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Duisburg, Germany

Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord

This former steel and coal plant is now a neon-lit industrial fantasia.
Manchester, England

The Manchester Bee

Be on the lookout for the symbolic insect all over the city.
Dresden, Germany

Dresden Frauenkirche

This Dresden church was purposely rebuilt Protestant after being demolished in World War II.
Dresden, Germany

Kunsthofpassage Singing Drain Pipes

When the rain falls, this drain system turns into a musical instrument.
Berlin, Germany

Teufelsberg

An abandoned NSA listening post on Berlin's "Devil's Mountain."
London, England

David Bowie Graffiti Mural

An artistic tribute to the famous singer, just around the corner from where he was born.
London, England

Monument to the Unknown Artist

The London statue that imitates passersby.
Wrocław, Poland

Wroclaw Dwarves

The silly symbol for an underground protest group is now scattered around the city.
Athens, Greece

Pittaki Street

150 or so scrounged-up lamps, chandeliers, and lanterns light up this alley in central Athens.
Wrocław, Poland

Przejście (Passage)

A striking public sculpture representing the period of martial law in Communist Poland.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Poster Museum

A national collection of Communist-era musical posters.
Warsaw, Poland

The Neon Museum

A program of Communist glamour in post-Stalin Poland is preserved in this colorful museum.
Prague, Czechia

Statue of Franz Kafka

A surreal statue honoring Prague's favorite literary son.
Prague, Czechia

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

Increasingly decayed figures stand as a powerful reminder of the human costs of Czech Communism.
Prague, Czechia

Museum of Torture Instruments

Take a break from the beauty of Prague to explore a more gruesome side of history.
Prague, Czechia

Proudy

This automated sculpture of two men peeing will spell out text messages with their micturition.
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
Glasgow, Scotland

The Highlandman's Umbrella

Displaced highlanders would take shelter from the wet Scottish climate under the large walled bridge at Glasgow Central Station.
Glasgow, Scotland

Duke of Wellington Statue

This stately monument has been wearing a traffic cone hat for decades much to the delight of the locals.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
Berlin, Germany

Haus Schwarzenberg Street Art Alley

A narrow passage next to a cafe leads to a courtyard exploding with murals, tags, and paste-ups.
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial Holocaust memorial.
Seville, Spain

Tomb of Christopher Columbus

The final resting place of the great navigator, or maybe his brother.