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Budapest, Hungary

Béla Lugosi Bust at Vajdahunyad Castle

Late at night, the bust of the "Dracula" actor was snuck onto the facade of this Budapest castle.
Budapest, Hungary

Terror Háza

Museum dedicated to the terror regimes of Hungary.
Budapest, Hungary

Vajdahunyad Castle

This Hungarian castle was built out of cardboard and wood until it proved so popular that it got upgraded to stone.
Budapest, Hungary

Ronald Reagan Statue in Budapest

A statue in Budapest's Liberty Square honors the former U.S. president's efforts to end the Cold War.
Budapest, Hungary

Bullet Hole Markers at the Ministry of Agriculture Building

This easily overlooked memorial immortalizes the scars from the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.
Budapest, Hungary

Shoes on the Danube Promenade

A trail of iron footwear stands as a monument to the thousands executed along this riverbank during WWII.
Shibli, Israel

Mount Tabor

This dome-shaped mountain boasts amazing views and has a rich religious history.
Berlin, Germany

Arthouse Tacheles

An old department store turned Nazi prison turned artist commune.
Arras, France

Carriere Wellington Tunnels

An underground city of ancient quarry tunnels hid thousands of Allied soldiers in WWI.
Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

A monument to the thousands of Canadian soldiers who died capturing the French ridge during World War I.
Bemidji, Minnesota

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji

These crudely shaped folk giants may be the the second most photographed statues in the U.S.
Indio, California

Shields Date Garden

A giant knight, sex education, date shakes, and Jesus coexist happily in this Coachella Valley desert oasis.
Regina, Saskatchewan

Albert Memorial Bridge

This Art Deco landmark claims to be the longest bridge over the shortest span of water in the world.
Dublin, Ireland

The Oscar Wilde House

The house where the writer spent his formative years.
Krakow, Poland

Statue of Jan Matejko

Extremely famous in his native country, this Cracovian painter is all but unknown beyond Polish borders.
Madrid, Spain

Tío Pepe Sign

For decades, Puerta del Sol has been illuminated by a giant, guitar-wielding bottle of sherry.
Berlin, Germany

Stadtbahn Viaduct World War II Damage

Reminders of the Battle of Berlin still scar the railway.
Alexandria, Virginia

George Washington's Distillery

The only place for a truly presidential dram.
Stockholm, Sweden

'In Between'

What looks like a birch tree smushed between two pieces of glass often confounds commuters.
London, England

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

This unassuming building produced some of the world's most famous bells.
London, England

The Aurochs Skull

The gigantic skull of a long-extinct species that once roamed the forests of England and Ireland.
Jerusalem, Israel

Church of the Pater Noster

Dozens of elegant ceramic tiles decorate these ancient walls, each displaying the Lord's Prayer in a different language.
Washington, D.C.

'Spirit of American Youth' Statue

A replica of the famous memorial statue at the Normandy American Cemetery hides in an office building in downtown D.C.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Observatory

When this 18th-century observatory's meridian was moved, it set Sweden's time back by 0.04 seconds.