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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

North Point Water Tower

What appears to be a wizard's lair in Milwaukee actually houses a massive water pipe.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Renaissance Book Shop

A wonderfully curated used bookstore at the airport.
Corbett, Oregon

Vista House at Crown Point

This extravagant Art Nouveau rest stop features a million-dollar view of the Columbia River.
Portland, Oregon

Transcendence

A sculpture of a salmon swimming through a brick building.
Samovodene, Bulgaria

Transfiguration Monastery

Outstanding, eerie frescoes and decorations fill this 19th-century monastery.
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

Defenders of Stara Zagora Memorial Complex

This massive stone and steel monument remembers a century-old battle that cost thousands of lives and nearly destroyed the city.
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv Roman Theater

This ancient theater, restored in the 20th century, lives on as a venue for dramatic and musical performances.
Varna, Bulgaria

Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship

This once-grandiose behemoth of a monument from the socialist era now sits quiet and closed up.
Shumen, Bulgaria

Bulgarian State Monument

This massive concrete sculpture is said to be the heaviest communist monument on Earth.
Kazanlak, Bulgaria

Buzludzha Monument

An abandoned saucer-shaped monument in the Bulgarian mountains.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

A striking symbol of the Bulgarian capital.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Largo

Sofia's legislative center is continuously reinventing itself.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Statue of Sveta Sofia

"Holy Wisdom" overlooks the city that became its namesake.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Museum of Socialist Art

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

National Palace of Culture

A vast Communist-era exhibition space in the Bulgarian capital.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Monument to the Soviet Army

A Bulgarian monument to Russia's role in World War II is constantly being painted in pop culture protest.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Bells Monument

"Unity, Creativity, Beauty."
Tustin, California

Tustin Blimp Hangars

These enormous World War II relics are some of the largest wooden structures in the world.
San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Oldest building in California still in use.
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

Martha's Vineyard Gingerbread Houses

This candy-colored storybook village originated as a 19th-century Methodist campground.
Belgrade, Serbia

'Roman Well' of the Belgrade Fortress

A misnamed well, with a deep dark past.
Los Angeles, California

Capitol Records Building Morse Code

The blinking light atop the iconic landmark has been sending secret messages for decades.
Los Angeles, California

Traffic Circle Gondola

A lonely Gondola stuck on a traffic circle sits in a spot where it once would have floated down the Grand Canal.
Los Angeles, California

Free Little Library (#0924)

A free library to stumble across, one of many placed worldwide if you know where to look.