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Houses with eyes.
Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu's Houses with Eyes

Something's watching you.
45.7966, 24.1514
Bran Castle
Bran, Romania

Bran Castle

The possible imprisonment of Vlad the Impaler here earned the medieval castle its nickname, "Dracula's Castle."
45.5149, 25.3672
Corvin Castle
Hunedoara, Romania

Corvin Castle

This Romanian fairytale castle would make Dracula (who is said to have been imprisoned there) jealous.
45.7489, 22.8915
It was commissioned by King Carol I was captivated by the scenic locale.
Sinaia, Romania

Peles Castle

This elaborately decorated, fairytale-like Romanian royal palace is one of the most striking castles in Europe.
45.3599, 25.5427
Example of Unicum as Molotov Cocktail.
Budapest, Hungary

Zwack Unicum Museum

Central Europe's largest collection of mini-bottles is on display at this museum devoted to a bitter Hungarian liquor.
47.4759, 19.0697
The Citadella
Budapest, Hungary

The Citadella

From Austrians to Nazis to Soviets, this historic Budapest fortress has a history as complex as the city itself.
47.4869, 19.0466
Columbo Statue
Budapest, Hungary

Columbo Statue

Uh, pardon me, ma'am, but I couldn't help noticing that there's a Columbo statue in the middle of Budapest.
47.5126, 19.0489
The Old Vine.
Maribor, Slovenia

The Old Vine

The world's oldest grape-producing vine has survived four centuries of turmoil and even has its own anthem.
46.5566, 15.6442
Exterior of the Old New Synagogue.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague.
50.0901, 14.4186
Statue of Franz Kafka with headphones for size comparison.
Prague, Czechia

Statue of Franz Kafka

A surreal statue honoring Prague's favorite literary son.
50.0901, 14.4207
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
Basic layout of Kafka kinetic mirrored bust.
Prague, Czechia

Hlava Franze Kafky (Franz Kafka's Head)

A bust of Franz Kafka spins in pieces, reflecting the writer's inner torment.
50.0818, 14.4212
Wall detail
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons.
49.9482, 15.2676
Mauthausen Memorial.
Marbach, Austria

Mauthausen Memorial

The site of Austria's biggest concentration camp now honors its victims.
48.2587, 14.4997
Municipal heating plant, Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Hundertwasser's Odd Architecture

Op-art architecture designed for happiness.
48.2085, 16.3945
Mummies of El Carmen
Mexico City, Mexico

The Mummies at Museo de El Carmen

Twelve natural mummies are displayed in the crypt of this former monastery school.
19.3451, -99.1895
Mexico City, Mexico

Chapultepec Castle

The only castle in North America to ever house actual sovereigns.
19.4204, -99.1819
Belgrade, Serbia

Ruins of Yugoslav Army Headquarters

Destroyed Serbian army headquarters sits half crumbled in a largely revitalized Belgrade.
44.8056, 20.4612
Statue of Prometheus, Vidraru Hydro Electric Plant
Comuna Arefu, Romania

Prometheus Statue at Vidraru Dam

The ancient Greek Titan guards this massive dam holding a lightning bolt to symbolize electricity.
45.3660, 24.6334
Quepos, Costa Rica

El Avion Restaurant and Bar

Sister plane of the C-123 shot down during the Iran-Contra Affair has found a new purpose in retirement.
9.4024, -84.1532
Brock's Monument
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Brock's Monument

This seemingly cursed monument is dedicated to one of Canada's great war heroes.
43.1602, -79.0529
Lock at Hogs Back
Ottawa, Ontario

Hogs Back Lockstation

These locks on North America’s oldest canal are named after a porcine rock formation.
45.3698, -75.6986
Port Colborne, Ontario

The Mill on Lake Erie

The Incredible Shrinking Mill.
42.8788, -79.2982
Oratory in the winter
Montreal, Québec

Oratoire St. Joseph

City law dictates that this mountaintop cathedral containing the heart of a saint is to remain the tallest building in town.
45.4922, -73.6169