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Los Angeles, California

The Babylon Court

This centerpiece of the Hollywood & Highland shopping center is a recreation of a long-lost movie set.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat

Iceland's tribute to its thankless civil servants.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Fountain of Union

Now broken, Slovakia's largest fountain is a relic of its Soviet past.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Peace Lines

These barriers stand as stark reminders of Northern Ireland's troubled past.
Ireland

‘Why Go Bald’ Sign

This neon landmark has been posing this deadpan question to follicly-challenged Dubliners for over 50 years.
Iceland

Námafjall

In Northeastern Iceland lies something of an oxymoron: a steaming desert.
Georgia

Sataplia Nature Reserve

The cave holds a spectacular array of stalactites and stalagmites, including one shaped like a giant human heart.
Gamla Staden, Sweden

'The Knotted Gun'

This poignant sculpture of a gnarled weapon is a symbol of non-violence.
Sweden

Villa Villekulla

Visit the home of Sweden's beloved fictional character, Pippi Longstocking.
Stockholm, Sweden

Kungsträdgården Metro Station

Stockholm's deepest subway station is also a stunning ecological wonder.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Rezo Gabriadze Puppet Theater

A small but hugely whimsical theater where marionettes play out the "The Battle of Stalingrad."
Gori, Georgia

Stalin Museum

A museum glorifying the life of Stalin, located in the city of his birth.
Kumistavi, Georgia

Prometheus Cave

This neon lit Georgian cave claims to hold the boulder Prometheus was chained to.
Tbilisi, Georgia

Leaning Tower of Tbilisi

Disheveled clock tower of Tbilisi's puppet theatre.
Chiatura, Georgia

The Cable Cars of Chiatura

These Stalin-era industrial death traps are still in use by daredevil commuters.
Georgia

Katskhi Pillar

Small church on top of a huge rock column.
Georgia

Vardzia Cave Monastery

Underground monastery and fortress.
Georgia

Uplistsikhe Cave Town

Ancient rock-hewn town that witnessed key events of Georgian history.
Paphos, Cyprus

Tombs of the Kings

An ancient necropolis of magnificent tombs.
Kolossi, Cyprus

Kolossi Castle

This 700-year-old Cyprus castle is the birthplace of the world's oldest wine, said to be toasted by Richard the Lionheart at his wedding.
Paphos, Cyprus

The Mosaics of Paphos

The ancient mosaics here are considered among the finest in the world, and serve as a stunning record of Greco-Roman daily life.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Most SNP

This Slovak bridge is known both for its connection to a national uprising and its UFO-shaped eatery.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Cumil the Sewer Worker

This Slovakian statue of an emerging sewer worker might just be a bronze peeping tom.
Labruge, Portugal

Praia de São Paio

Iron Age runes and ruins hide in plain sight along this Portuguese beach.