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San Francisco, California

Sunnyside Conservatory

Over a century old, this restored Victorian building is surrounded by a lush garden filled with rare palms.
New York, New York

Citigroup Center Stilts

If it hadn't been caught in time, a flaw in the design of this Manhattan skyscraper could have led to its collapse.
Strängnäs Ö, Sweden

'Hönstavlan' ('Picturesque Chickens')

This strange portrait of six ladies with chicken bodies commemorates a count's dirty habits.
Holmenkollen, Norway

Holmenkollen Ski Jump

A stunning architectural yet functional feat, towering over Oslo.
Kaunas, Lithuania

George Maciunas Square

The world's first invisible city square is an homage to a man who pushed the boundaries of art.
Berlin, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

An imperial church bombed to ruins during WWII now stands as a jagged memorial.
Tønsberg, Norway

Capitoline Wolf Statue

A statue that would be at home in Rome can instead be found in the heart of Norway's oldest city.
Riga, Latvia

Victory Memorial to Soviet Army

This controversial monument was designed to lionize the Red Army, but also disheartened the Latvian people.
Oslo, Norway

The Devil of Oslo

In downtown Oslo, a menacing and terrifying relief clings to a church wall.
Trelleborg Ö, Sweden

Smygehuk Utkiksplats (Sweden's Southernmost Point)

Sweden's southernmost point is located in this charming fishing village.
Catino, Italy

Lombard Tower

This seventh-century fortification marked the western border of the Lombard duchy of Spoleto.
Avesta, Sweden

Dalahästen

The world's biggest version of the popular Swedish souvenir.
Riga, Latvia

Freedom Monument

This celebration of Latvia’s freedom and independence avoided demolition over half a century of Soviet occupation.
Pniewo, Poland

The Ostwall Fortification

What was once an underground Nazi city is now Europe's largest bat reserve.
Świebodzin, Poland

Internet Antennas of Christ the King

This towering statue of Jesus provided internet to the surrounding area.
Berlin, Germany

Stolpersteine Holocaust Memorials

Tiny memorials honor individual victims of the Holocaust.
Berlin, Germany

The DDR Museum

A fascinating insight into daily life in the Eastern Bloc.
Berlin, Germany

Bahnhof Berlin Zoologischer Garten

Metro station with a claim to rock n' roll fame.
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial Holocaust memorial.
Oslo, Norway

Grass Roots Square

Thousands of miniature bronze sculptures have taken over this city square creating a unique art installation.
Granada, Spain

Muslim Gravestones of the Alhambra

Spanish architects used seized Muslim gravestones to rebuild parts of the fortress.
Seville, Spain

Metropol Parasol

The world's largest wooden structure.
Évora, Portugal

Portugal's Chapel of Bones

A 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall.
Lisbon, Portugal

Livraria Bertrand

The world's oldest bookshop still in operation.