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Moscow, Russia

Moscow State University

Gargantuan home of Russian science.
55.7028, 37.5306
The Kalyan Minaret
Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Kalyan Minaret

This "tower of death" has acted as an observatory, a religious hub, and an executioner's lair.
39.7757, 64.4150
Medeu
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Medeu

This Soviet-era athletic and recreation facility is the highest ice skating rink in the world.
43.1575, 77.0591
The Conical Tower
Masvingo, Zimbabwe

Great Zimbabwe

The largest prehistoric ruins south of the Sahara, once a powerful center of international trade.
-20.2596, 30.9360
Pyramid of Tirana
Tirana, Albania

Pyramid of Tirana

An Albanian monument to the Communism that nearly crushed the country is now a crumbling wreck.
41.3232, 19.8175
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Ballintoy, Northern Ireland

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

This short bridge is the only thing connecting a tiny Irish island to the mainland.
55.2362, -6.3440
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Launch Site of the Titanic

A museum marks and documents the site of the Titanic's launch.
54.6107, -5.9086
Crown Liquor Saloon
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Crown Liquor Saloon

This Victorian-era public house has set the standard for pub-style elegance for over a hundred years.
54.5946, -5.9343
Getting out of the Devil's pool. The other exit is to climb up the rocks to the viewer's left.
Victoria Falls, Zambia

Devil's Swimming Pool

The world's highest and most dangerous infinity pool lies at the precipice of Victoria Falls.
-17.9243, 25.8572
Tombs of Sipán
Lambayeque, Peru

Tombs of Sipán

The shockingly unspoiled Peruvian tomb of the Lord of Sipan was once guarded by a footless warrior.
-6.7050, -79.8995
Dushanbe Flagpole
Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Dushanbe Flagpole

The world's second-tallest flagpole stands proud despite dropping rank.
38.5790, 68.7801
Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis

The Avenue of Mausolea, a series of grand palatial tombs.
39.6631, 66.9878
The courtyard of the Rose Museum.
Kazanlak, Bulgaria

Rose Museum

Said to be the only museum in the world dedicated to the most classic of all blooms, the rose.
42.6228, 25.3881
Arch of Triumph, Bucharest, Romania. (Liliana Suruceanu/AtlasObscura)
Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest.
44.4672, 26.0781
Defenders of Stara Zagora Memorial Complex
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.
42.4334, 25.6531
Chios Rocket War
Vrontados, Greece

Chios Rocket War

The Chios Rocket War "Rouketopolemos", in which two churches in the town of Vrontados shoot bottle rockets at each others' bell towers in a strange Easter celebration.
38.4086, 26.1301
Gjirokaster Castle
Gjirokaster, Albania

Gjirokaster Castle

This ominous Albanian fortress houses tanks and downed planes as a reminder of their victories over Western imperialism.
40.0734, 20.1413
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.
53.3440, -6.2567
The island.
Kerry, Ireland

Skellig Michael

Perfectly preserved ancient monastery in an impossibly dramatic location on a rocky island in the Atlantic.
51.7719, -10.5386
Gallorus Oratory
Kerry, Ireland

Gallarus Oratory

This single room has survived the centuries with almost no deterioration.
52.1728, -10.3493
A canopied entrance to the once luxurious hotel (Flickr/oladybug0)
San Blas, Mexico

Playa Hermosa

A wild Hollywood resort thwarted by mosquitoes.
21.5261, -105.2787
Tallinn, Estonia

Old Thomas

The Guardian of Tallinn.
59.4371, 24.7455
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

A chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result of the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock.
44.8783, 15.6112
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208