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Tbilisi, Georgia

Dry Bridge Market

You'll find just about anything in this funky Tbilisi flea market.
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Airplane Graveyard

Derelict airplane bodies serve as both home and income for three Thai families.
Qirmizi Qasaba, Azerbaijan

Krasnaya Sloboda (Qırmızı QƏsƏbƏ)

What might be the largest completely Jewish town in the world outside of Israel now faces dwindling numbers and empty streets.
Lahıc, Azerbaijan

Lahıc

The village's cobblestone streets are lined with shops displaying exquisite copper craftsmanship.
Shaki, Azerbaijan

Palace of the Shaki Khans

Foreign invaders almost left this lovely Caucasus palace alone—almost.
Derbent, Russia

Ekranoplan Lun

An enormous Soviet aircraft, the only one of its kind, stands at the deserted shore of the Caspian Sea.
Gamsutl', Russia

Gamsutl

Propped high atop the peak of Mount Gamsutlmeer, this abandoned village is one of the oldest settlements in the region.
Tallinn, Estonia

Old Thomas

The Guardian of Tallinn.
Tallinn, Estonia

Epitaphs of The Cathedral of Saint Mary

The oldest church in the Estonian capital is home to over 100 fantastical cemetery coats-of-arms.
Tallinn, Estonia

Raeapteek

The oldest continuously operating pharmacy in Europe.
Turkey

Gobekli Tepe

Hunter-gatherer architecture believed to be the oldest religious complex known.
Cape Town, South Africa

Bo Kaap

Formerly known as the Malay Quarter, Bo Kaap is a colorfully-painted suburb located in the “Mother City” of South Africa.
Beyoğlu, Turkey

Yeralti Camii (Underground Mosque)

A surprising and unconventional mosque hidden in the subsoil of Istanbul.
Beyoğlu, Turkey

Camondo Stairs

A gorgeous, Gaudí-esque stairway constructed in the city of Istanbul by a prominent Jewish family.
Istanbul, Turkey

Haliç Metro Bridge

Taking the subway here means doing so over a bridge located in the middle of an estuary.
Athens, Greece

Syntagma Square Metro Station

Where commuters walk through remnants of an ancient Greek necropolis.
Demre, Turkey

Church of St. Nicholas

This church houses the tomb—but not the remains—of St. Nicholas, the likely progenitor to Santa Claus.
Berlin, Germany

Soviet Memorial (Sowjetisches Ehrenmal)

For patriotic Russians, this memorial honoring defenders who died in the 1945 Battle of Berlin is the most sacred location outside of Russia.
Fethiye, Turkey

Tlos

One of the most exquisite Lycian hilltop citadels in Turkey.
Venice, Italy

Giant Hands of Venice’s Grand Canal

A new sculpture calls attention to climate change in the centuries-old city it threatens.
Parma, Italy

Tomb of Niccolò Paganini

The final resting place of the famous violinist, after his corpse was denied a proper Catholic burial for decades.
Kaleüçağız Köyü, Turkey

Kekova Island Sunken Ruins

Hidden just under the waters around this Turkish island are the ruins of a once great city.
Kayaköy, Turkey

Abandoned Village of Kayakoy

A Turkish ghost town abandoned in a population exchange with Greece.
Fethiye, Turkey

Lycian Rock Tombs

These tombs were built into the side of a mountain so that ancient angels could reach the dead.