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Kotor, Montenegro

Fortifications of Kotor

These historic defenses ensured the city within would survive hundreds of years of occupations, sieges, and invasions.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stari Most

Bridge that died in war and was resurected.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bascarsija

Oriental bazaar in the heart of Sarajevo.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Old Sarajevo Clock Tower

This historic timepiece is thought to be the only public clock in the world that keeps lunar time.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Museum of the Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

The place where WWI started.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Roses

A number of craters left by fatal mortar strikes have been filled with red resin to remember those lost during the Siege of Sarajevo.
Pristina, Kosovo

National Library of Kosovo

A futuristic, brutalist masterpiece that is also strangely prison-like.
Tirana, Albania

Tirana's Colorful Facade

What happens when you cross a mayor and a painter?
Tirana, Albania

Pyramid of Tirana

An Albanian monument to the Communism that nearly crushed the country is now a crumbling wreck.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

War Remnants Museum

Artifacts and memories from the Vietnam war, located in a place that experienced it first hand.
Huế, Vietnam

Thien Mu Pagoda

Giant pagoda houses the car that drove Thích Quảng Đức to his death by self-immolation.
Ngong Ping, Hong Kong

Tian Tan Buddha

Climb to the top of the world's largest seated bronze Buddha.
Singapore

Haw Par Villa

A Buddhist theme park brings you a Buddhist version of Hell.
Singapore

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum

This $62 million dollar temple was erected to house one little dental fragment of religious history.
Meškuičių seniūnija, Lithuania

Hill of Crosses

An old hill fort covered in over 100,000 crosses is a symbol of Lithuanian nationalism and beliefs.
London, England

The Oval Space

This former medical factory gives home to cutting edge arts in the shadow of a gas works.
London, England

David Bowie Graffiti Mural

An artistic tribute to the famous singer, just around the corner from where he was born.
London, England

Longplayer

A musical composition 1000 years in length plays at the Trinity Buoy Wharf in London.
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
London, England

I Goat

Spitalfields' regal market goat is said to be a monument to the area's migrant population but most are pretty sure it's just a goat.
London, England

Houseboats of Regents Canal

A community of artists and entrepreneurs seeks a simpler life on London's waterways.
London, England

The Dove

A glorious pub known for a spiteful printing feud and its famous typeface lost—then found—at the bottom of the Thames.
London, England

Columbia Road Shops and Flower Market

The Columbia Road Flower Market is now open every Sunday, rain or shine.
London, England

The Burlington Arcade Beadles

This luxury shopping lane has been protected by its own tiny police force for over a century.