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Places visited in Ivankivs'kyi district, Ukraine
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Arlington, Virginia

Deep Throat Parking Garage

Parking garage where Bob Woodward met Watergate source "Deep Throat."
38.8960, -77.0731
The stairs at night
Washington, D.C.

The Exorcist Stairs

Site of the climactic scene from The Exorcist.
38.9055, -77.0702
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
52.5050, 13.4397
One of the darkened tunnels.
Breezewood, Pennsylvania

Abandoned Pennsylvania Turnpike

An abandoned stretch of highway, deteriorating next to the operational one
39.9992, -78.2388
Orrtanna, Pennsylvania

Mr. Ed's Elephant Museum

A roadside candy shop full of thousands of elephant figurines.
39.8983, -77.4300
Monument to the Defenders of the Polish Post Office
Gdańsk, Poland

Monument to the Defenders of the Polish Post Office

Modern art commemorates one of the first military actions of World War II
54.3551, 18.6568
The Dancing House, f/k/a Fred and Ginger
Prague, Czechia

Tančící dům - Dancing House of Prague

This tipsy office building in downtown Prague was originally called “Fred and Ginger.”
50.0755, 14.4141
Nuclear Bunker Museum
Prague, Czechia

Nuclear Bunker Museum

Buried 5 stories underground, this Soviet bunker is jampacked with gas masks and Cold War paraphernalia.
50.0842, 14.4581
The Prague Metronome slicing through summer skies. (Macskafaraok/Flickr)
Prague, Czechia

Prague Metronome

Steadily reminding the Czech Republic of its past
50.0947, 14.4160
Detail of the central figure.
Prague, Czechia

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

Increasingly decayed figures stand as a powerful reminder of the human costs of Czech Communism
50.0812, 14.4040
Zizkov Tower. (freefoto/Flickr)
Prague, Czechia

Žižkov Tower

Looming Communist pillar with a Czech twist
50.0810, 14.4518
KGB Muzeum
Prague, Czechia

KGB Muzeum

One man's personal collection of KGB memorabilia is presented along with his strange viewpoint.
50.0871, 14.3995
Proudy
Prague, Czechia

Proudy

This automated sculpture of two men peeing will spell out text messages with their micturition
50.0881, 14.4103
The Lennon Wall.
Prague, Czechia

Lennon Wall

Despite attempts by local police to discourage it, Beatles-inspired graffiti has been a means for artists to air grievances for decades.
50.0862, 14.4073
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane
39.9673, -75.1737
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mütter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's Brain
39.9535, -75.1768
The colour coded directions are integrated into the signs.
Toronto, Canada

Toronto PATH

The largest underground system of its kind runs under one of Canada's largest urban centers
43.6487, -79.3781
Museum of Sex
New York, New York

Museum of Sex

A semi-scholarly approach to sex.
40.7442, -73.9877
New York, New York

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Tucked in the back of this amazing antique store is an important piece of medical history
40.7275, -73.9801
Red Square
New York, New York

Lenin Statue at Red Square

Salute the leader of the proletariat.
40.7222, -73.9854
View from across Piazza San Marco.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower - Torre dell'Orologio

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece
45.4347, 12.3389
Civil unrest on a small scale.
Hamburg, Germany

Miniatur Wunderland

Model Trains and Much More in Hamburg
53.5439, 9.9884
The statue to Phil Lynott, outside of Bruxelles pub
Dublin, Ireland

Phil Lynott Statue

A statue in the center of Dublin dedicated to one of their favorite sons of rock & roll
53.3413, -6.2607
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