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Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor
Munich, Germany

Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor

This century-old cinema house has a marquee that has been hand painted by a single man for over 25 years.
48.1341, 11.5671
Abandoned graves.
Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau Jewish Cemetery

There is a mouldering Jewish cemetery hidden away in the capital of Moldova.
47.0367, 28.7982
The Bendery Military Museum
Bender, Moldova

Bendery Military Museum

A unique collection of Soviet military artifacts lies hidden away in a disused train, in the unrecognized Eastern European republic of Transnistria.
46.8436, 29.4746
Exterior
Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau State Circus

This abandoned Soviet circus is slowly being restored to its Communist-era glory.
47.0373, 28.8493
Communist symbols mingle with religious icons
Tiraspol, Moldova

Transnistria

A forgotten remnant of the Soviet Union, Transnistria is an unrecognised country hidden behind a heavily militarised border between Moldova and Ukraine.
46.8452, 29.6331
Honka
Vyshhorods'kyi district, Ukraine

Mezhyhirya Residence

Marvel at the excessive luxury of the ousted Ukrainian president's former estate.
50.6150, 30.4743
The statue of a frail girl is a tribute to the millions of children who perished.
Kiyev, Ukraine

Holodomor Victims Memorial

The haunting complex honors the millions of Ukrainians who died in the forced famine under Soviet rule.
50.4382, 30.5540
Pryp'yat', Ukraine

Abandoned Avanhard Stadium of Pripyat

One of the most poignant ruins of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the local football team's stadium has been quickly reclaimed by nature.
51.4106, 30.0544
Darth Vader Statue
Odessa, Ukraine

Darth Vader Statue

A monument to Lenin has been transformed into a statue of everyone's favorite black-helmeted, fool-choking Sith Lord.
46.4697, 30.6729
Cernobyl Duga-3 Receiver ( Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Woodpecker_array.jpg )
Ivankivs'kyi district, Ukraine

Chernobyl's Duga-3 or "Woodpecker" Receiver

This derelict superstructure was a very important warning system for the Russian military.
51.3060, 30.0663
Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa Catacombs

Largest catacomb system in the world.
46.4667, 30.7333
Pripyat Amusement Park
Pryp'yat', Ukraine

Pripyat Amusement Park

Radioactive amusement park abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster.
51.4084, 30.0551
Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise's sarcophagus
Kiev, Ukraine

Sarcophagus of Prince Yaroslav the Wise

The medieval prince founded the first library in Ukraine at Saint Sophia's Cathedral where he was interred.
50.4529, 30.5143
Kiev, Ukraine

Nicolaï Syadristy’s Micro Miniature Museum

One of the world’s best microminiaturist, Nicolaï Siadristy displays his lifetime of tiny creations in this museum.
50.4354, 30.5552
Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev Monastery of the Caves and Microminiature Museum

This 1000 year old relic-filled cave monastery and UNESCO World Heritage Site also hosts an amazing micro-miniature museum.
50.4342, 30.5592
The never-ending escalator ride.
Kiev, Ukraine

Arsenalna Metro Station

The deepest metro station in the world.
50.4391, 30.5530
Kiev, Ukraine

House with Chimaeras

An Art Nouveau building covered in animal gargoyles.
50.4450, 30.5286
The Golden Gate of Kiev, as it stands today.
Kiev, Ukraine

Golden Gate of Kiev

A reconstructed medieval gateway that was the magnificent entrance to the capital city dating back to 1037.
50.4488, 30.5133
Kiev, Ukraine

Peeing Colors in Kiev

When you've got to go, you've got to go.
50.4562, 30.5114
Museum of the Great Patriotic War
Kiev, Ukraine

Museum of the Great Patriotic War

One of the largest museums in Ukraine remembers the story of the German-Soviet War in iconic, brutalist style.
50.4266, 30.5636
Kiev, Ukraine

Rodina-Mat : Mother Motherland

340-foot statue built to honour the Heroes of the Soviet Union.
50.4265, 30.5631
Exhibit resembling reactor 4 which suffered the catastrophic failure, Ukrainian National Chornobyl Museum, Kyev, Ukraine
Kiev, Ukraine

Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum

This unassuming museum's slogan translates to “there is a limit of sadness, anxiety has no limits."
50.4663, 30.5175
Hebe the water-bearer atop the fountain
New York, New York

Tompkins Square Temperance Fountain

A reminder to choose water over wine since 1888.
Sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery
The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park
New York, New York

The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park

A Manhattan courthouse hides a small but scathing memorial to Holocaust injustice.
40.7422, -73.9866