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Shumen, Bulgaria

Bulgarian State Monument

This massive concrete sculpture is said to be the heaviest communist monument on Earth.
Slanchevo, Bulgaria

Pobiti Kamani Stones

Mysterious standing stone formations looks like a petrified forest.
Varna, Bulgaria

Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship

This once-grandiose behemoth of a monument from the socialist era now sits quiet and closed up.
Berlin, Germany

The DDR Museum

A fascinating insight into daily life in the Eastern Bloc.
Berlin, Germany

Berliner Unterwelten (Subterranean Berlin)

A tour of underground Berlin takes you through WWII air raid shelters and tunnels used to smuggle people out of East Germany.
Cardiff, Wales

The Pumping Station

This eclectic antique shop is home to the taxidermy remains of a celebrity lion named Simba.
Somerset, England

Willow Man

Wicker sculpture that towers over the M5 motorway.
Gerrards Cross, England

Chalfont Viaduct

Locals call it the "Give Peas a Chance" bridge because of its distinct graffiti.
Surrey, England

'The Martian'

An enormous alien invades Woking, England, as an homage to the H.G. Wells classic "The War of the Worlds."
Farnham, England

Waverley Abbey

The ruins of a 12th-century Cistercian monastery can be found alongside World War II tank traps and pillboxes.
Kingsclere, England

The Kingsclere Bed Bug

After a night ravaged by bedbugs, it's said King John ordered the creation of this weathervane.
Berlin, Germany

Haus Schwarzenberg Street Art Alley

A narrow passage next to a cafe leads to a courtyard exploding with murals, tags, and paste-ups.
Reading, England

Cole Museum of Zoology

This natural history collection contains the bones of a circus elephant that seem to be chasing a whale skeleton.
Richmond, England

King Henry's Mound

It is against the law to obstruct the view from the top of this English burial mound.
Manchester, England

The Washhouse

This Manchester laundromat is hiding something.
Paris, France

Cimetière du Calvaire

The oldest and smallest cemetery in Paris is only open to the public twice a year.
Rochdale, England

Rochdale Pioneers Museum

A museum of co-operativism housed in the birthplace of the modern movement.
London, England

Crossbones Graveyard

This South London cemetery holds the remains of more than 15,000 people.
London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.
Paris, France

Harry's New York Bar

A favorite Paris bar for U.S. expats, including Gershwin, Hemingway, and James Bond.
Sutton Courtenay, England

George Orwell's Grave

In a sleepy village in Oxfordshire, the visionary English writer's gravesite attracts a yearly pilgrimage.
Paris, France

Museum of Eroticism

Inside a former cabaret, seven floors of erotic art.
London, England

Water Dragons of Kew Gardens

These docile dragons are ideal inhabitants for the conservatory greenhouses.
London, England

36 Blythe Road

Where Aleister Crowley attempted to seize the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in a mask and a kilt.