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The "cave", shot at an angle
Los Angeles, California

Bronson Cave

It should come as no surprise that the best view of the Hollywood sign is from Batman's lair.
34.1245, -118.3142
Brestovac Sanatorium
Zagreb, Croatia

Brestovac Sanatorium

Once a state-of-the-art tuberculosis treatment spa, these ruins are now ruled by paintball players.
45.8921, 15.9520
The Old Jewish Cemetery in Sarajevo
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Old Jewish Cemetery of Sarajevo

This historic cemetery was inaccessible for several years due to dozens of land mines.
43.8509, 18.4074
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bascarsija

Oriental bazaar in the heart of Sarajevo.
43.8591, 18.4310
Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Garavice Memorial Park

A forgotten and crumbling Yugoslav monument to the victims of fascism.
44.8221, 15.8401
Tjeniste War Memorial
Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Tjentiste War Memorial

These warring psychedelic crags commemorate an unsuccessful military operation.
43.3483, 18.6906
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo Bobsleigh Track

A war-torn Olympic relic is being overtaken by graffiti and nature.
43.8425, 18.4425
Kozara Memorial Monument
Dera, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kozara Memorial Monument

This brutalist monument is inscribed with 9921 names of Yugoslav partisans who perished during WWII.
45.0138, 16.9092
Entrance No. 2
Željava, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Zeljava Airbase

Yugoslavia's biggest underground airport lies in ruins.
44.8364, 15.7581
Niš, Serbia

The Skull Tower of Nis

Structure built from the skulls of vanquished foes.
43.3119, 21.9237
All hail Bogdanović
Štulac, Serbia

Popina Memorial Park

Serbia's master of striking memorials erected a forgotten, hidden gem in the hills outside a tiny village.
43.6304, 20.9582
The 'Furrow' monument at the Stratište Memorial Complex
Jabuka, Serbia

Stratište Memorial Complex

An abandoned monument remembering the "Pančevo Holocaust" now stands as a shadow of its former self.
44.9286, 20.6335
Čačak, Serbia

Čačak Mausoleum of Struggle and Victory

This symbol of Yugoslav liberation decorated with 620 carved heads of mythical creatures is now a forlorn relic of another time.
43.8763, 20.3347
The 'Gate of Death'
Kruševac, Serbia

Slobodište Memorial Park

Curious carved stones and bird-like wings are a symbol of Serbian resilience and freedom on the site of a WWII massacre.
43.5621, 21.3295
A stylised bullet hole decorates a concrete pylon
Zlatiborski okrug, Serbia

Kadinjača Memorial Complex

A grand Yugoslav memorial to the group of partisans who fought and died resisting western Serbia’s Nazi occupation.
43.9118, 19.7419
Stone 'boats' surround the memorial complex
Vukovar, Croatia

Dudik Memorial Park

Built as an anti-fascist tribute, this surreal Yugoslav memorial became an unwelcome symbol after the Croatian war for independence.
45.3303, 19.0174
Jasenovac Stone Flower
Jasenovac, Croatia

Stone Flower

Croatia's towering concrete blossom grows from the site of a World War II concentration camp.
45.2804, 16.9284
"Interrupted Flight" monument at Šumarice Memorial Park
Kragujevac, Serbia

Šumarice Memorial Park

Abstract monuments express sorrow and resilience at the site of a horrific massacre in Nazi-occupied Serbia.
44.0213, 20.8944
 Monument to the Uprising of the People of Kordun and Banija
Malička, Croatia

Petrova Gora

This huge metal monument is slowly being stripped to its concrete skeleton.
45.3164, 15.8053
Plitvička Jezera, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes

A chain of 16 wondrous lakes formed as a result of the gradual dissolution of soluble layers of bedrock.
44.8783, 15.6112
Kosmaj Monument
Koracica, Serbia

Kosmaj Monument

This spaceship-like Serbian monument reaches for the stars in celebration of the fallen fighters of fascism.
44.4679, 20.5718
Bubanj Memorial Park
Niš, Serbia

Bubanj Memorial Park

This memorial park stands on the site of one of the largest mass executions of the Second World War.
43.3056, 21.8725
The Aventine Keyhole
Rome, Italy

The Aventine Keyhole

Rome's semi-secret peephole vista is also a once and future Crusader stronghold.
41.8830, 12.4786
Podgaric Monument
Podgarić, Croatia

Podgaric Monument

This stunning, out-of-the-way Croatian monument commemorates a community's uprising against occupying fascist forces.
45.6408, 16.7749