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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eastern State Penitentiary

World's first "penitentiary," meant to be humane, drove men insane.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic L.A. bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank—both symbolic and chic.
Kragujevac, Serbia

Varoško Groblje

Zastava automobile sculptures and images grace various gravestones in this cemetery.
Aranđelovac, Serbia

Bukovička Banja Park

This spa park features an open-air museum of abstract marble sculptures.
Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia

Vrabac Gočko

This statue became the mascot of Vrnjačka Banja after Games Without Borders made a stop in this town.
Guča, Serbia

Lapidarium

An open-air museum dedicated to tombstones and roadside stone monuments.
Belgrade, Serbia

Ada Stonehenge

This art installation pays homage to the famed stones of European lore.
Brezova, Serbia

Studenica Monastery

This beautiful medieval Serbian monastery is home to frescoes, peculiar sculptures, and historical curiosities.
Sirogojno, Serbia

Staro Selo Open-Air Museum

This historical village takes you back to the 19th century.
Beograd, Serbia

Museum of Yugoslavia

A museum dedicated to the former country.
Strmosten, Serbia

Veliki Buk Waterfall

A hidden stream deep in the mountains creates one of the largest tufa waterfalls in Serbia.
Despotovac, Serbia

Manasija Monastery

This 15th-century Serbian Orthodox monastery also contained a school for illuminating manuscripts.
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade Aviation Museum

In the hinterlands of Serbia's capital, a giant reflective mushroom houses an aeronautical history of the former Yugoslav republic.
Topola, Serbia

St. George's Church

The interior of this Serbian royal family's mausoleum is covered with exquisite mosaics.
Hagalund, Sweden

Haga Slottsgrund

The palace for King Gustav III was never completed, but the foundation remains tucked away in this city park.
Vienna, Austria

Dominikanerkirche (Dominican Church)

An exquisite Baroque church in Vienna's old town.
Vienna, Austria

Stock im Eisen Nail Tree

Legends surround an ancient tree trunk riddled with nails for good luck.
Gdańsk, Poland

Gdansk Astronomical Clock

A huge wooden clock that is so beautiful its creator was forcibly blinded.
Gdańsk, Poland

Old Prussian Hags of Northern Pomerania

These rare statues are one of the few remaining material witnesses to Old Prussian culture.
Gdańsk, Poland

Fahrenheit Monument

This antique thermometer honors the creator of the first universal temperature scale.
Gdańsk, Poland

The Three Boar Heads of Gdańsk

A mysterious emblem tucked in an small alleyway is actually the coat of arms of a heroic medieval family.
Gdańsk, Poland

Monument to the Defenders of the Polish Post Office

Modern art commemorates one of the first military actions of World War II.
Gdańsk, Poland

Cemetery of Lost Cemeteries

Memorial to the lost dead of Gdansk, whose resting places were destroyed during World War II.
Gdańsk, Poland

Ruins at Westerplatte

The site of the first battle of World War II.