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Pravčice Gate and the "Falcon's Nest."
Hřensko, Czechia

Pravčická brána (Pravčice Gate)

Europe's largest natural bridge has a 19th century royal chateau built into its side.
50.8840, 14.2815
The Devil's Heads
Želízy, Czechia

The Devil Heads

Two monstrous faces loom over a village in Czechia.
50.4204, 14.4646
"Ecce mors" ("Behold death") in bones
Melnik, Czechia

Melník Chapel of Bones

Underneath this small church are 15,000 bones, arranged by an obsessive academic.
50.3506, 14.4742
Put your thumb into the hole rotating it and your wish will be fulfilled.
Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia Wishing Column

Legend says if you stick your thumb in the hole and it gets wet your wish will be granted.
41.0084, 28.9794
The Prague Metronome slicing through summer skies. (Macskafaraok/Flickr)
Prague, Czechia

Prague Metronome

Steadily reminding Czechia of its past.
50.0947, 14.4160
Trifot by David Černý.
Prague, Czechia

Trifot

An Orwellian sculpture with eyeball cameras watches passersby.
50.0507, 14.3494
Corner
Prague, Czechia

Grotta

This artificial cave looks like something out of a fairytale.
50.0700, 14.4433
Exterior of the Old New Synagogue.
Prague, Czechia

Old New Synagogue

Synagogue built from the stones of Solomon's temple contains the golem of Prague.
50.0901, 14.4186
Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Old Jewish Cemetery

100,000 bodies are buried below the medieval headstones, many of which mark graves with multiple bodies stacked up to 12 deep.
50.0895, 14.4174
BDSM masks in the sex machines museum in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

Sex Machines Museum

The first museum in the world devoted to sexual gadgetry.
50.0861, 14.4208
Museum of Communism
Prague, Czechia

Museum of Communism

This Prague museum collects brutalist relics and memories from the country's former Soviet rule.
50.0879, 14.4301
The Virgin of Nuremberg, aka the Iron Maiden
Prague, Czechia

Museum of Torture Instruments

Take a break from the beauty of Prague to explore a more gruesome side of history.
50.0867, 14.4154
The church as it stands today.
Most, Czechia

Moved Church of Most

This Gothic church was wheeled in its entirety to a new location a half a mile away.
50.5180, 13.6488
Bullet holes in the church.
Prague, Czechia

The Heydrich Terror Memorial

Bullet holes in the church wall are a reminder of the violence that followed the assassination of a high-ranking Nazi officer.
50.0759, 14.4167
The meridian line.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Meridian

The slender brass strip in Prague's Old Town Square was used to tell time from 1652 to 1918.
50.0875, 14.4213
Memento Mori street light under Suicide Bridge
Prague, Czechia

Memento Mori: 'Of One's Own Volition'

A controversial artwork draws attention to the dark history of Prague's "Suicide Bridge."
50.0674, 14.4299
R2-D2 in the Folimanka Park in Prague.
Prague, Czechia

R2-D2 of Prague

Street artists transformed an abandoned air vent into the beloved Star Wars robot.
50.0685, 14.4319
Basic layout of Kafka kinetic mirrored bust.
Prague, Czechia

Hlava Franze Kafky (Franz Kafka's Head)

A bust of Franz Kafka spins in pieces, reflecting the writer's inner torment.
50.0818, 14.4212
The 'Idiom' installation at the Prague Municipal Library.
Prague, Czechia

Idiom Installation

A Jenga-style cylindrical tower of books that appears to go on forever.
50.0874, 14.4174
Quedlinburg Abbey.
Quedlinburg, Germany

Quedlinburg Abbey

The medieval institution is home to the precious treasure stolen in World War II in one of the greatest art thefts of the 20th century.
51.7860, 11.1368
Teufelsmauer (The Devil's Wall).
Blankenburg (Harz), Germany

Teufelsmauer (The Devil's Wall)

A strange rock formation with numerous legends trying to explain it.
51.7865, 10.9668
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br%C3%BCck_aerial_testing_facility
Brück, Germany

Brück Aerial Testing Facility

The metal-free wooden towers of Brück.
52.1972, 12.7680
Tbilisi, Georgia

Bank of Georgia Building

Unusual building appears to be haphazardly built from randomly piled bricks.
41.7358, 44.7709
Ananuri.
Georgia

Ananuri

This architecturally eclectic fortress witnessed centuries of bloody turmoil, including the massacre of its ruling clan.
42.1636, 44.7039