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Blagaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Blagaj's Dervish Monastery

This picturesque monastery at the base of a cliff is a peaceful oasis open to all visitors.
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Interhotel Veliko Tarnovo

A decaying, yet still functioning, work of communist architecture.
Riga, Latvia

Statue of Prince Mikhail Andreas Barclay de Tolly

The former Field Marshall and Minister of War to the Russian Imperial Army.
Jūrmala, Latvia

Dzintaru Forest Park Watchtower

This seaside pine grove features an exclusive watchtower that presents amazing views.
Ventspils, Latvia

The Cows of Ventspils

The Latvian city of Ventspils is filled with dozens of cow statues showcasing unique themes.
Latvia

Houses of the Sun

Rent a barrel for a personal view of where the Baltic Sea meets the Gulf of Riga.
Riga, Latvia

Victory Memorial to Soviet Army

This controversial monument was designed to lionize the Red Army, but also disheartened the Latvian people.
Basel, Switzerland

Tinguely Fountain

This artistic fountain display pays homage to this area's theatrical history.
Lausanne, Switzerland

'Echodrome'

This large sculpture of white plates and forms is actually a huge sound amplifier.
Sevelen, Switzerland

Alte Rheinbrücke (Old Rhine Bridge)

The oldest surviving wooden bridge over Rhine lets travelers cross easily from Switzerland to Liechtensten.
Stockholm, Sweden

Hallwylska Museet (Hallwyl Museum)

The 19th-century home of Count and Countess von Hallwyl is now a museum.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Petroglyph National Monument

Thousands of pieces of art have been carved into the rock at the site of an ancient volcanic eruption.
Krasnodar Krai, Russia

Sukko Cypress Lake

This cypress grove is a unique site considering these trees are not native to the region.
Sochi, Russia

Dacha Stalina

One of the notorious Soviet leader Joseph Stalin's many summer retreats.
Russia

Rio Shipwreck

One of the most popular attractions in the small resort town of Kabardinka.
Khostinskiy, Russia

Dacha Kvitko

An abandoned mansion is now a haven for urban explorers.
Moscow, Russia

Monument to Yuri Gagarin

This massive monument honors the first human in space.
Moscow, Russia

'Compassion'

A monument to Malchik, a stray dog who lived in a Moscow metro station until his tragic death.
Moscow, Russia

Romanov Boyar Residence

Home of the future Emperors of Russia.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Street Art Museum

An art museum inside an active factory.
Saint Petersburg, Russia

Berezovsky Mammoth

One of the most well-preserved mammoth specimens in the world.
Narva, Estonia

Monument to Paul Keres

Visitors can sit and study the board with this Estonian chess legend and International Grandmaster.
Valaste, Estonia

Valaste Waterfall

This stunning limestone waterfall is the highest in Estonia.
Linnaka, Estonia

Karja Church

Inside this medieval church resides a unique set of murals.