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Prague, Czechia

Memento Mori: 'Of One's Own Volition'

A controversial artwork draws attention to the dark history of Prague's "Suicide Bridge."
Prague, Czechia

'Babies'

Straight out of a nightmare, barcode-faced babies climb up and down Prague's television tower.
Prague, Czechia

Location of Saint John of Nepomuk's Martyrdom

A plaque marks the spot where the saint was shoved off the Charles Bridge and into the river.
Prague, Czechia

Velvet Revolution Monument

Nine bronze hands protruding from a wall honor the student uprising that led to the fall of Czechoslovakia's Communist government.
Prague, Czechia

David Černý's Embryo

One of the famous Czech artist's lesser-known Prague installations appears to be a glowing fetus affixed to a drainpipe.
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.
Prague, Czechia

The Penguins at Kampa Park

A series of playful yellow penguins share a serious message about the environment.
Prague, Czechia

Vinárna Čertovka

This walkway is so narrow it needs its own light to stop pedestrian traffic jams.
Prague, Czechia

Gulliver Airship

What looks like a crashed Zeppelin is actually a bright, airy reading room perched atop a modern museum.
Prague, Czechia

Paternoster Lift

This doorless 20th-century elevator doesn't stop or slow down.
Prague, Czechia

Museum of Communism

This Prague museum collects brutalist relics and memories from the country's former Soviet rule.
Prague, Czechia

Hlava Franze Kafky (Franz Kafka's Head)

A bust of Franz Kafka spins in pieces, reflecting the writer's inner torment.
Vienna, Austria

Esperanto Museum

Museum devoted to the artificial language of Esperanto.
Vienna, Austria

Globe Museum

Handsomely crafted representations of our round planet.
Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

Múzeum Slovenského Národného Povstania (Museum of the Slovak National Uprising)

A monument to the bloody fight against fascism in Slovakia during World War II.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Devinska Kobyla Missile Base

A relic of the Cold War tucked away in the forested hills above Bratislava.
Olomouc, Czechia

The Zwinger Gardens

Once home to artillery, this garden offers more peace today than it did during its war-torn past.
Olomouc, Czechia

Mausoleum of Yugoslav Soldiers

This almost a century old piece of architecture had been overlooked by most, except for the drunk and the homeless
Olomouc, Czechia

'The Thief'

A cheeky reminder about the value of art dangles above one of Olomouc's busiest streets.
Chicago, Illinois

Heaven On Seven

Hidden on the 7th floor of a historic building, this Cajun spot features wall-to-wall bottles of hot sauce.
Chicago, Illinois

St. Mary of the Angels

This titanic Catholic church in Chicago is also a refuge of the fictional cult-favorite wizard detective Harry Dresden.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Biatec Monument

A massive sculpture of an obscure Celtic coin that has become a symbol in Slovakia.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava’s Hidden Bunkers

A line of disused military bunkers built to defend against Nazi invasion lies hidden on the outskirts of the city.
Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia

Calvary of Banska Stiavnica

After 11 years of reconstruction work, Slovakia's finest hilltop chapel complex is finally reopen to the public.