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Jerusalem, Israel

Meah Shearim

Neighborhood in Jerusalem is home to the ultra-orthodox haredim.
31.7869, 35.2222
Lviv's Yard Of Lost Toys
Lviv, Ukraine

Yard of Lost Toys

This Ukraine alleyway has become its own little island of forgotten things.
49.8464, 24.0305
Sveti Stefan
Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Sveti Stefan

This exclusive resort has completely covered a tiny Balkan island in a 5-star warren of guest rooms.
42.2559, 18.8910
Graffiti at the base.
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mostar Sniper Tower

A former bank seized as a sniper vantage point during the Bosnian War is now a secret graffiti art gallery.
43.3441, 17.8066
All of Kravice Falls as seen from afar
Studenci, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kravice Waterfalls

There's a mini version of Iguazu Falls hidden in the Balkans… and it's got a rope swing.
43.1575, 17.6081
Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stari Most

Bridge that died in war and was resurected.
43.3371, 17.8148
A seemingly busy Gdansk Shipyard.
Gdańsk, Poland

Gdansk Shipyard

A floundering Polish shipyard was once the soul of the Solidarity movement that capsized communism.
54.3762, 18.6488
Torun, Poland

Nicolaus Copernicus House

Museum dedicated to "the man who moved the Earth."
53.0093, 18.6039
Underground Cathedral (Flickr/magro kr)
Wieliczka, Poland

Wieliczka Salt Mine

An underground city of salt.
49.9830, 20.0557
Kudowa-Zdrój, Poland

Kaplica Czaszek: The Chapel of Skulls

The walls and ceiling of this Polish church are decorated with thousands of skulls, with another 21,000 skeletons just below.
50.4515, 16.2419
The Lennon Wall.
Prague, Czechia

Lennon Wall

Despite attempts by local police to discourage it, Beatles-inspired graffiti has been a means for artists to air grievances for decades.
50.0863, 14.4068
Prague, Czechia

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s.
50.0870, 14.4208
The statue was unveiled in 2012.
Bucharest, Romania

Trajan and Wolf Statue

One of the most controversial statues in Romania is an emperor with no clothes.
44.4314, 26.0975
Arch of Triumph, Bucharest, Romania. (Liliana Suruceanu/AtlasObscura)
Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest.
44.4672, 26.0781
Batumi, Georgia

Alphabetic Tower

Tower with a double-helix spiral, adorned with letters of the Georgian alphabet.
41.6560, 41.6396
The monument and its surroundings.
Georgia

Russia–Georgia Friendship Monument

A cylinder monument with a spectacular vista commemorates a friendship that some say never existed.
42.4922, 44.4530
Tower in Batumi, Georgia
Batumi, Georgia

Batumi Tower Ferris Wheel

The first skyscraper to include a Ferris wheel built into the facade.
41.6542, 41.6365
Udabno, Georgia

Davit Gareja Cave Monastery

Rock-hewn monastery complex with hundreds of cave structures tucked away into the mountainside.
41.4474, 45.3764
Vardzia Cave Monastery
Georgia

Vardzia Cave Monastery

Underground monastery and fortress.
41.3812, 43.2842
Khor Virap Monastery
Lusarat, Armenia

Khor Virap Monastery

The most visited pilgrimage site in Armenia once held a saint in a pit for 13 years.
39.8783, 44.5761
A crowd of headless sculptures stands in the park.
Poznań, Poland

Nierozpoznani

A cluster of headless, armless sculptures looms within a popular Polish park.
52.4219, 16.9357
The Forbidden City
Beijing, China

The Forbidden City

The most famous location in China was home to whole dynasties worth of imperial rulers.
39.9225, 116.3968
A gang of monkeys relax near the temple. (robertbrauneis/Flickr)
Jaipur, India

Hanuman’s Temple

Sacred Indian temple that’s all monkey business.
26.9168, 75.8589
Jal Mahal
Jaipur, India

Jal Mahal

More than half of this Indian palace is drowned but it looks all the more spectacular for it.
26.9537, 75.8463