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Oyer, Norway

'Fakkelmannen' ('The Torchbearer')

This mountainside mural of a person carrying a torch was created for the 1994 Winter Olympics.
Torpshammar, Sweden

Sweden's Geographical Midpoint

The "geometrical" center of the country, as calculated in 1947.
Aurland, Norway

Laerdal Tunnel

Longest road tunnel in the world features an air treatment plant and the illusion of daylight.
Stockholm, Sweden

Gamla Riksbanken (The Old National Bank)

One of the world's first dedicated bank buildings in the world is now the oldest one.
Stockholm, Sweden

'Morgondagens Väder' ('Tomorrow's Weather')

An abstract representation of weather in Sweden.
Stockholm, Sweden

Källargränd urinoar (Källargränd Urinal)

A 130-year-old urinal is the oldest of Stockholm and perhaps all of Sweden.
Stockholm, Sweden

Percys Trappa

A wooden street sign is the last remnant of this 400-year-old alleyway.
Stockholm, Sweden

Kastellet Stockholm

The Swedish flag over this small naval fort signals that the nation is at peace.
Malmö, Sweden

Talking Trash Cans of Malmö

These waste baskets play a few risque messages to discourage littering.
Malmö, Sweden

Turning Torso

Swedish skyscraper with a 90° twist.
Flåm, Norway

Ægir Brewery

A Viking-style brewpub named for a Norse sea giant, in the heart of fjord country.
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger Cathedral

Norway's oldest cathedral still in use.
Stavanger, Norway

Sverd I Fjell

Monuments don't get much more metal than these three giant viking swords planted in a Nordic hill.
Oslo, Norway

The Devil of Oslo

In downtown Oslo, a menacing and terrifying relief clings to a church wall.
Linköping, Sweden

Cirkulation II

This simple roadside art installation ended up sparking a folk art movement and a controversy of international proportions.
Älvkarleby S, Sweden

Dragon Gate

Not quite the cultural gateway between China and Sweden its designer imagined.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Metro Ventilation Art

Small Easter eggs are hidden in the ventilation holes of the city's newest trains.
Stockholm, Sweden

The Cuckold of Skeppsbron

A man has revenged his true love's betrayal through tears and stone genitalia.
Stockholm, Sweden

Östermalm Echo Dome

Sound travels strangely in this underground whispering gallery.
Marrakesh, Morocco

Ben Youssef Madrasa

The largest madrasa in Morocco once housed more than 900 students within its exquisite walls.
Beijing, China

Chairman Mao Memorial Hall

The embalmed remains of the communist leader lie within a custom crystal coffin.
Amityville, New York

Amityville Horror House

The site of a tragic massacre that spawned a multimedia franchise.
Sweden

On the Way

Enigmatic bug-like sculptures mystify drivers along a Swedish highway.
Malmö, Sweden

'The Knotted Gun'

This poignant sculpture of a gnarled weapon is a symbol of non-violence.