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Vientiane, Laos

COPE Visitor Centre

In the world's most bombed country relative to its size, this incredible organization helps pick up the pieces.
Vucje, Serbia

Vucjanka River

Popular river that runs through the remote Serbian municipality of Leskovac.
Kruševac, Serbia

Slobodište Memorial Park

Curious carved stones and bird-like wings are a symbol of Serbian resilience and freedom on the site of a WWII massacre.
Belgrade, Serbia

Ružica Church

A Serbian church lit by chandeliers made of weapons.
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade Tesla Museum

Nikola Tesla's ashes are held in a golden sphere, surrounded by his works.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Stećci at the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Some of the best-preserved specimens of the monumental medieval tombstones found throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Belgrade, Serbia

Ruins of Yugoslav Army Headquarters

Destroyed Serbian army headquarters sits half crumbled in a largely revitalized Belgrade.
Varna, Bulgaria

Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship

This once-grandiose behemoth of a monument from the socialist era now sits quiet and closed up.
Stockholm, Sweden

Birthplace of the Stockholm Syndrome

Now a hotel, this former bank was the site of a robbery that spawned a psychological phenomenon.
Stockholm, Sweden

The Stadsbiblioteket (Stockholm Public Library)

The library's graceful rotunda is like a bibliophile's temple.
Stockholm, Sweden

Uppland Runic Inscription 53

An ancient Viking runestone hidden in plain view in Stockholm's old town.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Metro Art Gallery

Stockholm's decidedly unique public transit system has doubled as the world's longest art gallery for decades.
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Genetically Modified Little Mermaid

Hans Christian Andersen for the postmodern world.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Museum of Socialist Art

A collection of art from Bulgaria's time as a communist state.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Snail House

A flamboyant five-story building in Bulgaria resembles a crawling snail.
Bucharest, Romania

Trajan and Wolf Statue

One of the most controversial statues in Romania is an emperor with no clothes.
Bucharest, Romania

Romanian Kitsch Museum

A celebration of all things tacky, garish, and bizarrely creative in the Romanian capital.
Bucharest, Romania

Palace of the Parliament

This communist behemoth is the heaviest building in the world and a legacy of a brutal regime.
Brussels, Belgium

Royal Train Station

The Belgian royal family's private depot now stands abandoned and forgotten alongside the tracks.
Brussels, Belgium

Black Tower

A fantastical 13th-century fortification sandwiched by a modern hotel in central Brussels.
Brussels, Belgium

Museum of Radiology

Dummies recreate radiological discoveries from history.
Brussels, Belgium

Commemoration of Peter the Great's Vomit

When you're a great Russian Tsar, even your vomit gets a statue.
Brussels, Belgium

Jeanneke Pis

Brussels' favorite peeing boy has a sister.
Brussels, Belgium

Temple of Human Passions

This Greek temple, open only an hour a day, was the site of a war of tastes between an architect and an artist.