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Places visited in Borås, Sweden
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Wehrmacht Graffiti

Bored potato-guarding Nazis etched their thoughts onto a brick storage building in Copenhagen's Meatpacking District.
Linköping, Sweden

Winter Lights

For a couple of months each year this Swedish city turns into a festive neon phantasmagoria.
Gränna, Sweden

Amalia Eriksson Statue

The trailblazing Swedish businesswoman created a beloved minty candy called polkagris.
Jönköping N, Sweden

Visingsö Oak Forest

A forest of immensely tall and unusually straight oak trees planted nearly 200 years ago to build naval ships that never came to be.
Borås, Sweden

Figurines of Borås

These miniature works of art are hiding in plain sight on buildings around the city.
Borås, Sweden

Walking to Boras

A colossal strolling Pinocchio that was greeted with more outrage than whimsy.
Ödeshög V, Sweden

Alvastra Abbey

The ruins of a monastery where Saint Bridget of Sweden had her revelations recorded.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Nicolas Cage's Pyramid Tomb

In 2010, Nicolas Cage purchased two plots in this cemetery using one to construct this strange pyramid mausoleum.
Stockholm, Sweden

Olof Palme Memorial Plaque

A golden plaque marks the site of the mysterious unsolved assassination of the former Swedish prime minister.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Meridian

The slender brass strip in Prague's Old Town Square was used to tell time from 1652 to 1918.
Salzburg, Austria

Zwerglgarten (Dwarf Garden)

Ugly 18th-century dwarf statues living in a perfectly landscaped Austrian garden.
Split, Croatia

Froggyland

A wonderfully strange collection of 500+ stuffed frogs doing people things.
Budapest, Hungary

Ronald Reagan Statue in Budapest

A statue in Budapest's Liberty Square honors the former U.S. president's efforts to end the Cold War.
Budapest, Hungary

The Holy Right

Mummified holy right fist of a 1,000-year-old Saint-king.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Slavín

Thousands of slain Soviet soldiers are buried within the shadow of this enormous obelisk.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Cumil the Sewer Worker

This Slovakian statue of an emerging sewer worker might just be a bronze peeping tom.
Bratislava, Slovakia

Obrazáreň pri Dóme

An abandoned church with dreamlike images in place of windows.
Warsaw, Poland

Mały Powstaniec (The Little Insurrectionist)

A statue honors the children who fought Nazis in Poland.
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Uprising Monument

A tribute to the Polish insurgents who fought in the failed attempt to end their city's Nazi occupation.
Gdańsk, Poland

Ruins at Westerplatte

The site of the first battle of World War II.
Gdańsk, Poland

Old Prussian Hags of Northern Pomerania

These rare statues are one of the few remaining material witnesses to Old Prussian culture.
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.
Stockholm, Sweden

The Stadsbiblioteket (Stockholm Public Library)

The library's graceful rotunda is like a bibliophile's temple.
Lisbon, Portugal

Hospital de Bonecas

Catering to broken dolls for almost 200 years, this repair shop is now a charnel house of doll parts.