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Sofia, Bulgaria

National Palace of Culture

A vast Communist-era exhibition space in the Bulgarian capital.
Rilski manastir, Bulgaria

Rila Monastery

This historic black and white monastery is one of Bulgaria's architectural jewels.
Borgloon, Belgium

Reading Between The Lines

Part modern art project, part traditional chapel, this see-through church is only substantial from the right angle.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Statue of Sveta Sofia

"Holy Wisdom" overlooks the city that became its namesake.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Largo

Sofia's legislative center is continuously reinventing itself.
Sofia, Bulgaria

DZI Sofia Center

This building has two facades of clashing architectural designs.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Necropolis of St. Sophia Church

Underneath this Byzantinian church lies a necropolis filled with ancient tombs and the ruins of previous churches.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

A striking symbol of the Bulgarian capital.
Bremen, Germany

Bremer Ratskeller

One of the oldest wine cellars in Germany is now a restaurant beneath Bremen's town hall.
Bremen, Germany

Spuckstein Gesche Gottfried

A spitting ode to a German serial killer.
Bremen, Germany

Der Lichtbringer (The Bearer of Light)

A stunning gilt bronze relief denounced by Hitler as "degenerate art"—even though it was dedicated to the Nazi leader.
Bremen, Germany

House of the Glockenspiel

Böttcherstraße's bells, extolling Nordic virtues and the great conquerors of the world.
Bremerhaven, Germany

Wilhelm Bauer

The only remaining U-boat that is still floating never actually saw any action in World War II.
Amman, Jordan

Umayyad Palace

This restored eighth-century palace is a shining example of ancient Umayyad architecture.
Amman, Jordan

Umbrella Staircases of Amman

An oasis of shade and color amidst the bustle of the old city.
Amman, Jordan

Roman Theater of Amman

This exceptionally well-preserved ancient marvel also houses a small museum dedicated to Jordanian folk tradition.
Madaba, Jordan

Madaba Mosaic Map

The world's oldest map of the holy land gives us a fragmented glimpse of the layout of biblical nations.
Amman, Jordan

Hand of Hercules

The most gigantic, swoony, intimidating trio of fingers in all of antiquity.
Jordan

Petra

An ancient capital city that dates back 3,000 years old and harbors many surprises.
Genk, Belgium

Genk Sundial Park

This collection of solar timekeepers includes the world's first digital sundial.
Genk, Belgium

Cycling Through Water

This bike path was sunk below water level for maximum wonder.
Salzburg, Austria

'Gurken'

Amidst medieval and baroque buildings, five human-sized gherkins stand tall.
Salzburg, Austria

Meteorological Pillar of the 19th Century

The beautiful, ornate weather station is the most popular geocache in Salzburg.
Salzburg, Austria

Zwerglgarten (Dwarf Garden)

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