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Batumi, Georgia

Alphabetic Tower

Tower with a double-helix spiral, adorned with letters of the Georgian alphabet.
41.6560, 41.6396
Ali and Nino
Batumi, Georgia

Ali and Nino

A literally moving statue of stacked metal giants just continually trying (and failing) to find love.
41.6559, 41.6436
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
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mill City Museum and site of "The Great Mill Disaster"

When flour explodes, it's not a pretty sight.
44.9787, -93.2570
Spoonbridge and Cherry
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spoonbridge and Cherry

A toweringly silly piece of modern art has been delighting locals since the 1980's.
44.9706, -93.2890
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Stone Arch Bridge

The oldest bridge in Minneapolis.
44.9845, -93.2555
The old Pillsbury A-Mill building.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pillsbury A-Mill

This old residential building was once the largest flour mill in the world.
44.9838, -93.2530
Karl Marx birthplace in Trier, Germany
Trier, Germany

Karl Marx House

The birthplace of Karl Marx is now a museum dedicated to the communist revolutionary's life and work.
49.7539, 6.6357
Porta Nigra viewed from the south
Trier, Germany

Porta Nigra

The last bastion of Roman presence north of the Alps looms over a German town.
49.7597, 6.6441
Casemates overlooking Alzette River
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Bock Casemates

An expansive complex of subterranean tunnels is all that remains of one of Europe's most formidable medieval fortresses.
49.6117, 6.1367
Paul McCarthy's jolly Santa Claus statue in its home
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Paul McCarthy's Santa Claus

Rotterdammers' dirty minds gave this santa a dirty nickname and cursed it to a life of wandering.
51.9164, 4.4730
Cube House
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Cube House

These slanted cubic abodes are a creative if odd solution to a zoning pickle.
51.9202, 4.4907
Beelitz Heilstätten
Beelitz, Germany

Beelitz Heilstätten

Terrifying derelict military hospital once housed a recuperating Hitler.
52.2588, 12.9289
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki, Finland

Fortress of Suomenlinna

This irregularly shaped sea fortress has defended not one but three different sovereign states.
60.1454, 24.9881
The abandoned torpedo launch station.
Rijeka, Croatia

Torpedo Launch Station

Now abandoned, the world's first torpedo factory is crumbling into the sea.
45.3341, 14.4036
Salzburg, Austria

Zwerglgarten (Dwarf Garden)

Ugly 18th-century dwarf statues living in a perfectly landscaped Austrian garden.
47.8057, 13.0424
Mozart, as seen by artist Markus Lüpertz.
Salzburg, Austria

Hommage to Mozart

This strange statue features a bust of the famous composer plopped atop a woman's body.
47.8020, 13.0386
Žaliakalnis Funicular Railway.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Žaliakalnis Funicular Railway

The oldest funicular in Lithuania has been climbing this steep hill since 1931.
54.9021, 23.9180
L-tower
Vienna, Austria

Flak Towers

Giant WWII fortresses that fired 8,000 rounds a minute, now home to thousands of pigeons.
48.2256, 16.3728
Rummu Underwater Prison
Rummu, Estonia

Rummu Underwater Prison

The ruins of an Estonian prison are drowning in the quarry lake where the convicts were once forced to work.
59.2267, 24.1960
Pärnu Seawall.
Pärnu, Estonia

Pärnu Seawall

Legend says lovers who hold hands while venturing along this stone jetty and kiss at the end will remain together forever.
58.3761, 24.4775
The Gabriadze Puppet Theater
Tbilisi, Georgia

Rezo Gabriadze Puppet Theater

A small but hugely whimsical theater where marionettes play out the "The Battle of Stalingrad."
41.6958, 44.8065
One of nine gardens
Wilmette, Illinois

Bahá'í Temple

The only Bahá'í house of worship in North America and one of only eight worldwide.
42.0744, -87.6842
Magdeburg, Germany

Grüne Zitadelle (Green Citadel)

The architect of this fanciful complex called it an "oasis for humanity and nature in a sea of rational houses."
52.1266, 11.6344