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Helensburgh, Australia

Glowworm Tunnel

An abandoned railroad tunnel is now filled with bioluminescent bugs.
Taree, Australia

Big Oyster

Homage to the local produce now serves as a car dealer.
Põhja-Tallinna, Estonia

Fortress Patarei

A former imperial sea-fortress and Soviet prison.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Tatyana Markus Memorial

A tribute to a Ukrainian heroine who went undercover and killed several Nazi operatives.
London, England

Hyde Park Pet Cemetery

The final resting place to 300 Victorian-era pets hides inside the city park.
London, England

Bunhill Fields

A famous burial ground with a history both grim and literary.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

Saint Maria Adelaide

An honorary saint of the people, Maria Adelaide became an incorrupt corpse, the clothes intact, exhaling “a strong scent of roses.”
Antwerp, Belgium

Brabo Fountain

A man throwing a giant severed hand towers over Antwerp’s main square.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Hoia-Baciu Forest

Some call this eerie forest of crooked trees the "Bermuda Triangle of Romania."
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Uprising Monument

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

Mermaid of Warsaw

The Polish capital has had a deep connection to its guardian mermaid for almost a millennium now.
Warsaw, Poland

Mieszko the Stone Bear

Legend says this is actually a heartbroken prince waiting for his true love's kiss.
Brest, Belarus

Brest Hero-Fortress

Thanks to its heroic service during WWII this Soviet castle has been turned into a monument towered over by a brutalist titan.
Smaliavicki rajon, Belarus

Mound of Glory

A striking Soviet memorial commemorates the liberation of Belarus from the Nazis.
Sighișoara, Romania

Sighișoara Saxon Cemetery

This hauntingly beautiful cemetery outside a medieval citadel is full of winding paths and ivy-covered graves.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Kyiv Crematorium

This oddly shaped building is a surprising Soviet-era crematorium.
Vinnytsia, Ukraine

Roshen Fountain

The spectacular Roshen Fountain show lights up the night sky all summer long, until it "hibernates" under the ice waiting for spring to come.
Hillvue, Australia

Big Golden Guitar

Monument that stands 40 feet and weighs 1,000 pounds.
Oppenheim, Germany

Michaelskapelle Ossuary

This German bone house contains the remains of some 20,000 souls.
Cologne, Germany

Church of St. Ursula

A church filled with the bones of hundreds of virgins martyrs—or so they say.
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.
Hexham, Australia

Big Mosquito

Modeled after the big, ferocious Hexham Grey mosquito.
Rookwood, Australia

Rookwood Cemetery

The largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere.