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Põlva Parish, Estonia

The Tree Crosses of Rosma Forest

Hundreds of small crosses have been carved into the bark of the trees outside this small Estonian village.
Durrës, Albania

Amphitheater of Durrës

The largest Roman amphitheater in the Balkans once held over 20,000 people, but managed to lay hidden for hundreds of years.
Tunis, Tunisia

Tunis Medina

The ancient heart of Tunis is an enormous maze of narrow streets and alleyways.
Riga, Latvia

Victory Memorial to Soviet Army

This controversial monument was designed to lionize the Red Army, but also disheartened the Latvian people.
Shkodër, Albania

Rozafa Castle

According to a local legend, this old castle could only be built after a woman was immured in the walls.
Risti, Estonia

'Soorebane' ('Bog Fox')

The first designer power line in Estonia.
Roche Caiman, Seychelles

Isle of Farquhar

A schooner, nicknamed "The Unsinkable," with a long history of survival in the Indian Ocean.
Seychelles

Mission Ruins of Venn's Town

The remains of a 19th-century school and living quarters are perched atop a mountain surrounded by a thick tropical forest.
Pier Ward, Seychelles

Victoria Clock Tower

This vestige of Seychelles’s colonial past now resides in a busy intersection and didn’t chime for its first 96 years.
Seychelles

Vallee de Mai Nature Preserve

A British general, a suggestive tree, a map of paradise.
Victoria, Seychelles

Marie Antoinette's

One of the oldest restaurants in the Seychelles is one of the only ones left to serve bat.
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki University Museum

A collection of collections ranging from dentistry to minerals.
Rimini, Italy

House of the Shells

One Italian taxi driver covered his entire house in small seashells creating a weird bit of architecture that is preserved to this day.
Città di San Marino, San Marino

Montale

The smaller of the three towers of San Marino is a former prison inaccessible from the ground level.
Plougrescant, France

Castel Meur

A small house sits between two huge rocks, with its back to the sea.
Doha, Qatar

Souq Waqif

Qatar's oldest market can trace its origins back more than a century.
Helfaut, France

La Coupole

This bunker in northern France was built by Nazi German forces with the intention of launching up to 50 V2 rockets at London each day.
Yaiza, Spain

Green Lagoon

This beautifully verdant lagoon is tucked below a massive volcano in a crater atop a black pebble beach.
Pájara, Spain

Villa Winter

Rumors and legends of secret Nazi activities surround this eerily remote island mansion.
Xian Shi, China

Xi'an City Walls

An ancient fortification lives on in this Chinese city.
Valaste, Estonia

Valaste Waterfall

This stunning limestone waterfall is the highest in Estonia.
Obertraun, Austria

5 Fingers Observation Deck

A breathtaking viewing platform over the Alps.
Rapla, Estonia

Okta Centrum AS

This abandoned office building is a lasting example of Soviet-era architecture.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Ali’iolani Hale

Once the site of the Hawaiian monarchy, this building was originally designed as a palace.