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Storuman, Sweden

Wildman

The giant club-wielding wildman stands proud as the symbol of Swedish Lapland.
Vilhelmina, Sweden

Wilhelmina Ice Pole Sitting Contest

Locals perched on icy thrones brave frigid temperatures during this bizarre winter tradition.
Lycksele, Sweden

Lycksele Ice Pillar

This small town's local tradition is to create the world's tallest ice pillar.
Gdańsk, Poland

Falowiec

Communist-era residential block is the longest residential building in Europe.
Gdańsk, Poland

Dwór Artusa

A merchant court dedicated to the fictitious King Arthur is heavily adorned with bizarre Renaissance art.
Gdańsk, Poland

Monument to the Defenders of the Polish Post Office

Modern art commemorates one of the first military actions of World War II.
Gdańsk, Poland

Fahrenheit Monument

This antique thermometer honors the creator of the first universal temperature scale.
Gdańsk, Poland

Old Prussian Hags of Northern Pomerania

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

The Three Boar Heads of Gdańsk

A mysterious emblem tucked in an small alleyway is actually the coat of arms of a heroic medieval family.
Gdańsk, Poland

Gdańsk Shipyard

A floundering Polish shipyard was once the soul of the Solidarity movement that capsized communism.
Gdańsk, Poland

Cemetery of Lost Cemeteries

Memorial to the lost dead of Gdansk, whose resting places were destroyed during World War II.
Gdańsk, Poland

Wisłoujście Fortress

This 700-year-old structure is one of the most unique architectural and historic monuments in Gdańsk.
Gdańsk, Poland

Ruins at Westerplatte

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

Krzywy Domek - Crooked House

This fairytale inspired, warped building houses restaurants, shops, and a radio station.
Gdynia, Poland

Hotel Zdrowie

A haunting deserted hotel is a favorite with artists and photographers.
Viken, Sweden

MidSweden 365

A former top secret military tunnel is now stuffed with snow and open year-round to skiers.
Ragunda S, Sweden

King Chulalongkorn Memorial

An ornate Thai pavilion in the middle of Sweden.
Jämtland, Sweden

The Dead Falls of Lake Ragunda

A botched 18th-century canal silenced one of Sweden's most magnificent waterfalls.
Kramfors N, Sweden

Bålberget Memorial

This serene wooded hilltop has a dark history as the climactic point of the Swedish witch trials.
Sundsvall, Sweden

Bureplatsen

A massive land art sculpture fills a green space once tarnished by a landfill.
Brønnøy, Norway

Torghatten

A naturally occurring tunnel in this Nordic mountain makes it look like it's been shot.
Barcelona, Spain

'Dona i Ocell' ('Woman and Bird')

This colorful statue welcomes visitors to a Barcelona park.
Odessa, Ukraine

Mother-In-Law Bridge

Padlocks cover this rickety footbridge with love.
Odessa, Ukraine

Darth Vader Statue

A monument to Lenin has been transformed into a statue of everyone's favorite black-helmeted, fool-choking Sith Lord.