Where Wooden Grandpa and Grandma Live: Visiting the Incredible Moving Sculptures [Peruc Municipality, Czech Republic]

There is a stream in Peruc Municipality, Czech Republic, inhabited by cute wooden creatures – grandpa, grandma, storks, and more. As if their charm wasn’t sufficient reason to visit this place, some of these sculptures look as if they were alive since they move. How is this even possible, given that these are just a few pieces of wood? Let’s have a closer look to solve this secret.

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A Strange Building in the Ordinary Town: An Incredible Transformation of the Old House [Ripanj, Serbia]

Ripanj is a small, ordinary town in Serbia, but as you walk its streets, you’ll encounter something that will make you stop: a huge, multi-story building with a dome on top. What is it? A church? A castle? Seeing such a bizarre building will definitely make you curious to hear its story.

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Bones and Stones: Bizarre Sculptures and Eerie Decor on the Outskirts of the Village [Ústí nad Orlicí District, Czech Republic]

There’s this village in Ústí nad Orlicí District in the Czech Republic that’s hiding something truly amazing. It’s a spot filled with remarkable sculptures and spooky decorations that’ll give you chills. Crafted by a local sculptor, this place is sure to capture your attention and hold you spellbound for a moment.

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The Beauty of Sorrow: A Charming Roadside Memorial on the Bend [Kamenný Přívoz, Czech Republic]

Just another story about the beauty in sorrow. This roadside memorial in Kamenný Přívoz, Czech Republic, was created in memory of an 18-year-old cyclist who died there in a car accident during the amateur cyclist championship. Even though roadside memorials are quite common, this one sticks in the mind for a long time due to the abundance of toys and cycling symbolism present, perfectly reflecting the life of this young girl.

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Wishing the Bus Would Never Come: Visiting the Beautifully Furnished Bus Stop [Slatiňany, Czech Republic]

You’d never complain about a bus being delayed if you waited for it at the bus stop in Slatiňany, a small town in the Czech Republic. Why? Because waiting there feels as cozy as being at home. Tables, chairs, books, cups, and colorful interior  this bus stop has everything to ensure waiting is as pleasant as possible.

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Gathering in the Backyard. Bizarre Decaying Sculptures [Budapest, Hungary]

When you stroll down one of the streets in the center of Budapest, Hungary, you might stumble upon a peculiar sight behind a fence. There’s a large group gathered in the backyard, with its members engaged in lively conversation and expressive gestures. At first glance, you might think it’s just a regular gathering, but upon closer inspection, it’s truly unusual – these aren’t people but sculptures, there are too many of them in one place to be mere decoration, and they are completely naked.

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The Power of Water. Moving Miniature Watermills near the Fairytale Stream [Havlíčkův Brod District, Czech Republic]

Discover an amazing location hidden in the Havlíčkův Brod District in the Czech Republic: two miniature watermills inhabited by various fairytale creatures. I made several visits to properly document this enchanting site; equipped with gumboots to traverse the water surrounding the buildings, I took not only photos but also videos, immortalizing the charming movements of the figurines that bring this place to life. Though it was the most time-consuming location I’ve explored this year, every moment spent there was undeniably worth it. 

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An Eerily Adorned Tree. The Creepy Skull Totem in the Woods [Poland]

Deep in the woods of Poland lies a mysterious and eerie sight – a tree adorned with animal bones. The atmosphere of this secluded location is undeniably spooky; one can almost feel death lingering in the air, especially when confronted by numerous skulls adorning the tree trunk. Moreover, the site is relatively distant from inhabited areas, amplifying this unsettling feeling. Collectively, these elements render the location so eerie that encountering it at night is undoubtedly something one would wish to avoid.

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Curiosities in the Forest. A Misty Morning in the Enchanted Realm [Březina Municipality, Czech Republic]

Some places require specific weather conditions to fully experience their atmosphere. One such location is a fairytale site nestled in the woods of Březina Municipality, Czech Republic. A misty morning provided the perfect ambiance to explore the surroundings of the stream, adorned with quaint watermills and charming decorations.

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