Open, but No Staff Inside: A Self-Service Pub in the Forest [Lipová-lázně, Czech Republic]

What would you like to find the most during a long hiking trip? How about a pub in the middle of the forest? You might think it’s impossible because nobody would work that far from civilization. But no problem—this can be a self-service pub like ‘The Forest Pub’ (Lesní bar in Czech) near the village of Lipová-lázně in the Czech Republic.

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A Fruit Bitten by Time: Visiting the Giant Abandoned Strawberry [Poland]

There is a spectacular sight somewhere in Poland—a huge, decaying strawberry left in the fields. Its once vibrant red body has changed so much that it looks rotten, and the previously vivid green leaves now seem dry. Seeing this gives the impression that decay wanted something sweet and decided that a huge fruit was the best choice.

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Plenty of Colorful Sculptures: Visiting the Vivid Fairytale Garden [Biskupice, Czech Republic]

Giraffes, lions, zebras, musicians, and more. A wide variety of vividly painted concrete sculptures inhabiting a garden in Biskupice, a village in the Czech Republic, are sure to catch your attention. Also called ‘Biskupické safari’ (Safari in Biskupice), these are the artworks of Františka Blechová, who used to live there.

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An Idyllic Spot in Nature: A Cute Painted Watermill [Temska, Serbia]

There’s a charming painted watermill located in Temska, Serbia, surrounded by the forest of Stara Planina National Park. Despite showing signs of slight decay, the vibrant flower paintings on its walls are just as vivid as the picturesque surroundings. I couldn’t resist taking some photos to capture the beauty of this peaceful spot.

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A Concert in the Air: An Old Piano Hung Under the Bridge [Vilnius, Lithuania]

Do you like open-air concerts? If so, what about attending one where you wouldn’t even feel the ground under your feet? There was a performance in Vilnius, Lithuania, that brought a concert to a completely different level – it wasn’t just an open-air concert, but literally ‘an air concert’.

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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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