<p>The neo-Gothic Swallow's Nest castle perches 130 feet above the Black Sea near Yalta in southern Ukraine. Built by a German noble in 1912, the flamboyant seaside residence is now a popular tourist destination.</p>

Swallow's Nest, Ukraine

The neo-Gothic Swallow's Nest castle perches 130 feet above the Black Sea near Yalta in southern Ukraine. Built by a German noble in 1912, the flamboyant seaside residence is now a popular tourist destination.

Photograph by Jane Sweeney, JAI/Corbis

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