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Vancouver, British Columbia

'Giants' on Granville Island Silos

The colorful, smiling concrete silos of Vancouver.
London, England

Dirty Dick's

This pub boasts a curious history and may have inspired a Dickens character.
London, England

The Star Tavern

The bar where "The Great Train Robbery" was planned was once a nexus of high society and low morals.
London, England

The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East

One of the few remaining casualties of the London Blitz, this destroyed church has become an enchanting public garden.
Dublin, Ireland

Ancient Bog Butter

The block of aged dairy is probably still edible after 2,300 years in a peat bog.
Dublin, Ireland

The Famine Memorial in Dublin

The somber sculptures commemorating Irish Famine on the river Liffey in Dublin.
Dublin, Ireland

Kingship and Sacrifice

This permanent collection of preserved bodies taken from Irish bogs is one of the leading authorities on such morbid mummies.
Dublin, Ireland

National Leprechaun Museum

A museum that cashes in on its infamous little people while teaching you a thing or two about the Irish fey.
Brighton, England

Remains of the Royal Suspension Chain Pier

Half-drowned wooden stumps and stone blocks are all that remain of a Victorian landing that was destroyed by storms.
Brussels, Belgium

Manneken Pis

A little sculpture with a large wardrobe.
London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters.
Los Angeles, California

The Museum of Death

World's largest collection of serial killer artwork and other macabre exhibits.
Orrville, Alabama

Old Cahawba Archeological Park

This ghost town houses the remains of Alabama's old state capital.
Torfaen, Wales

Big Pit National Coal Museum

Go deep down into the earth to experience the world of Welsh coal miners.
Gwynedd, Wales

Gelert's Grave

A tiny village in Wales claims the name of a noble medieval hound slain for a crime he didn't commit.
Conwy, Wales

Quay House, The Smallest House in Great Britain

A former fisherman's hut deemed too small for habitation is now a delightful tourist draw.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

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This Welsh village gave itself a ridiculous name in a publicity stunt a century ahead of its time.
New York, New York

Game Boy that Survived a Bombing

Though the case is scorched and the buttons half-melted, this hardy handheld gaming device can still run a game of Tetris.
Lincoln, England

Lincoln Tank Memorial

The world's first military tank was designed in this English city amid the stalemate of WWI trench warfare.
Lincoln, England

The Lincoln Imp

Legend says this demonic carving inside a medieval cathedral was one of Satan's minions.
Portsmouth, England

Spinnaker Tower

This striking observation tower shaped like a spinnaker sail is the newest icon in historic Portsmouth.
London, England

Trellick Tower

This iconic high-rise residential block was one of the last to be built in the Brutalist style.
Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Rubha Robhanais: The Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

A red-brick beacon stands against the tempestuous Atlantic, on the windiest site in the United Kingdom.
Oxford, England

The Norrington Room

Once one of the largest rooms full of books in the world, this bookstore basement is still a treat for bibliophiles.