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Città del Vaticano, Vatican

Vatican City Walls

Historic fortifications form the boundary of Vatican City, but it’s not entirely surrounded by walls.
Athens, Greece

Lycabettus Funicular

The railway carts travelers to central Athens's highest peak, which offers stunning vistas of the city.
Krakow, Poland

St. Mary's Basilica

St. Mary's features one of the most spectacularly decorated cathedral interiors in all of Europe.
Denver, Colorado

The Miller Building

This was once the home of Gahan's Saloon, Denver's most storied speakeasy.
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Mineral Springs

There are eight natural springs around town, each with a slightly different taste.
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Incline

This super steep hike ascends 2,000 feet in less than a mile.
London, England

Coade Stone Caryatids

A measuring mishap led to these artificial stone ladies losing their stomachs.
London, England

The Executioner's Ax

Tucked away in the Tower of London is the weapon once used to execute high-profile prisoners.
Vilnius, Lithuania

The Church of St. Anne

Legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte fell in love with this Gothic church.
London, England

Temple Bar Memorial Dragon

The fierce beast perches atop a pedestal marking where the historic City of London gates once stood.
Gwynedd, Wales

Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel

This Welsh hotel is the spiritual home of the British 1953 Everest expedition, the first successful ascent of Mount Everest.
Vilnius, Lithuania

The Mermaid of Užupis

Travelers who fall victim to this mermaid's charms are destined to stay in Užupis forever.
Manzanares el Real, Spain

Manzanares el Real Castle

A magnificent, long-abandoned castle built in the wake of the reconquest of Spain.
London, England

Hoa Hakananai'a

The "lost friend” is the most famous of the six moai statues that were removed from Easter Island.
Oslo, Norway

'She Lies'

This floating sculpture of ice is a poignant reminder of nature's power.
Edinburgh, Scotland

David Hume's Statue

Touching this 18th-century Scottish philosopher’s toe allegedly conjures good fortune.
Rome, Italy

Basilica of Santa Sabina

The best preserved Paleochristian basilica in Rome hides a number of oddities and secrets.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Writers' Museum

This small museum in a 17th-century building honors three iconic Scottish writers.
Rome, Italy

Sisinnius Fresco in the Basilica San Clemente

A rather vulgar example of the transition from Latin to the Italian vernacular.
Gdańsk, Poland

Wisłoujście Fortress

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

Spitfire LA198

An icon of the Battle of Britain is frozen in flight inside a grand Victorian museum.
Asheville, North Carolina

Flat Iron Sculpture

This giant iron playfully pays tribute to an early 20th-century architectural trend.
Birmingham, Alabama

African Village in America

Joe Minter is only doing the work of God in his yard, he says.
Birmingham, Alabama

Sloss Furnaces

Once one of the largest producers of pig iron in the world.