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London, England

The Monty Python Foot

The television series' iconic giant foot was borrowed from this classical painting.
London, England

Victoria & Albert Museum Dining Rooms

Revel in the Victorian splendor of the world's oldest eating establishment inside a museum.
London, England

Victoria and Albert Museum WWII Battle Scars

The pockmarks across the building's facade are remnants of the Blitz.
London, England

The Champion

This 19th-century pub features stained-glass windows celebrating Victorian-era "champions."
London, England

Algerian Coffee Stores

Since 1887, this old-school shop has stacked its shelves with extraordinary coffees and teas.
London, England

Broad Street Cholera Pump

The John Snow Memorial marks the epicenter of London's 1854 cholera epidemic.
London, England

Epstein's Medical Sculptures

A series of carved figures that scandalized British society.
London, England

The Soho Square Hut

The Tudor-style cottage in the middle of the square is not quite what it seems.
London, England

Seven Noses of Soho

Several plaster noses are hidden in plain sight around London's Soho neighborhood.
London, England

London's Lilliputian Police Station

London's smallest police station is barely the size of a phone booth.
London, England

Trafalgar Square Imperial Measurements

These official units of measurement—including chains and perches—lie hidden beneath tourists' feet in a popular London hub.
London, England

'The Ambassadors'

A mysterious shape catches the eye in this 16th-century painting.
London, England

Charing Cross Mural

The medieval woodcut-style artwork chronicles life in medieval London.
York, England

York Tyburn

After public executions took place at this location, attendants would also attend a local horse race.
York, England

Hob Moor and Plague Stones

When the plague struck York, this stone was used to leave supplies for the sick.
York, England

The ‘Rocket' Locomotive

This innovative steam machine was no doubt the most famous of the pioneer locomotives.
London, England

Cleopatra's Needle Shrapnel Scars

This ancient Egyptian obelisk still bears the wounds of World War I.
Athens, Greece

Amalias 42

This building displays the scars of the “Dekemvriana,” a dark time in modern Greek history.
North Yorkshire, England

Fountains Abbey

One of the oldest and certainly best preserved Cistercian abbeys still in existence.
Athens, Greece

Stones of Frederica

Elaborate stone houses constructed from the ruins of war.
Athens, Greece

Church of Agios Demetrios of Diakos

This Ottoman-era church is hidden amid a busy tourist area.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Botafumeiro

This enormous censer uses a pulley system installed over 400 years ago.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Shadow Pilgrim

An accidental trick of light casts the perfect shadow of a pilgrim of the Camino de Santiago against the cathedral wall.
Athens, Greece

Church of Agios Sostis

This Byzantine Church was moved from Paris to Athens block by block.