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Vienna, Austria

Hofjagd und Rüstkammer

A magnificent collection of imperial armor and weaponry.
Glasgow, Scotland

Temple Gasometers

These rusting, skeletal structures are monolithic monuments to Glasgow's industrial past
Key West, Florida

U.S. Route 1 Mile 0 Sign

The highway's southernmost spot is a beloved local attraction.
London, England

Memorial to the Women of World War II

The bronze uniforms commemorate the vital role of women during World War II.
Athens, Greece

Divani Palace Acropolis Fortification Wall

A preserved portion of an ancient Athens barrier is displayed in a hotel basement.
Bristol, England

Bristol Museum Natural History Collection

It houses a menagerie of wondrous taxidermy specimens from around the world, including the remains of a famous gorilla.
Arlington, Virginia

Arlington Cemetery's Headstone-Eating Trees

The rogue roots are gradually consuming some of the historic marble grave markers.
London, England

Cleopatra's Needle Shrapnel Scars

This ancient Egyptian obelisk still bears the wounds of World War I.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Cramond Lioness

This Roman relic was discovered in Scotland in a most peculiar fashion.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Tweeddale Court

This 16th-century close preserves an unusual piece of Edinburgh's transportation history.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Bakehouse Close

This alley off Edinburgh's Royal Mile contains remnants of the city's seedier history.
Scotland

Martyrs' Memorial

A striking glass tribute to two sisters who suffered during Scotland's "Killing Time."
Scotland

Grave Robbing Headstone

A grave marker depicting a body snatching tableau on a 19th-century tombstone.
Callander, Scotland

Lady Kentmores Antiques

A weird and wonderful collection of items that pique curiosity and haunt nightmares.
Bristol, England

Bristol Museum Archeology Collection

An array of ancient artifacts from Bronze Age Bristol and other civilizations are housed in this museum.
Highland, Scotland

Clootie Well

A pagan tradition of draping trees with rags eerily lives on.
Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

Eilean Donan

The most iconic structure in Scotland has been home to bishops, colonels, and Sean Connery characters.
Invergarry, Scotland

Glengarry Viewpoint

From here, the loch appears to take the shape of mainland Scotland.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Millennium Clock Tower

The dance of this huge clock is a magnificent and eerie commentary on good and evil in the history of humankind.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company

One of the oldest producers of hand-folded fortune cookies still uses its original secret recipe.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Witches' Well

The fountain marks the area where hundreds of accused witches were burned at the stake.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Netherbow Bell

The bell that once tolled atop a lost Edinburgh gate now hangs for all to see.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Dunbar's Close

A verdant 17th-century-style garden hidden along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Sanctuary Stones

A series of three shiny letters mark the boundary of an old refuge for those seeking safety from debt collectors.