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Oxford, England

Alice's Shop

The shop where the girl who inspired the beloved character once bought sweets is now a book-themed commercial curiosity.
London, England

Charing Cross Mural

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

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship.
London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

The commemorative stone column conceals a secret laboratory.
London, England

Philpot Lane Mice Sculpture

A mysterious pair of mice eating a piece of cheese is London's smallest public sculpture.
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.
Calistoga, California

Castello di Amorosa

California's own medieval Italian castle, authentic down to the 300-year-old iron maiden in the dungeon.
Saint-Pierre, Martinique

The Prison Cell of Ludger Sylbaris

The cell which saved the life of Ludger Sylbaris, "the man who lived through Doomsday."
Sunnyvale, California

Orchard Heritage Park

800 apricot trees honor Silicon Valley's agricultural history.
San Jose, California

Peralta Adobe

The oldest house in the capital of Silicon Valley.
San Jose, California

IBM Building 025

A lonely monument to the original Silicon Valley tech campus.
San Jose, California

Grave of Bert Barrett’s Left Arm

The rest of him lived another 61 years and was buried elsewhere.
San Jose, California

Communications Hill Grand Staircase

This 252 step staircase offers stunning views of San Jose.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
San Francisco, California

Tobin House

Half of a house.
San Francisco, California

The Last Standard Oil Company Gas Station in California

Chevron maintains one “Standard” brand station per state so it doesn’t lose the trademark.
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Mansion

27-room home built with the fortune of a sugar magnate.
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
Pendleton, Oregon

The Cozy Rooms

A statue of the owner stands outside of this museum, once the most popular brothel in town.
Wallace, Idaho

Sierra Silver Mine

It was once used as a classroom to teach mining skills to local high school students.
San Jose, California

Quetzalcóatl Sculpture

It is locally loved and ridiculed for literally looking like poop.
San Jose, California

Orchestria Palm Court

This restaurant's marvelous musical machines include a self-playing violin.
San Francisco, California

Bourbon & Branch

A nondescript building that's been functioning as a speakeasy for nearly a century and a half.
Boron, California

Borax Visitor Center

Everything you always wanted to know about borates is here.