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London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
London, England

Ruins of the Crystal Palace

The remains of Crystal Palace Great Exhibition of 1851.
London, England

Temple Church

An unusual round church in London with a Templar past.
Bath, England

Pulteney Weir

This picturesque horseshoe weir was first built in the 1600s to prevent flooding in the town of Bath.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Child's Tomb at Old St. Michael the Archangel Church

Place with alleged mystical powers in Old Orthodox Church in Sarajevo.
Višegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mehmed Pasha Sokolovic Bridge

Celebrated example of Ottoman architecture that also served as a site for brutal massacres.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Old Jewish Cemetery of Sarajevo

This historic cemetery was inaccessible for several years due to dozens of land mines.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bascarsija

Oriental bazaar in the heart of Sarajevo.
Zagreb, Croatia

Zrinjevac Meteorological Column

This 135-year-old weather station studied the effects of the climate on human health.
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Orlando's Column in Dubrovnik

An ancient knight and a symbol of the city's freedom.
Kotor, Montenegro

Fortifications of Kotor

These historic defenses ensured the city within would survive hundreds of years of occupations, sieges, and invasions.
Athens, Greece

Agia Dynami

This small 16th-century church in Athens is almost entirely surrounded by a modern building.
Agion Oros, Greece

Mount Athos

An autonomous republic of Orthodox monks.
Athens, Greece

The Athenian Agora

This ancient Greek place of assembly and marketplace is being revealed layer by layer below the modern Athens cityscape.
Budapest, Hungary

The Citadella

From Austrians to Nazis to Soviets, this historic Budapest fortress has a history as complex as the city itself.
Budapest, Hungary

Vajdahunyad Castle

This Hungarian castle was built out of cardboard and wood until it proved so popular that it got upgraded to stone.
Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Georgia

Towers of Svaneti

Fortified homes of highland warriors that are still in use today.
Thessaloniki, Greece

Heptapyrgion Fortress

An abandoned Byzantine fortress and notorious prison.
Mogoșoaia, Romania

Mogoșoaia Palace

17th century palace once a meeting place for politicians.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

St. Michael’s Church

This Transylvanian church has changed its denomination four times.
Romanii de Jos, Romania

Horezu Monastery

Religious structure known for its sculpted details.
Sighișoara, Romania

Sighișoara Saxon Cemetery

This hauntingly beautiful cemetery outside a medieval citadel is full of winding paths and ivy-covered graves.
Sighișoara, Romania

Towers of Sighișoara

Nine centuries-old fortresses guard the walls of this medieval Romanian city.