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Edinburgh, Scotland

William Wallace and Robert the Bruce Statues

Overlooked by many, the two famous Scottish warriors guard the main gate of Edinburgh Castle.
Glenfinnan, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Now famous as the "Harry Potter bridge," this impressive concrete viaduct has long been an icon in its own right.
Isle of Skye, Scotland

Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls

Ancient cliffs resembling a kilt on Scotland's second largest island emit an entrancing sound.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Royal Botanic Gardens of Edinburgh

One of the oldest scientific gardens in Britain, containing more than 13,302 plant species in its core collection.
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg Bächle

These paved rills bring freshwater into Altstadt and could spell wedding bells for whoever stumbles into the waters.
Paris, France

Paris Padlocks of Love

The celebrated eyesore created by starry-eyed sweethearts.
Colmar, France

Statue of Liberty, Colmar

A copy of the Statue of Liberty greets visitors to the birthplace of Auguste Bartholdi.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
Paris, France

Catacombes de Paris

The Catacombs hold secrets much stranger than the bones stacked within them.
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Schilthorn Piz Gloria

A cablecar-station-turned-revolving restaurant with 360-degree views of the Swiss skyline.
Montreux, Switzerland

Freddie Mercury Statue

This statue pays tribute to the iconic musician in the place where he recorded his final studio album.
Hudson, New York

Olana

The Hudson River School comes alive at this palatial estate.
Fayetteville, New York

Green Lakes State Park

Surprisingly aquamarine waters fill deep lakes formed at the end of the last ice age.
Syracuse, New York

Upside-Down Traffic Signal

A reversed traffic signal that was once violently misinterpreted as a statement on British-Irish relations.
Syracuse, New York

Tree of 40 Fruit

A Frankenstein blend of science and art allows one tree to produce 40 different types of stone fruit.
Syracuse, New York

Niagara Mohawk Building

This Art Deco fortress in upstate New York gives Manhattan's vaunted examples of the style a run for their money.
Lincoln, New Hampshire

Betty and Barney Hill Memorials

A gas station and a state sign commemorating the most famous claims of extraterrestrial abduction.
Boston, Massachusetts

North End Street Utensils

Silverware in the sidewalk outside a grocery store cements this neighborhood’s Italian culinary history.
Tokyo, Japan

Akihabara Electric Town

Once a black market electronics marketplace, now an otaku shopper's paradise.
Tokyo, Japan

Hachiko

After a profound show of devotion for his master, a dog becomes the symbol of loyalty for an entire nation.
Tokyo, Japan

Giant GUNDAM Robot

A 20-meter (65-foot) robot towers over Tokyo Bay.
Tokyo, Japan

Vampire Café

A taste of the macabre Tokyo's ritzy shopping district.
Tokyo, Japan

Fantasy Dining Alice in a Labyrinth

Fine dining in the bizarre world of Lewis Carroll.