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Entrance to the Cork Butter Museum
Cork, Ireland

The Butter Museum

This Irish museum in a historic 19th century market pays tribute to the glory of butter.
51.9028, -8.4767
Sarcophagus on top level of Mausoleum of Theoderic.
Ravenna, Italy

Mausoleum of Theoderic

The roof of this ancient mausoleum is made from a single Istrian stone weighing a massive 230 tons.
44.4250, 12.2092
The 13th-century fortress tower with houses from 1672 (No. 47-51).
Lübeck, Germany

Half Tower

A tilted half-timbered house from 1672 is built into a salvaged segment of a medieval wall.
53.8624, 10.6898
courtyard
Lübeck, Germany

Medieval Courtyards of Lübeck

The small alleys in Lübeck's Old Town are a result of medieval urban sprawl.
53.8718, 10.6861
Church of St. Mary in Luebeck, the bells, partly melted during the fire in WWII.
Lübeck, Germany

The Broken Bells of St. Mary's

The bells remain in a shattered heap exactly as they fell when the church was bombed in World War II.
53.8674, 10.6844
Danse Macabre stained glass.
Lübeck, Germany

Danse Macabre Stained Glass

Dancing skeletal figures pay homage to a medieval mural destroyed during World War II.
53.8677, 10.6850
The bottom calendar wheel of the astronomical clock.
Lübeck, Germany

Astronomical Clock at St. Mary's Church

A stunning two-story timepiece within a medieval Brick Gothic church.
53.8677, 10.6850
The devil sits on the stone slab, smiling at passers-by
Lübeck, Germany

The Devil's Stone

A statue honors the local legend that the devil helped build St. Mary's church after being tricked into thinking it was going to be a wine bar.
53.8677, 10.6851
The Muslim Walls.
Madrid, Spain

Muslim Walls of Madrid

Among the oldest structures in Madrid, these Moorish walls once guarded the medieval city of Mayrit.
40.4149, -3.7145
The street is so narrow pedestrians need a stoplight.
Prague, Czechia

Vinárna Čertovka

This walkway is so narrow it needs its own light to stop pedestrian traffic jams.
50.0880, 14.4096
Brixton Windmill
London, England

Brixton Windmill

A fully functional, 200-year-old remnant of the time when Brixton was mostly fields.
51.4540, -0.1225
The Toaster at night.
Aachen, Germany

The Toaster

A distinctive former power plant turned university lecture hall looks like it could make you breakfast.
50.7782, 6.0787
Put your thumb into the hole rotating it and your wish will be fulfilled.
Fatih, Turkey

Hagia Sophia Wishing Column

Legend says if you stick your thumb in the hole and it gets wet your wish will be granted.
41.0084, 28.9794
Along the exterior wall.
Cardiff, Wales

Roman Walls of Cardiff Castle

The castle still holds traces of the abandoned Roman fort it was built atop.
51.4822, -3.1812
The Jewish deportations memorial at platform 16.
Florence, Italy

Platform 16 Holocaust Deportation Memorials

Memorials at a Florence railway station remember the citizens who were deported from Italy and sent to extermination camps.
43.7763, 11.2485
The poshest Tesco.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Tesco Metro

A palatial former bank building now houses what may be the poshest convenience store in Belfast.
54.5996, -5.9313
Europa Hotel.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Europa Hotel

It was once nicknamed "the most bombed hotel in Europe."
54.5949, -5.9351
Also known as the Lover's Bench.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Bench of Whispers

Thanks to an acoustic anomaly, this unassuming stone bench has heard one hundred years of secrets.
42.8770, -8.5475
The shadow pilgrim
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.
42.8806, -8.5437
The restored sign at Malin Head, as seen in 2017.
County Donegal, Ireland

'Eire 80' Sign

This World War II relic let Allied pilots know they were entering neutral airspace.
55.3823, -7.3717
For "The Men of the Glynnes."
Larne, Northern Ireland

Antrim Coast Road Memorial

An unassuming tribute to engineer William Bald and the workers who built one of Europe's most scenic coastal roads.
54.8643, -5.8091
The dragon clinging to the side of the building.
Munich, Germany

Wurmeck

A fearsome dragon clings to a corner of Munich's city hall.
48.1376, 11.5752
It's easy to miss the house wedged between these churches.
Porto, Portugal

Carmo and Carmelitas Churches

A hidden three-foot-wide house separates these two regal churches.
41.1473, -8.6165
The Nine Ladies.
Stanton Lees, England

Nine Ladies Stone Circle

Legend says this little-known stone circle is formed from people petrified as punishment for dancing on the Sabbath.
53.1679, -1.6290