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London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

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

Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London and the regulation of one-way streets both started in this alley.
Athina, Greece

Theatre of Dionysus

Heralded as the world's first theater, these ruins are often overlooked as they reside in the shadows of the Acropolis.
Ypres, Belgium

Sanctuary Wood Cemetery

In the shadow of a former battleground, the resting place for nearly 2,000 soldiers who died in World War I.
Stockholm, Sweden

Wooden Horse Museum

This small museum nestled inside a souvenir shop is dedicated to Sweden's most well-known toy.
Antwerp, Belgium

Cafe Beveren

This small corner bar is home to a rare 1930s dance organ that still plays tunes for one Euro.
Antwerp, Belgium

Lange Wapper Statue

This legendary giant, born from vegetables, terrorized townspeople and cheated local children in games.
Antwerp, Belgium

Nello and Patrasche

This statue dedicated to the story of a Flemish boy and his dog was relatively obscure in Belgium, but a cult sensation in Japan.
Antwerp, Belgium

Museum Vleeshuis

This former guildhall with a bacon-like exterior is now home to a museum covering 600 years of Antwerp's musical history.
Antwerp, Belgium

Hand of Druon Antigoon

The legendary giant's severed hand sits on Antwerp's popular shopping street.
Antwerp, Belgium

Brabo Fountain

A man throwing a giant severed hand towers over Antwerp’s main square.
Antwerp, Belgium

Elfde Gebod

According to this bar, God gave an “11th commandment” to Antwerp: Thou shalt drink beer.
Budapest, Hungary

Central Café and Restaurant 1887

Some of the greatest minds in the history of Hungarian art and science converged in this café.
Bergen, Norway

Fløibanen Funicular

A favorite with sightseers, this Norwegian funicular provides easy access to a stunning view of Bergen and its environs.
Bergen, Norway

Fantoft Stave Church

The burning of this 12th-century church kicked off a campaign of Norwegian Black Metal terror.
Oslo, Norway

'She Lies'

This floating sculpture of ice is a poignant reminder of nature's power.
Oslo, Norway

Oslo Opera House

The design of this beautifully crafted building was inspired by Norwegian glaciers.
Oslo, Norway

Viking Ship Museum

Home to three historic ships from the age of Vikings.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'Dreaming Spires'

Poetic, metallic giraffes adorn a square off an Edinburgh thoroughfare.
Oxford, England

Morris Garage

This nondescript building was the birthplace of Morris cars.
Stockholm, Sweden

Arlanda Airport Runestone

An 11th century runestone decorates the halls of Terminal 2 of this Scandanavian airport.
Khwaeng Wat Arun, Thailand

Wat Arun

This dazzling Buddhist temple was constructed from over one million ceramic tiles salvaged from a British shipwreck.
Chester, England

Chester Town Hall Clock Tower

The west-facing wall was supposedly left blank to snub the Welsh.
Chester, England

Chester Rows

Mysteriously stacked storefront paths give this medieval British town an iconic style like none other.