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Liverpool, England

Church of St. Luke, Liverpool

Gutted during the Liverpool Blitz, this architectural husk has been left destroyed in honor of the dead.
Liverpool, England

St. John's Beacon

The tower was originally used as a chimney for the waste incinerator of St. John's Precinct and Market.
Chester, England

Chester Shot Tower

A 168-foot tower, part of the abandoned Chester Leadworks facility.
Cheshire East, England

Giant Straw Sculptures of Snugburys Ice Cream Farm

Each year a new straw behemoth is born.
Denbigh, Wales

Denbigh Castle Ruins

Picturesque ruins once held off mighty armies.
Gwynedd, Wales

Gelert's Grave

A tiny village in Wales claims the name of a noble medieval hound slain for a crime he didn't commit.
Berlin, Germany

Pergamon Museum

The most visited, and possibly most controversial museum in Germany.
Carcassonne, France

La Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne

Historic medieval fortified city in southwest France.
Fez, Morocco

Fes el-Bali

Thousands of narrow alleyways in an ancient medieval city make up what's believed to be the world's largest car-free urban zone.
Fez, Morocco

University of Al-Karaouine

The oldest known university in the world is in Fes, Morocco.
Fez, Morocco

The Blue Gate of Fes

The other side is actually green.
Fez, Morocco

Merenid Tombs

Crumbling necropolis set high above Fez.
Fez, Morocco

Chouara Leather Tannery

Traditional 11th-century outdoor tannery.
Verona, Italy

Juliet's Balcony

Pilgrimage site for star-crossed lovers.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower - Torre dell'Orologio

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
Rome, Italy

Campo de Fiori

This ritzy Italian market is built around a statue of an unforgiven heretic who was burned for his belief in an endless universe.
Chamchamal, Iraq

Chamchamal Fire Well

A boiling wellspring flowing with natural gas burns in a continual blaze.
Dokan, Iraq

Qyzqapan Tomb

Ancient rock-cut tomb? Definitely. That of a great Median king? Unlikely.
Al-Shikhan, Iraq

Aqueduct of Jerwan

The surviving pieces of an ancient aqueduct that may have fed into the lost Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Manchester, England

John Rylands Library

A Victorian Gothic masterpiece housing a world-class collection of rare books and manuscripts.
East Molesey, England

Hampton Court Maze

England's oldest surviving hedge maze has been confusing visitors for over 300 years.
Chester, England

Chester Rows

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

Ruins of Whitby Abbey

The gloomy ruins that inspired Bram Stoker to bring Dracula to life.
London, England

221b Baker Street

The popularity of Sherlock Holmes led to the creation of his fictional address, turning the orderly London street numbers askew.