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Madrid, Spain

Fountain of the Fallen Angel

Commonly acknowledged as the only public monument to the Devil himself.
Madrid, Spain

Palacio de Cristal

Madrid's romantically ornate crystal palace has been offering shelter to plants and art for over a century.
Madrid, Spain

Muelle's Graffiti

Sometimes called the Banksy of Madrid, Muelle was a pioneer of street art in the Spanish city.
Madrid, Spain

El Oso y el Madroño (The Bear and the Strawberry Tree)

This sweet-toothed bear searching for snacks has been a symbol of Madrid for decades.
Madrid, Spain

Tío Pepe Sign

For decades, Puerta del Sol has been illuminated by a giant, guitar-wielding bottle of sherry.
Madrid, Spain

Kilometre Zero

A stone slab in Madrid marks the point from which the distances of Spain's national roads are measured.
Madrid, Spain

Atocha Station Tropical Garden

A lush indoor jungle fills this bustling Madrid transportation hub.
Madrid, Spain

'Día y Noche' (Day and Night)

A pair of gigantic baby heads greet passengers at Atocha Station.
Madrid, Spain

Gran Vía Museum and Palacios Pavilion

A small museum displays some of the artifacts discovered during a subway station renovation.
Madrid, Spain

'La Plaza de la Luna'

In the fictional world of Kcymaerxthaere, celestial wonders marked a portal to a powerful route of travel at this site in Madrid, Spain.
London, England

The College of Psychic Studies

This educational institution and reference library specialize in the psychic arts and mediumship.
London, England

Tower of London Barbary Lion Skulls

The bones of two medieval royal lions were discovered at the historic fortress.
London, England

Alfred Russel Wallace Statue

A tribute to an explorer and naturalist often overlooked by history.
London, England

Mary Anning's Plesiosaur

This marine reptile was discovered by one of the 19th century's greatest fossil hunters.
London, England

Chi-Chi the Giant Panda

The beloved beast's taxidermy remains sit in the Natural History Museum's cafe.
London, England

Darwin Centre Spirit Collection

Repository for more than 22 million pickled specimens.
London, England

The Soho Square Hut

The Tudor-style cottage in the middle of the square is not quite what it seems.
London, England

The London Beer Flood

On October 17, 1814, a 15-ft. wave of beer ran rampant through the streets of London.
London, England

The 'Scribble'

A giant scrawl on the skyline of south London.
London, England

Evelyn’s Mulberry

Legend has it this gnarled old tree was planted by Tsar Peter the Great during his visit to London.
London, England

St. Nicholas Church Memento Mori

These morbid carvings remind churchgoers of the inevitability of death.
London, England

Deptford Anchor

A much-loved local landmark pays tribute to the shipbuilding past of this area.
London, England

Nunhead Cemetery

A vast overgrown cemetery, once known as one of London's "Magnificent Seven."
London, England

One Tree Hill

A historic hill of tall tales, with one rather special tree.