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Brim, Australia

Brim Silo Murals

These giant grain silo portraits capture elements of rural life in Australia.
London, England

Memorial to the Women of World War II

The bronze uniforms commemorate the vital role of women during World War II.
London, England

Cleopatra's Needle Shrapnel Scars

This ancient Egyptian obelisk still bears the wounds of World War I.
Oxford, England

St Catherine's College

This slice of 1960s Danish modernism does not conform to the Oxford college stereotypes.
Philip, South Dakota

Minuteman Missile Visitor Center

Dedicated to the history of the 1,000 nuclear missiles that once covered the Great Plains.
Oban, Scotland

McCaig’s Tower

Looking strangely like Rome's Colosseum, this unfinished tower has dominated the skyline for over 100 years.
London, England

Victoria and Albert Museum WWII Battle Scars

The pockmarks across the building's facade are remnants of the Blitz.
Canterbury, England

Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

A wonderfully eccentric Victorian-era museum and library.
Cambridge, England

Mathematical Bridge

Local legend says Isaac Newton built this footbridge without any screws, bolts, or nails.
London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

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

The Red Lion

The only pub in the world surrounded by an ancient stone circle.
Abbotsford, Australia

Abbotsford Convent

This 19th-century convent is now a flourishing 21st-century hub for art.
Lucca, Italy

Torre Guinigi (Guinigi Tower)

Fortified medieval tower house with lovely roof garden.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio)

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

Poveglia Plague Island

A small island less than half a mile from Venice is a forbidden island with a dark and twisted past.
Concord, Massachusetts

Orchard House

Louisa May Alcott based “Little Women” on her experiences growing up in this house with her sisters.
Greenfield, Massachusetts

Poet's Seat Tower

This tall Massachusetts folly got its name thanks to all of the purple prose its vistas inspired.
Canberra, Australia

Australian-American Memorial

From a distance, this statue of an eagle looks like a giant chicken on a stick.
Colborne, Ontario

The Big Apple

This giant roadside fruit is home to an array of apple-based treats.
Paris, France

Paris Space Invaders

The video game-themed street art first popped up in the French city.
Paddys River, Australia

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

It's home to the antenna that received the first images of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.
Ypres, Belgium

In Flanders Fields Museum

This memorial museum chronicles the apocalyptic destruction of the First World War.
Canberra, Australia

The Shine Dome

This copper-coated, multi-arched dome is surrounded by a moat and lights up at night.
Durango, Colorado

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

This spectacular track has run continuously since 1882.