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Barnard Castle, England

The Butter Market

This building was once a town hall, a fire station, a prison, a dairy market, and the target for two marksmen.
Middlesbrough, England

'Temenos'

This enormous sculpture honors an English town's engineering and industrial heritage
Middlesbrough, England

Tees Transporter Bridge

Built in 1911, the Tees Transporter Bridge is one of only six transporter bridges still in operation.
Normanton, England

Normanton Church

The sanctuary seems to either float atop the water or sink into the dirt, depending on the water level.
Coventry, England

Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom Clock

Every hour on the hour a naked heroine and her leering foil appear from this giant cuckoo clock.
Coventry, England

Spon Street

A preserved block of timber buildings from the city's industrial era in the Middle Ages.
Coventry, England

Coventry Cathedral Ruins

The bombed out remains of the old church were kept intact next to the new one, as a reminder of the futility of war.
Maryport, England

'Alauna Aura'

This sculpture depicting the history of Maryport turns into a light show at night.
Hartlepool, England

HMS Trincomalee

The oldest warship in Europe is still afloat.
Milan, Italy

L.O.V.E.

This giant middle finger statue sends an unambiguous message to Italy's bankers.
Milan, Italy

San Bernardino alle Ossa

An ossuary built in 1210 to collect bones from the Ospedale Maggiore of Milan.
Cambridge, England

Newton's Apple Tree, Trinity College

This tree was grafted from the actual tree that led Isaac Newton to ponder the theory of gravity.
Cambridge, England

Mathematical Bridge

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

Sluice

This striking steel sculpture transforms environmental data into art.
Ely, England

Octagon Tower

A remarkable medieval structure born from a 14th-century disaster.
Gotham, England

The Original Gotham

The storied English village that pretended to be insane inspired NYC's nickname and the fictional namesake in the DC Comics universe.
Derbyshire, England

Horse-Powered Ore Crusher

These crude contraptions were used to aid in the mining of lead, silver and gold.
Castleton, England

Peak Cavern's Rope Factory

Some of England's last cave dwellers lived and worked within this huge cave.
Derbyshire, England

Winnats Pass

A magnificent winding road through a steep valley, with deep natural caverns at the bottom
Derbyshire, England

The Crazy Pinnacle

There's a strange stone hoodoo towering atop a wooded hillside and no one is quite sure how it got there.
Eyam, England

Hall Hill Troughs

One of the U.K's earliest public water supplies is within the "plague village."
Derbyshire, England

England's 'ER' Plantations

The patches of trees pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.
Derbyshire, England

Chatsworth House

Seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire for centuries.
Tissington, England

Derbyshire Well Dressing

The tradition of using flowers to decorate wells is once again thriving in England.