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London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
London, England

Whispering Gallery at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the quietest sound from across the dome.
Türisalu, Estonia

Turisalu Missile Hangar

Abandoned Soviet base once stocked with short and medium range missiles pointed at western Europe.
Schiphol, Netherlands

Planes@Plaza

This old KLM airplane cut into three parts was transformed into an eclectic airport gift shop.
Tallinn, Estonia

Maarjamäe Memorial Complex

This striking memorial is one of Estonia’s most controversial Soviet leftovers.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First Bank of the United States

Alexander Hamilton’s creation caused quite a bit of controversy.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

America's smallest national park site is the former residence of exiled Polish national hero Thaddeus Kosciuszko.
Nafplio, Greece

Church of Agioi Pantes

A staircase made of gravestones leads up to this church built into a giant rock.
Stockholm, Sweden

Arlanda Airport Runestone

An 11th century runestone decorates the halls of Terminal 2 of this Scandanavian airport.
Chicago, Illinois

Monadnock Building

The last masonry skyscraper ever built reveals a transitional moment in architectural history.
Hveragerði, Iceland

Hveragerdi Bus Stop

This abandoned, partly demolished building is now home to beautiful graffiti and murals.
June Lake, California

Obsidian Dome

A natural dome made of volcanic glass in Inyo National Forest.
Franconia, New Hampshire

Old Man of the Mountain Profiler Plaza

A serene plaza that commemorates one of the Granite State's most iconic figures.
Israel

Avshalom Cave

This amazing ancient cave was kept secret for seven years to protect it from the public.
London, England

Francis Bacon's Studio and Home

A plaque pays tribute to the artist's longtime London home.
Kokomo, Indiana

KokoMantis

Along this stretch of Indiana roadway resides a giant insect composed entirely of scrap metal.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Grave of 'The Great Lafayette'

A magician and his beloved, pampered canine were buried together, within days of each other, due to a tragic twist of fate.
La Línea de la Concepción, Spain

Torre Nueva

The defensive tower was built centuries ago to warn locals of Berber pirate attacks.
Coronado, California

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
Põhja-Tallinna, Estonia

Fortress Patarei

A former imperial sea-fortress and Soviet prison.
Rovaniemi, Finland

Santa Claus' Main Post Office

Roughly 17 million letters to Santa have found their way to this Arctic Circle post office.
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi's Arctic Circle Border

If you visit Santa's village, you can get your passport stamped to show you crossed into the Arctic Circle.
Williamstown, Massachusetts

The Spruces

This abandoned neighborhood is now a park filled with beautiful trees, wildflowers, and hints of its past.
Narva, Estonia

Narva Lenin

A statue of the Soviet leader still stands in a quiet corner of Estonia’s most Russian city.