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Sintra, Portugal

Pena National Palace

This unreal Portuguese palace looks as though it's made from a pile of different castles.
London, England

'The Ambassadors'

A mysterious shape catches the eye in this 16th-century painting.
London, England

Victoria and Albert Museum WWII Battle Scars

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

Millennium Bridge Tiny Chewing Gum Art

The bridge is a secret gallery of discarded gum that has been transformed into miniature masterpieces.
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

The Churchill Arms

This pub was 238 years old when it decided to revamp its image: It started serving Thai food.
London, England

Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London and the regulation of one-way streets both started in this alley.
London, England

Aldwych Tube Station

This Underground station has been a popular filming location for decades, even before it closed.
Brighton, England

West Pier

The rotting skeleton of a shoreside fun fair that was destroyed by fire and storms still haunts the Brighton ocean view.
Athina, Greece

Theatre of Dionysus

Heralded as the world's first theater, these ruins are often overlooked as they reside in the shadows of the Acropolis.
Glasgow, Scotland

The Highlandman's Umbrella

Displaced highlanders would take shelter from the wet Scottish climate under the large walled bridge at Glasgow Central Station.
East Lothian, Scotland

Bass Rock

This tiny island is home to the world's largest colony of Northern gannets.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Samson and Goliath

These engineering masterpieces are a dominant feature of the Belfast skyline.
County Derry, Northern Ireland

The Free Derry Corner Murals

These murals stand as reminders to the troubled history of this Northern Ireland city.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Tesco Metro

A palatial former bank building now houses what may be the poshest convenience store in Belfast.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

'The Big Fish'

A giant sculpture of the legendary "Salmon of Knowledge" celebrates the return of fish to Belfast's River Lagan.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

St. George's Market

The last Victorian market in Belfast.
Boulder City, Nevada

Winged Figures of the Republic

A Norwegian-born sculptor created these soaring guardian angels at the entrance to Hoover Dam.
Boulder City, Nevada

Hoover Dam Old Exhibit Building

Experience a charming 1930's version of "infotainment."
Alamo, Nevada

Little A'Le'Inn

An eatery for UFO seekers on the Extraterrestrial Highway.
Groom Lake, Nevada

Area 51

In the middle of an extremely unforgiving and desolate high desert is the most secret military facility in the world.
Las Vegas, Nevada

'The Mantis'

Las Vegas's very own 40-foot-tall fire-spewing praying mantis.
Las Vegas, Nevada

St. Valentine's Day Massacre Wall

The bullet-riddled wall from the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, bloodstains enhanced for your viewing pleasure.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Pinball Hall of Fame

This incredible collection of vintage pinball machines can be played at 25 cents a pop.