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Edinburgh, Scotland

Site of the Porteous Riots

The location of a notorious event that eventually led to a citizen uprising.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wardrop's Court Dragons

A quartet of brightly colored mythical beast stand sentry at this gateway.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Shrine to Saint Andrew

Inside this cathedral is a shoulder bone belonging to the Patron Saint of Scotland.
Traverse City, Michigan

World's Largest Cherry Pie Tin

An enormous roadside pan tells the story of a battle for pie glory.
Berlin, Germany

Marx and Engels Forum

One of downtown Berlin's last reminders of its Communist past.
London, England

The Burney Relief

This bewitching Babylonian goddess haunts a hallway of the British Museum.
London, England

London's Rose-Ringed Parakeets

Legend says these colorful, invasive residents are the descendants of birds released by Jimi Hendrix.
London, England

British Library Treasures Gallery

The library houses an incredible collection of some of the world's most impressive books and manuscripts.
London, England

Aldgate Pump

This pump on the bad side of Victorian London betrayed a horrifying revelation about the water supply.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
What Cheer, Iowa

What Cheer

No one knows the origin of this small town’s unique name.
St. Louis, Missouri

The Girl in the Shadow Box

One man's unrequited love stands in a glass box forever.
St. Louis, Missouri

Bellefontaine Cemetery

The first rural cemetery west of the Mississippi is home to the elaborate tombs of St. Louis' local beer barons.
St. Louis, Missouri

Chuck Berry's House

The red brick house where the father of rock 'n' roll wrote some of his classic hits.
Saugatuck, Michigan

Saugatuck Chain Ferry

This is the last hand-cranked chain ferry of its kind in operation in the United States.
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

This sculpture marks the spot where one of the greatest Roman rulers was proclaimed emperor.
Boston, Massachusetts

Union Oyster House

This nearly 200-year-old restaurant's history includes an exiled French prince, JFK, and a very hungry Daniel Webster.
London, England

The Tower of London Menagerie

These wire animal sculptures commemorate the exotic inhabitants that once called the Tower of London home.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Heave Awa Hoose

This monument is dedicated to a young boy who survived a disaster that forced Edinburgh to reevaluate its building codes.
Kyoto, Japan

Rokuon-ji Temple

This 14th-century temple is also known as the "Temple of the Golden Pavilion" for its gorgeous gilded reliquary hall.
Allen Park, Michigan

Uniroyal Giant Tire

The 80 foot tire which looms over Michigan's I-94 was once a Ferris wheel in the New York World Fair.
York, England

Dick Turpin's Tombstone

The final resting place of England's most notorious bandit.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Grave of Lieutenant John Irving

This grave marks one of few bodies retrieved from the disastrous Franklin Arctic expedition.