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Edinburgh, Scotland

Northern Lighthouse Board

A miniature of a lighthouse acts as a beacon for what transpires inside this location.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Lodge of Edinburgh

Scotland's first Masonic lodge may also be the oldest in the world.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Gilbert the Phone Box

A former telephone box found new life as a photo booth and charity fundraiser.
Wallyford, Scotland

Crookston School

This former school is now abandoned and a canvas for graffiti artists.
Wallyford, Scotland

Wallyford 'Miner's Stone'

This carved memorial is dedicated to the miners who died working in the town's collieries.
Musselburgh, Scotland

Former Edenhall Hospital

The abandoned buildings of a hospital that saw most of its activity during the World Wars.
Glasgow, Scotland

The Drying Green

The old tradition of drying laundry on poles in the public green is still guaranteed by Glasgow city law.
Bamburgh, England

Grace Darling Museum

This museum honors the young maritime hero who became an unexpected Victorian-era celebrity.
Holy Island of Lindisfarne, England

Holy Island Boat Sheds

These upturned herring boats make nifty storage sheds for fishing goods.
Holy Island of Lindisfarne, England

Pilgrims Way to Holy Island

Twice a day this ancient path disappears with the tides, leaving the Holy Island of Lindisfarne out to sea.
Haroldswick, Scotland

The Viking Unst Project and Skidbladner

Recreations of a Norse longhouse and boat on Shetland's northernmost inhabited island.
Garderhouse, Scotland

Da Gairdins

The main feature of these gardens is a rarity in the northernmost part of Scotland: trees.
Glasgow, Scotland

West Highland Way Mural

This mural condenses 96 miles of one of Scotland's best-known trails into a unique art display.
Shetland Islands, Scotland

The Gloup Disaster Memorial

A memorial to a 19th-century fishing disaster that had deep repercussions across Shetland.
Bigton, Scotland

St Ninian's Chapel

This former chapel resides on an island connected to the mainland by one of Shetland's iconic beachy tombolos.
Prestonpans, Scotland

Preston Market Cross

Reportedly the "most handsome" market cross in Scotland.
Atotonilco, Mexico

Santuario de Atotonilco

The walls and ceilings of the "Mexican Sistine Chapel" are almost completely covered with mural, sculpture, inscriptions and oil paintings.
Veracruz, Mexico

Plaza of the Lebanese Migrant

A coastal monument honors one of Mexico's most notable immigrant groups.
Reyes Etla, Mexico

Santuario del Señor de las Peñas

This small church is surrounded by a landscape filled with hidden Zapotec ruins.
Portobello, Scotland

Dewar Monument

A controversial cenotaph dedicated to a local physician with an unscrupulous past.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Regent Bridge

A roadway designed for a visiting monarch.
York, England

'Printer's Devil'

A Reformation-era fiery figurehead once denoted this location as a print shop.
Scalloway, Scotland

The Shetland Bus Memorial

This memorial celebrates the legacy of the British-Norwegian resistance movement during World War II.
York, England

Kings Square Gravestones

This popular square's history as the former site of a church is hidden in plain sight.