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Xicotepec de Juárez, Mexico

'Vendedoras de Gorditas' ('Gorditas Saleswomen')

A tribute to a local delicacy and the women who prepare and sell it.
Mexico City, Mexico

Universidad 1601

Legend says the building's unusual features were added at the request of a paranoid president.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six ton wedding gift to King of the Scots.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Dog Cemetery

The final resting place of soldiers' loyal canine companions.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Burke & Hare Murder Dolls

Tiny effigies of the victims of Edinburgh's famous Anatomy Murders.
Mexico City, Mexico

'La Mujer Chimenea' ('The Chimney Woman')

Mexico's second-tallest monument, now half-hidden in a private residential complex.
Mexico City, Mexico

Dualidad Mural

This immense scene of a cosmic battle between a jaguar and serpent illustrates the Aztec concept of the duality of life.
Kilsyth, Scotland

Antonine Wall

Scotland still bears an enormous scar of its Roman past.
Crucecita, Mexico

La Crucecita Church Murals

An eclectic blend of esoteric imagery covers its interior.
Falkirk, Scotland

Falkirk Wheel

Old-fashioned knowledge and modern engineering create the world's only rotating boatlift.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Altered Traffic Signs

An artist's whimsical transformation of everyday objects.
Mexico City, Mexico

Rooftop Terrace at Museo del Estanquillo

Get a privileged view over Mexico City's Historic Center from a terrace right in its heart.
Guanajuato, Mexico

Alley of the Kiss

A Mexican Romeo-and-Juliet-esque legend has given this super-narrow alleyway a reputation for romance.
San Juan Parangaricutiro, Mexico

Viejo San Juan Parangaricutiro

This church, buried halfway in lava rock, is all that remains of a Mexican village destroyed by a volcano.
Puerto Escondido, Mexico

'Un Sueño Posible' ('A Possible Dream')

This often-overlooked ocean walkway was once considered an impossible fantasy.
London, England

Cleopatra's Needle Shrapnel Scars

This ancient Egyptian obelisk still bears the wounds of World War I.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Sheep Heid Inn

One of Edinburgh's oldest pubs hides a 19th-century skittles alley in the back.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'The Stones of Scotland'

A poetic monument to the Scottish Parliament.
Valle de Bravo, Mexico

Ahuehuete Multicentenario

This beloved, centuries-old tree stands at the center of a small park dotted with archaeological artifacts.
Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán, Mexico

Capilla del Calvario (Chapel of the Calvary)

This dome-topped chapel houses the most-venerated religious figure in Yanhuitlán.
Villa de Zaachila, Mexico

Zaachila Ruins

You can explore the halls of tombs in the abandoned former capital of the Zapotecs.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Dundas House

This stately bank building hides a spectacular star-studded ceiling.
Mexico City, Mexico

National Center for the Arts (CENART)

This architectural wonder of Mexico City houses several art schools and national research centers.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Iguana Bridge

This bridge over the River Cuale leads to a neighborhood that was once an escape for Hollywood's elite.