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Seton Mains, Scotland

Seton Collegiate Church

The ruins of a 15th-century church once home to priests who prayed for a single family's salvation.
Tlaxiaco, Mexico

Temple of San Nicolás Tolentino

After a partial collapse in the 1950s, this small church's historic facade lives on.
Guanajuato, Mexico

Ex-Hacienda de San Gabriel de Barrera Gardens

This colonial mining complex is now home to magnificent themed gardens.
Agostadero de Charcas, Mexico

El Árbol Milenario

A fairytale-like grove with a crystal-clear spring bubbling under the shade of a massive ancient tree.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Alien Rock

This repurposed church offers a more literal way to get closer to the heavens.
San Martín Tilcajete, Mexico

Alebrijes of San Martín Tilcajete

This Oaxacan town is known for its colorful fantastical creatures hand-carved by local artisans.
Mexico City, Mexico

Cineteca Nacional de Mexico

Its incredible collections are dedicated to preserving Mexico's film history.
Portobello, Scotland

Portobello Bottle Kilns

The last remaining bottle-shaped kilns in Scotland stand alone in an Edinburgh suburb.
Mexico City, Mexico

'Asia in Ivory'

The collection of intricate sculptures includes one carved from a mammoth's tusk
Portobello, Scotland

Coade Stone Columns

It's a mystery how these curious columns wound up in an Edinburgh suburb.
San Cristobalito, Mexico

Cascada El Chiflón

This series of waterfalls tumble into a radiantly blue river.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Calton Cemetery

A 18th century graveyard and its astonishing cortege of macabre iconography.
Edinburgh, Scotland

New Calton Cemetery Watchtower

Overlooking the burial ground is a tower designed to prevent thieves from snatching the recently deceased.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bukit Bintang Street Art Alleys

Cartoon clouds and nature-inspired murals have transformed the streets of Kuala Lumpur.
Zacatecas, Mexico

Mausoleum of Illustrious People

This grand yet little-visited tomb seems almost carved into the hill it sits on.
Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico

Reindeer of La Cruz

A wooden sculpture sits rather out of place in this Mexican beach town.
Inveresk, Scotland

St Michael's Parish Church and Kirkyard

This 19th-century sanctuary was built atop a hill that once housed a Roman fort.
Ajijic, Mexico

'El Muro de los Muertos' ('The Wall of the Dead')

The corner walls of a primary school showcase a Mexican version of memento mori.
Mexico City, Mexico

Temple of Santiago Tlatelolco's Stones

A close look at the church's walls reveals pieces of Mexico's history.
Mexico City, Mexico

Franz Mayer Museum Silver Collection

A shining treasure trove of fine Mexican silver dating back to the 15th century.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Witchery

Near the former site of numerous witch burnings, this lavish Edinburgh mainstay pays homage to Scotland's brutal history.
Edinburgh, Scotland

John Knox's Grave

The Scottish Reformation leader's grave was paved over and is now a parking lot.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Museum of Edinburgh

This 16th-century house tells the city's history through old artifacts and quirky tales.
Prestonpans, Scotland

Prestonpans Murals

The medley of artwork tells the history of this Scottish town.