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Places visited in Perth, Australia
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Singapore

People's Park Complex

A manifestation of modernist architectural ideas, this massive, multi-purpose building was one of the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.
Singapore

House of Tan Teng Niah

This house is one of the most colorful in the country, and is the last remaining example of a historic villa.
Perth, Australia

Bottle Cap Tree

Hundreds of people walk past this palm tree every day without spotting its secret.
Perth, Australia

The Perth Mint

This Western Australian mint was established during the height of the Australian gold rush.
Englefield Green, England

The JFK Memorial at Runnymede

The patch of land below the memorial was gifted by the British to the United States.
Merseyside, England

Southport Pier

The second-longest pier in the UK stretches a whole kilometer into the ocean.
Manchester, England

Circus Tavern

This tiny watering hole claims to have the smallest bar counter in Europe.
Liverpool, England

St. John's Beacon

The tower was originally used as a chimney for the waste incinerator of St. John's Precinct and Market.
Bournemouth, England

Fisherman's Walk Cliff Lift

The world's shortest funicular ferries beachgoers a whopping 128 feet from clifftop to shore.
Southend-on-Sea, England

Southend Pier Railway

This charming, narrow-gauge railway in the Thames Estuary is sometimes referred to as the "Train to Nowhere."
Windsor, England

The Queen's Swans at Windsor

All unmarked mute swans on the Thames are owned by the Queen per a tradition that began in the 12th century.
Blackpool, England

Comedy Carpet

A typographic tribute to the many comedic greats who make Great Britain laugh.
Windsor, England

Queen Charlotte Street

At just 51 feet and 10 inches long, it's the shortest street in England.
York, England

Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate

One of the shortest streets in York has an especially odd name.
Ironbridge, England

The Iron Bridge

This bridge is the first to be made entirely from iron, but designed like it was still made of wood.
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.
London, England

I Goat

Spitalfields' regal market goat is said to be a monument to the area's migrant population but most are pretty sure it's just a goat.
Nottinghamshire, England

Major Oak

The largest oak in England is said to have been the hideout of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
London, England

Houseboats of Regents Canal

A community of artists and entrepreneurs seeks a simpler life on London's waterways.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.
Cornwall, England

Minack Theatre

A open air theatre built on a cliff by an eccentric British woman.
East Sussex, England

Beachy Head

England's most notorious suicide spot.
London, England

Kyoto Garden

A little slice of Japan and its aesthetics in London's Holland Park.
London, England

The Imperial War Museum London

This massive collection of British military artifacts includes the heartbreaking personal letters of the men in the trenches of WWI.