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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.
Edinburgh, Scotland

William Burke Museum

Possibly the world's smallest museum is home to one exhibit that sheds light on the capital city's dark criminal history.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Grave of Lieutenant John Irving

This grave marks one of few bodies retrieved from the disastrous Franklin Arctic expedition.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Antoine’s Restaurant

The oldest family-run restaurant in the United States is a living museum of New Orleans dining history.
Austin, Texas

Treaty Oak

This massive oak tree has ties to the first native tribes of the region and the founders of Texas.
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Irish Famine Memorial

Dedicated to one of the darkest moments in Irish history, this memorial has faced its fair share of backlash.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Morocco's Land Effigy

This unusual statue overlooking the Royal Mile has an interesting backstory.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Luckenbooths

Brass bricks outline the locations of Edinburgh's lost, lively market stalls.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Canongate Kirkyard

This Scottish graveyard is the final resting place of the man who inspired the character Ebenezer Scrooge.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Bruntsfield Links

A free public golf course hides in plain sight in the heart of Scotland’s capital.
Seattle, Washington

Denny Substation

The Denny Substation has been called "the coolest substation in the world" and sits in a densely populated Seattle neighborhood.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Grave of 'The Great Lafayette'

A magician and his beloved, pampered canine were buried together, within days of each other, due to a tragic twist of fate.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh's Swedish Runestone

This extraordinary Viking artifact has traveled throughout the city.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Talbot Rice Gallery

Once designed as a natural history museum, this building is now home to a massive art gallery.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'Dreaming Spires'

Poetic, metallic giraffes adorn a square off an Edinburgh thoroughfare.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Altered Traffic Signs

An artist's whimsical transformation of everyday objects.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'The Manuscript of Monte Cassino'

This sculpture of disembodied body parts forms a poignant memory of the horrors of World War II.
Musselburgh, Scotland

‘Memory and Reflection’

A shiny sculpture celebrating the mighty mollusk.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Jougs Collar of Duddingston Kirk

A medieval device used to punish and shame wrongdoers still hangs outside the village church.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Moray House Garden Pavilion

This unassuming shed was the stage for a monumental event in British history.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Cramond Lioness

This Roman relic was discovered in Scotland by a mudlarking ferryman.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Netherbow Bell

The bell that once tolled atop a lost Edinburgh gate now hangs for all to see.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'The Stones of Scotland'

A poetic monument to the Scottish Parliament.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Sciennes Jewish Burial Ground

This tiny weathered plot is one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Scotland.