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Karaman, Cyprus

Saint Hilarion Castle

The ruins of a fairytale castle with a tumultuous history stand high atop the mountains.
Wakefield, England

Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin

A tiny chapel perched along a 14th-century bridge.
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Kuwait Water Towers

Kuwait City's uniquely designed water towers look straight out of a retro sci-fi cityscape.
Deal, England

Deal Maritime and Local History Museum

A jumble of treasures in a small space, this old-fashioned local museum is full of surprises.
Stockholm, Sweden

Mårten Trotzigs Gränd

Stockholm's narrowest alley is barely over two feet wide.
London, England

Tower Bridge Chimney

An architectural oddity hides in plain sight on this iconic London bridge.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

The world-record holder for the longest bridge stretching continuously over water.
Rochester, England

Rochester Castle

This foreboding medieval castle was twice besieged by barons rebelling against the English king.
Perth, Australia

Bottle Cap Tree

Hundreds of people walk past this palm tree every day without spotting its secret.
Tambon Pak Nam, Thailand

Krabi Traffic Lights

Cavemen, elephants, and eagles greet passengers driving through the town's main intersection.
Canterbury, England

Alphege Windows

A set of medieval stained-glass windows tell the gruesome story of a Viking siege.
Bucharest, Romania

Palace of the Parliament

This communist behemoth is the heaviest building in the world and a legacy of a brutal regime.
Canterbury, England

Tomb of the Black Prince

An impressive armored bronze effigy marks the tomb of one of the medieval era's greatest warriors.
London, England

Boadicea and Her Daughters

A statue of the legendary Celtic warrior queen who fought the Roman invaders stands in one of the cities she once destroyed.
York, England

Lloyds Bank Coprolite

An incredibly well-preserved piece of ninth-century Viking poop.
Nottinghamshire, England

1960s Hyperbolic Paraboloid Gas Station Canopy

One of the earliest large-scale "hyper" roofs in the U.K. is now a derelict roadside attraction.
Gwynedd, Wales

Gelert's Grave

A tiny village in Wales claims the name of a noble medieval hound slain for a crime he didn't commit.
Millers Point, Australia

Sydney Observatory

This historic observatory contains the world's oldest refracting lens telescope.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Sydney, Australia

Sirius Building

Though considered an eyesore by some, this boxy Brutalist high-rise plays a significant role in Sydney's past.
Lviv, Ukraine

Arkhivna Street

This street has over a half-dozen names, all at once.
Stockholm, Sweden

Ribbinska Huset

It is said that each of the white stones in the red facade of this medieval house represents the head of a murdered Swedish noble.
Tambon Ao Nang, Thailand

Chicken Island

This nugget of paradise earned its name for obvious reasons.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Reunification Palace

Meant to be a lavish presidential home, the palace became a symbol of the fall of South Vietnam.