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Bombed Botero bird.
Medellín, Colombia

The Birds of Peace

Two identical statues by Fernando Botero, one blown to pieces in a terrorist bombing, the other donated as a gift for peace.
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Many of the grave markers have ornate carvings.
London, England

Bunhill Fields

A famous burial ground with a history both grim and literary.
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Horses - Stables Market
London, England

Stables Market

Catacombs turned marketplace.
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The Saxon tower
Oxford, England

The Saxon Tower at St. Michael at the North Gate

This 11th century tower is said to be the oldest building in Oxford.
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Maidstone's Mummy, Ta-Kush, is 2,700 years old. All photos by Alan Tigwell.
Maidstone, England

Maidstone Mummy

This 2,700-year-old woman is the jewel of the Maidstone Museum's Egyptian collection.
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Oakwood Hospital
Maidstone, England

Kent County Lunatic Asylum (Oakwood Hospital)

This former abandoned hospital, a complex of stunning 19th century buildings, once housed 2,000 psychiatric patients.
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Two of the ravens at the Tower of London.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
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Water still flows through
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
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West Pier
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.
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Two Princes Staircase in the White Tower.
London, England

Two Princes Staircase

Richard III supposedly disposed of his nephews' bodies here in an effort to seal his claim to the throne.
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Kent, England

Coldrum Long Barrow

A Neolithic burial site built 1,000 years before Stonehenge.
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Crooked House
Canterbury, England

Crooked House

This skewed English house has looked like its going to fall over for centuries.
51.2816, 1.0820
The Chillingham Cows
Chillingham, England

Chillingham Castle

This 13th century castle is chock full of ghosts and impossibly rare cows.
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Silbury Hill
Wiltshire, England

Silbury Hill

Europe's largest prehistoric mound – burial site of a legendary king?
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Oxford, England

Oxford Museum of Natural History

Home to the most complete dodo remains known - one head, and one foot.
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The Burlington Arcade Beadles
London, England

The Burlington Arcade Beadles

This luxury shopping lane has been protected by its own tiny police force for over a century.
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Dover, England

Dover Castle

One of the few standing Roman lighthouses and a labyrinth of tunnels are a couple of the secrets at this historic castle.
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The pub is best known as being a meeting spot of the Inklings.
Oxford, England

The Eagle and Child

J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and other "Inklings" met at the Oxford pub to discuss the now legendary fantasy stories they were writing.
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Seven Sisters Cliffs
East Sussex, England

Seven Sisters Cliffs

These stark white cliffs were spat up by the sea and are slowly being retaken by it.
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Orator at Speakers' Corner at 1974
London, England

Speakers' Corner

London's last remaining public soapbox site has seen speeches from Karl Marx, Vladmir Lenin, and George Orwell.
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Avebury
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
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East Sussex, England

Beachy Head

England's most notorious suicide spot.
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Trench armour
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.
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Taxidermy animals and a whale skeleton
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

70 million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
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