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Paris, France

Gnomon of Saint-Sulpice

This 18th-century sundial was designed to calculate the date of Easter each year.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was constructed from the rubble of the infamous Bastille.
Paris, France

Fountain of Innocents

A 16th-century fountain marks the site of a lost medieval cemetery once filled with mass graves.
Paris, France

Musée Curie

The history of radiation is on safe display at the foot of a radiation science laboratory.
Paris, France

Musée de Cluny

Medieval museum built over Roman baths that features famous tapestries of a lady and a unicorn.
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

This iconic Parisian bookstore doubles as the "Tumbleweed Hotel" for traveling writers.
Paris, France

59 Rivoli

Notorious artist squat renovated into legal studios.
Kildare, Ireland

Irish National Stud and Gardens

See some of the world's greatest racing horses at this idyllic thoroughbred breeding facility and garden complex.
Paris, France

The Stravinsky Fountain

A series of abstract, silly sculptures represent the works of a great modern classical composer.
Paris, France

Statue of Liberty, Pont de Grenelle

This statue was given to France by the United States to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution.
Bodiam, England

Bodiam Castle

A beautiful ruin of a 14th-century Plantagenet castle built by a medieval mercenary.
Kent, England

Saltwood Castle

This Norman castle has been the scene of assassination plots, religious persecution, and Nazi conspiracies throughout its long history.
Kent, England

The Resting Place of Pocahontas

The last resting place of the famous Native American princess is marked by a haunting monument.
Canterbury, England

Tomb of the Black Prince

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

Wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery

No one is sure what to do with this WWII shipwreck that sits at the bottom of the Thames, still loaded with tons of explosives.
Conwy, Wales

Llangernyw Yew

One of the world's oldest trees comes with a Welsh legend intertwining it with a spirit prophesying death.
Dublin, Ireland

Fr. Pat Noise Memorial Plaque

A mysterious plaque to the even more mysterious "Fr. Pat Noise," killed in "suspicious circumstances."
Isle of Anglesey, Wales

Bryn Celli Ddu

This neolithic stone grave has been altered and restored so often its now more neo than lithic.
Galway, Ireland

Abandoned Menlo Castle

A moody and picturesque riverside ruin overgrown with vegetation.
London, England

Electric Avenue

"We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue, and then we'll take it higher..."
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
Paris, France

The Recumbent Effigy of Victor Noir

How did a French journalist’s grave become the sexiest statue in the cemetery?
Vukovar, Croatia

Dudik Memorial Park

Built as an anti-fascist tribute, this surreal Yugoslav memorial became an unwelcome symbol after the Croatian war for independence.
Novo Selo Palanječko, Croatia

Monument to the Detachment in Brezovica Forest

A tower marking the spot where Yugoslavia began its resistance against the invading Nazis stands neglected, but not quite forgotten.