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Oxford, England

Morris Garage

This nondescript building was the birthplace of Morris cars.
Oxford, England

Penrose Paving at the Mathematical Institute

The beautiful non-repeating pattern honors the Oxford professor who discovered it.
Oxford, England

Another Time II

Hidden in plain sight, this creepy sculpture watches from above.
London, England

Scenes from the Frost Fair

Murals of the wild parties once held on the frozen River Thames.
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship.
London, England

The Navigators

Ship-sized kinetic sculptural fantasy.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.
Sárospatak, Hungary

Library of the Sárospatak Reformed College

One of Hungary's most influential places of learning is also home to one of the world's most beautiful libraries.
Budapest, Hungary

Steve Jobs Memorial Statue

The world’s first statue of the late Apple co-founder.
Veszprém, Hungary

Soviet Ghost Town

The abandoned military base looks like a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Egerszalók, Hungary

Salt Hill

The massive white mound and accompanying water terraces are a striking geological oddity.
Székesfehérvár, Hungary

Bory Castle

Hungarian self-built castle.
Sárospatak, Hungary

Tengerszem Nature Preserve

An industrial site turned into Hungary's most cherished natural wonder.
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Chairlift

A two-way chairlift system between Zugliget and the highest point in the city.
Oroszlány, Hungary

Bokod Floating Houses

This Hungarian stilt village is built in a lake that never freezes over due to the power plant that that uses it as a cooling pond.
Budapest, Hungary

Gyermekvasút

This quaint Hungarian railway system is operated exclusively by children between the ages of 10 and 14.
Lübben, Germany

Spreewald

Explore the complex ecology of this multifaceted nature preserve by riverboat.
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
Berlin, Germany

Soviet Memorial (Sowjetisches Ehrenmal)

For patriotic Russians, this memorial honoring defenders who died in the 1945 Battle of Berlin is the most sacred location outside of Russia.
Berlin, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

An imperial church bombed to ruins during WWII now stands as a jagged memorial.
Berlin, Germany

Denkzeichen Georg Elser

A monument to the man who almost killed Hitler.
Berlin, Germany

Teufelsberg

An abandoned NSA listening post on Berlin's "Devil's Mountain."
Budapest, Hungary

Béla Lugosi Bust at Vajdahunyad Castle

Late at night, the bust of the "Dracula" actor was snuck onto the facade of this Budapest castle.