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Velha Goa, India

Crypt at Se Cathedral

A mysterious burial crypt that was rediscovered inside a cathedral in Velha Goa.
Koloa, Hawaii

Spouting Horn

This blowhole is supposedly caused by a trapped monster.
Velha Goa, India

The Old Archiepiscopal Palace

In Old Goa, the former residence of the archbishop now houses a permanent exhibition.
Velha Goa, India

Old Goa Cemetery

This cemetery in Velha Goa was once the site of several historical religious buildings.
Fallon, Nevada

Lahontan Dam and the Newlands Project

The first project by the Bureau of Reclamation illustrates both the upsides and downsides of reclamation.
Fallon, Nevada

Salt Cave

Red ocher pictographs survive in this tufa rock shelter on the shore of an ancient lake.
Doune, Scotland

Doune Castle

The castle that provided the setting for much of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' is now a pilgrimage site for fans.
Culross, Scotland

Cobblestone Footpath

The raised stones in the middle of this road through Culross are relics of a 17th-century class divide.
Sierraville, California

Webber Falls

A little-known, but surprisingly large waterfall on the Little Truckee River in the northern Sierra Nevada.
Loyalton, California

Kyburz Flat

A Native American petroglyph, the site of an emigrants' waystation, and the ruins of an early 20th-century sheep camp are all found at this crossroads.
Aptos, California

SS Palo Alto

This concrete ship has had four careers - World War I tanker, floating amusement park, fishing pier, and artificial reef.
London, England

Tower Bridge’s Dead Man’s Hole

This unassuming alcove in London’s famous Tower Bridge once served to capture, store, and display dead bodies from the River Thames.
London, England

The Burney Relief

This bewitching Babylonian goddess haunts a hallway of the British Museum.
London, England

The Tower of London Menagerie

These wire animal sculptures commemorate the exotic inhabitants that once called the Tower of London home.
London, England

Tower Bridge Chimney

An architectural oddity hides in plain sight on this iconic London bridge.
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 Executioner's Ax

Tucked away in the Tower of London is the weapon once used to execute high-profile prisoners.
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
London, England

Yeoman Warders Club

There's an exclusive Beefeaters pub hidden in the Tower of London.
London, England

Site of Execution Dock

Where condemned pirates met their grisly end at the gallows on the River Thames.
London, England

Battersea Power Station

Pop culture has helped to keep this iconic British building from being destroyed.
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.
London, England

London Wall

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

The London Dungeon

One part local history, 99 parts gruesome haunted house.