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Washington, D.C.

Rotunda of the Provinces

An echo chamber wrapped in a waterfall at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
Sheffield, England

Hillsborough Barracks

This commercial and retail center was crafted from walled military barracks.
Kaunas, Lithuania

George Maciunas Square

The world's first invisible city square is an homage to a man who pushed the boundaries of art.
Sheffield, England

Sheffield Botanical Gardens Bear Pit

In the 19th century, this pit housed a fully grown black bear for the entertainment of visitors. Today there is a sculpture in tribute to the poor creature.
York, England

'Printer's Devil'

A Reformation-era fiery figurehead once denoted this location as a print shop.
A Coruña, Spain

Manolo Paz's Menhirs

Giant granite sculptures representing family on the northern coast of Spain.
Portland, Maine

The Portland Observatory

The only remaining historic maritime signal station in the United States.
Sofia, Bulgaria

The Necropolis of St. Sophia Church

Underneath this Byzantinian church lies a necropolis filled with ancient tombs and the ruins of previous churches.
Prestonpans, Scotland

Preston Market Cross

Reportedly the "most handsome" market cross in Scotland.
North Yorkshire, England

Scarborough Railway Station Bench

Believed to be the longest railway bench in the world.
Pisa, Italy

The Camposanto

Next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a cemetery home to ancient sarcophagi and disturbing murals.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Northern Lighthouse Board

A miniature of a lighthouse acts as a beacon for what transpires inside this location.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Trinity Apse

This 15th-century structure had a long, tortuous journey to its current location.
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin Writers Museum

This museum is dedicated to the most famous Irish writers in history.
Ravenna, Italy

Guidarello Guidarelli Funeral Monument

Legend has it that any woman who kissed this statue would soon be married.
Rome, Italy

Fontana dell'Acqua Felice

A monumental fountain in Rome features a large statue of Moses that has been criticized for centuries.
Dublin, Ireland

Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum

This is the largest cemetery in Ireland and the first cemetery museum in the world.
York, England

Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate

This medieval church is not only notable for its architecture, but also its connection with LGBTQ+ history.
Oxford, England

'Alice Door'

Inside this church is an obscure piece of art carved by the famous Alice Liddell.
Rome, Italy

Il Tempio di Adriano (Temple of Hadrian)

The remains of this 2nd-century Roman temple are incorporated into a modern building.
Rome, Italy

Temple of Portunus

This small, ancient Roman temple was once a church dedicated to the patron saint of penitents.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Stockbridge Market

The remnants of a facade from a 19th-century market stall emporium.
Juneau, Alaska

Patsy Ann Statue

Known as the “Official Greeter of Juneau,” this dog still welcomes ships and their passengers to Alaska.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Monuments Garden

An ornate "graveyard" for some of the country's forlorn building relics.