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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi Animal Orphanage

Located in Nairobi National Park, this animal orphanage is the oldest of its kind in Kenya.
Nairobi, Kenya

Giraffe Manor

Just outside of Nairobi lies a large estate surrounded by endangered Rothschild giraffes, who have been fed from the window by Mick Jagger and Walter Cronkite.
Barcelona, Spain

Soviet Bunker at Salvador Andreu House

The former 1920s mansion of a prominent Catalan developer was used as the Soviet Embassy during the Spanish Civil War, and there is still a bunker below the garden.
Barcelona, Spain

Sala Gimbernat

18th century anatomical amphitheater of the Royal College of Surgery of Barcelona.
Barcelona, Spain

Rossend Arús Masonic Library

A once-secret library of Freemason history in Catalonia.
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Supercomputing Center

One of Europe's largest supercomputers is housed inside of a disused chapel.
Barcelona, Spain

Museu de Carrosses Fúnebres de Barcelona

This Funeral Hearse Museum represents the finest in cadaver transportation.
Barcelona, Spain

Tibidabo

Mountain where Jesus was first tempted by the Devil.
Leeds, England

Royal Armouries Museum

One of three sites in England that house the National Collection of Arms and Armour.
Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow Cathedral's Hebrew Inscriptions

In the depths of Glasgow Cathedral's crypt, one pillar stands out from all others.
Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow Police Museum

This hidden gem reveals the history of Britain's first police force.
Carthage, Tunisia

Byrsa Hill

An ancient Phoenician citadel once stood at the site where Queen Dido first landed, according to legend.
Qesm Saint Katrin, Egypt

St. Catherine's Monastery

Charnel house at the foot of Mount Sinai.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Portobello Bottle Kilns

The last remaining bottle-shaped kilns in Scotland stand alone in an Edinburgh suburb.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Great Hall Ceiling at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Sprawled across the Great Hall ceiling are various constellations and images relating to the zodiac.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Innocent Railway Path

The U.K.'s first underground railway line is now a lively thoroughfare for runners and cyclists.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'Dreaming Spires'

Poetic, metallic giraffes adorn a square off an Edinburgh thoroughfare.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Bruntsfield Links

A free public golf course hides in plain sight in the heart of Scotland’s capital.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wildlife Mural

One of Edinburgh's most popular works of street art is located well off the beaten path.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Miss Jean Brodie Steps

These steps offer a breathtaking view of one of Europe's most besieged fortresses.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Northern Lighthouse Board

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

The Shetland Bus Memorial

This memorial celebrates the legacy of the British-Norwegian resistance movement during World War II.
Haroldswick, Scotland

The Viking Unst Project and Skidbladner

Recreations of a Norse longhouse and boat on Shetland's northernmost inhabited island.
Glasgow, Scotland

Loup of Fintry

This waterfall is one of the most spectacular natural features in the Scottish Lowlands.