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Mosta, Malta

Rotunda of Mosta

This spectacular dome managed to survive after being bombed in World War II, in an event known as the "Miracle of Mosta."
Basel, Switzerland

Hoosesagg Museum (Pants Pocket Museum)

The smallest museum in Basel, Switzerland, is a two-foot-by-two-foot window in the door of a 600-year-old house.
Olten, Switzerland

The King of Olten

A bronze statue commemorating his royal meowjesty, Toulouse.
Basel, Switzerland

Tinguely Fountain

This artistic fountain display pays homage to this area's theatrical history.
Gibraltar

Gibraltar Airport

Single runway interrupted by a busy road that cuts across its middle.
Skopje, North Macedonia

The Statues of Skopje

These abundant, over-the-top monuments are so widely scattered that they define the entire compact capital cityscape, often leading to jokes about whether there are more statues than residents.
Hertford, England

Panshanger Great Oak

Believed to be the largest single-stemmed oak tree in England.
Harpenden, England

Rothamsted Research

Chemical fertilizer in agriculture's origin story begins here.
Ramsgate, England

Royal Harbour, Ramsgate

Ramsgate’s Royal Harbour has the unique status of being the only Royal Harbour in the United Kingdom.
Hastings, England

Marine Court

This seaside property, an example of Art Deco Streamline Moderne style, was designed to embody the curves of a great ship.
Hastings, England

William the Conqueror's Dining Stone

Tradition says that William the Conqueror dined on this stone after landing his Norman invasion fleet nearby.
Charmouth, England

Charmouth Beach

Cliffs full of fossils at the portal to England's Jurassic Coast.
Axmouth, England

Axmouth Bridge

The oldest standing concrete bridge in England was also constructed as a work of art.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.
London, England

The Albert Bridge

Chelsea's soldiers were given strict orders when crossing this historic bridge.
London, England

Brown Dog Statue

A memorial to a dog that inspired rioting in the streets of London.
Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge

Famously misunderstood wonder of the ancient world
Lübeck, Germany

Danse Macabre Stained Glass

Dancing skeletal figures pay homage to a medieval mural destroyed during World War II.
Lübeck, Germany

The Devil's Stone

A statue honors the local legend that the devil helped build St. Mary's church after being tricked into thinking it was going to be a wine bar.
Lübeck, Germany

The Broken Bells of St. Mary's

The bells remain in a shattered heap exactly as they fell when the church was bombed in World War II.
Seville, Spain

Metropol Parasol

The world's largest wooden structure.
Seville, Spain

Plaza de toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla

Spain's largest bullring offers a unique glimpse at architecture and history.
Barbados

Project HARP Space Gun

A giant gun barrel in Barbados that once hoped to shoot outer space with science.
London, England

Sir John Soane's Museum

A cluttered and astounding collection of antiquities and curiosities.