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Modern cars still pass under this ancient Roman arch.
Lincoln, England

Newport Arch

Modern commuters still pass through this 2,000-year-old Roman archway.
53.2371, -0.5382
Riff Raff.
Hamilton, New Zealand

Riff Raff Statue

The "Rocky Horror Picture Show" character has a hidden camera that broadcasts people doing the "Time Warp."
-37.7887, 175.2846
Bee
Manchester, England

The Manchester Bee

Be on the lookout for the symbolic insect all over the city.
53.4806, -2.2429
The meridian line.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Meridian

The slender brass strip in Prague's Old Town Square was used to tell time from 1652 to 1918.
50.0875, 14.4213
The Flodden Wall at Greyfriars Kirkyard.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Flodden Wall

Remnants of the 16th-century defensive wall still stand unassumingly within Edinburgh.
55.9484, -3.1838
185 Chairs Memorial
Christchurch, New Zealand

185 Chairs

An unusual and powerful memorial in which earthquake victims are remembered by empty white chairs.
-43.5331, 172.6425
Water still flows through
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
51.5074, -0.0769
Re:START Mall
Christchurch, New Zealand

Re:START Mall

After the devastating 2011 earthquake, historic Christchurch begins to recover, starting with the pop-up Re:START mall.
-43.5331, 172.6503
Fred and Myrtle's famous Shell Lounge
Christchurch, New Zealand

Fred and Myrtle's Paua Shell House

A New Zealand couple's shell-adorned home living room, now on display at the Canterbury Museum.
-43.5293, 172.6272
Big Dog and Sheep
Tirau, New Zealand

Big Dog and Sheep

These two delightful animal-shaped buildings host a visitor center and wool shop.
-37.9764, 175.7557
The train station.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Wales

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

This Welsh village gave itself a ridiculous name in a publicity stunt a century ahead of its time.
53.2211, -4.2099
The clock when closed. The top opens to reveal an animated scene.
Wellington, New Zealand

Old Bank Arcade Animated Musical Clock

A charmingly old-fashioned reminder of the historic building's former life.
-41.2857, 174.7761
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.
52.5050, 13.4397
London, England

Platform 9 3/4

Kings Cross Station pays tribute to its role in Britain's best-selling book series.
51.5322, -0.1240
Cats lounging on ancient architecture
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
41.8959, 12.4765
The haunted-house-like entrance.
London, England

The Clink Prison Museum

An incarceration museum on the spot of possibly the oldest prison in England.
51.5070, -0.0919
Golden Hinde in London
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship.
51.5067, -0.0910
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hans Brinker Budget Hotel

Debatably clever, or just plain honest hotel advertised as "The Worst Hotel in the World."
52.3636, 4.8882
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Thousands of coffin-like pillars make up this controversial holocaust memorial.
52.5139, 13.3789
A pet cat lounges among the merchandise
Guangzhou, China

The Qingping Market

A fantastic assortment of China's finest and most disturbing wares.
23.1103, 113.2452
Andy Capp & Flo at the Cartoon Museum
London, England

The Cartoon Museum

A collection of comics, graphic novels, animation and caricatures devoted to exploring this often overlooked art form.
51.5176, -0.1262
Historic Reading Room
Manchester, England

John Rylands Library

A Victorian Gothic masterpiece housing a world-class collection of rare books and manuscripts.
53.4804, -2.2488
Michael's statue in Fulham during his glory days
Manchester, England

Statue of Michael Jackson

Fulham F.C. imploded once everyone excised its giant, hated tribute to the King of Pop.
53.4859, -2.2422
London, England

Wellcome Collection & Library

Curios of Pharmacist and Collector Henry Wellcome.
51.5259, -0.1339