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Washington, D.C.

The Lockkeeper's House

A derelict bit of infrastructure from the canal that once ran through D.C. is landlocked in the heart of the city.
Kyiv, Ukraine

Kachalka

Kyiv's answer to Muscle Beach is a Soviet-era gym made from scrap metal.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Junk Metal T-Rex

Just outside this metal recycling center stands a prehistoric creature composed of scraps.
Ottawa, Ontario

Maman

Louise Bourgeois' 30-foot-tall steel spider sculpture.
Krakow, Poland

Kraków-Płaszów Concentration Camp

At first glance, this area seems like just another city park, but the lush landscape hides a dark past.
Dublin, Ireland

Wolfe Tone Statue

An enigmatic monument to the Irish revolutionary who plotted an uprising against British rule.
Victoria, British Columbia

Mile 0

A monument stands at one of the starting lines of the Trans-Canada Highway, formerly the longest uninterrupted highway in the world.
London, England

Victoria and Albert Museum WWII Battle Scars

The pockmarks across the building's facade are remnants of the Blitz.
Québec City, Québec

Cartier Avenue's Giant Lampshades

The floating gallery illuminates the heart of Québec City's arts district.
London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

The commemorative stone column conceals a secret laboratory.
Stockholm, Sweden

'The Battle of Gotland 1361' Exhibit

This grisly exhibit houses skeletons and weapons from a devastating 14th-century clash.
Boissevain, Manitoba

Tommy the Turtle

This colossal reptile celebrates the history of the now-defunct Canadian Turtle Derby.
Bayfield, Prince Edward Island

Confederation Bridge

This engineering marvel is the longest bridge in Canada and one of the longest spans in the world.
Barcelona, Spain

'Dona i Ocell' ('Woman and Bird')

This colorful statue welcomes visitors to a Barcelona park.
Montreal, Québec

St. Patrick's Basilica

Its columns were all carved from the same white oak tree.
Indian Head, Saskatchewan

The Indian Head Statue

Dedicated to the people of Indian Head, Saskatchewan.
Ypres, Belgium

In Flanders Fields Museum

This memorial museum chronicles the apocalyptic destruction of the First World War.
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Africville Museum

Housed inside a replica church, its collection honors the black community displaced by the Halifax government.
Prague, Czechia

Velvet Revolution Monument

Nine bronze hands protruding from a wall honor the student uprising that led to the fall of Czechoslovakia's Communist government.
Berlin, Germany

Hansa Studios

From Iggy Pop to David Bowie to Nick Cave, this regal music studio has served some of the all time greats.
Berlin, Germany

Hohenzollern Crypt in the Berlin Cathedral

Beneath the impressive baroque cathedral that rises from the center of Berlin lies the largest collection of Prussian royals in the world.
Berlin, Germany

AquaDom at Radisson Blu Berlin

The largest free standing aquarium in the world resides in a hotel lobby in Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

Tieranatomisches Theater

Berlin's oldest surviving academic architecture hosted decades of animal dissections.
Berlin, Germany

Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum

Home to 10,000 medical specimens including the remains of Rudolf Virchow's extensive collection of pathological specimens.