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London, England

Tower Bridge’s Dead Man’s Hole

This unassuming alcove in London’s famous Tower Bridge once served to capture, store, and display dead bodies from the River Thames.
London, England

The Tower of London Menagerie

These wire animal sculptures commemorate the exotic inhabitants that once called the Tower of London home.
London, England

William Blake Mosaics

This open-air mosaic gallery honoring an English artist took hundreds of volunteers more than seven years to create.
London, England

Dick Whittington’s Cat

A monument to the thrice mayor of London who according to lore made his fortune by selling his rat-chasing cat.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
London, England

Stables Market

Catacombs turned marketplace.
London, England

Hunterian Museum

The anatomical-pathological collection of a man who changed surgery.
London, England

The Hardy Tree

This churchyard arbor is surrounded by hundreds of gravestones placed there by author Thomas Hardy.
Cambridge, England

Queens' College Moondial

A complicated contraption for telling time by the moon.
Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow City Chambers' Staircase

The ornate structure is part of a building boasting more marble than the Vatican.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Edinburgh Maiden

This early version of the guillotine was used to execute the man responsible for its construction.
New York, New York

Delmonico's Pompeii Columns

Possible relics of the ancient Roman city are hidden in this restaurant's façade.
New York, New York

Farm.One

Underneath the bustling city streets, a hydroponic farm grows unique herbs in an urban oasis.
Brooklyn, New York

'The Dinner Party'

This enormous banquet-themed artwork honors over 1,000 notable women throughout history.
New York, New York

Site of New York Slave Market

Where now stands a 42-story condominium tower of marble, glass and steel was once the central market of New York’s slave trade.
New York, New York

Church of the Intercession

A Manhattan Episcopal church with an eerie underground crypt.
Brooklyn, New York

Coney Art Walls

This outdoor gallery of graffiti-covered walls pays homage to the past, present, and possible future of street art.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.