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Manchester, England

Rolls-Royce Reg. No. AX148

One of the oldest Rolls-Royce automobiles in existence, this vehicle was once driven by Henry Royce himself.
Todmorden, England

Stoodley Pike Monument

A stone obelisk towering over the surrounding countrysides beckons hikers across the rolling moors.
Stockport, England

Where The Mersey Rises

The river that gave its name to a 1960s musical movement has a rather inauspicious starting point in town outside of Manchester.
Stockport, England

Strawberry Studios

Paul McCartney, Joy Division, and many others created era-defining music at this former recording studio.
Holy Island of Lindisfarne, England

Lindisfarne, the Holy Island

This tidal island, a sacred site in early English Christianity, was the target of a notable Viking invasion.
Stockport, England

Plaza Theatre

Opened in 1932, this theater in Stockport's Mersey Square is a bonafide Art-Deco gem.
Bollington, England

White Nancy

A strange Georgian folly sits atop a lonely hill.
Warrington, England

Golden Gates

This very ornate Victorian gateway seems completely out of place in the modern industrial city of Warrington.
Stockport, England

Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Nicknamed the 'Chestergate Hotel,' the underground tunnel had beds, lights, and even flushing toilets.
Manchester, England

Afflecks

Over 70 independent businesses have set up shop in this former Victorian department store.
Colchester, England

Jumbo Water Tower

The largest Victorian water tower in Britain.
Todmorden, England

Lucky Dog of Todmorden

This life-sized sculpture has gained a reputation for bringing luck to anybody who touches it.
Manchester, England

People’s History Museum

One of Manchester’s museums has gathered and preserved British political paraphernalia covering over 200 years.
Southport, England

Southport Pier

The second-longest pier in the U.K. stretches a whole kilometer into the Irish Sea.
Detroit, Michigan

Giant Boxing Arm of Joe Louis

Controversial tribute to the heavyweight champion boxer who grew up in Detroit.
Detroit, Michigan

Guardian Building Art Deco Lobby

To truly appreciate Detroit's landmark skyscraper, you have to step inside.
Detroit, Michigan

Lincoln Street Art Park

This former industrial site has transformed into a community sculpture garden that hosts monthly Full Moon parties.
Allen Park, Michigan

Uniroyal Giant Tire

The 80-foot tire that looms over Michigan's I-94 was once a Ferris wheel in the New York World Fair.
Baltimore, Maryland

Bromo-Seltzer Arts Tower

Baltimore's classic clock tower was once topped by a rotating, 20-ton medicine bottle.
Manchester, England

Tower of Light

When the city of Manchester built a new centralized heating network, they did it with style.
Manchester, England

Dalton's Entry

An obscure walkway dedicated to a scientist who helped pave the way for the world to sit up and take notice of Manchester.
Manchester, England

The Haçienda Apartments

This building's name and a plaque are all that's left of what was probably the most important nightclub of the Madchester music scene.
Manchester, England

Where Rolls Met Royce

Two of the most notable names in automobile history are commemorated at the place where they're said to have first met.
Manchester, England

The Great Hall within the Royal Exchange

Once called "the biggest room in the world," this Victorian-era hall is so large that it contains a smaller 1970s heptagonal theatre.