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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Casket Arts Building

A Building for Your (Former) Funerary Needs.
Darmstadt, Germany

Russian Chapel in Darmstadt

The last Tsar of Russia constructed this private church just so he could attend services when visiting his wife's hometown.
Darmstadt, Germany

The Ludwigshöhe

A former Nazi lookout tower with a magnificent view of the Rhineland.
Liverpool, England

St George's Hall

Charles Dickens described the concert room in this amazing Victorian hall as "the most perfect room in the world."
Wakefield, England

Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin

A tiny chapel perched along a 14th-century bridge.
Lincolnshire, England

The Cottage Museum

This unique museum is housed in a rare example of an early 19th century prefabricated cottage.
Sheffield, England

The Green Police Box

This police call box harkens back to an era of pre-radio communications, and has a rather unique feature.
Harrogate, England

Old Swan Hotel

Where Agatha Christie mysteriously disappeared in 1926.
Buxton, England

Chee Dale Stepping Stones

These unique stepping stones hug a river's edge to take hikers on a journey through a limestone gorge.
Derbyshire, England

Charles Cotton's Fishing House

This small building nestled along the Dove River is seen by some as the birthplace of angling as a sport.
Donna Nook, England

Gray Seals of Donna Nook

The adorable animals return to this nature reserve every fall to give birth to their pups.
Lincolnshire, England

Woodhall Spa Bath House

This former Victorian bathhouse was all the rage during the mid-19th century and put Woodhall on the map.
London, England

Mary Anning's Plesiosaur

This marine reptile was discovered by one of the 19th century's greatest fossil hunters.
Oviedo, Spain

Culis Monumentalibus

Two large posteriors in one giant statue.
Woodhall, England

Dambusters Memorial

This memorial pays homage to the Royal Air Force squadron that breached two important dams during World War II.
La Rochelle, France

Nazi U-Boat Pens

A massive, secret marina for the Nazis' most formidable weapon in the Atlantic.
Lincoln, England

The Lincoln Imp

Legend says this demonic carving inside a medieval cathedral was one of Satan's minions.
Lincoln, England

Lincoln Tank Memorial

The world's first military tank was designed in this English city amid the stalemate of WWI trench warfare.
Matlock Bath, England

Matlock Bath

A seaside town with no sea in sight.
Nottingham, England

The Caves of Nottingham

A labyrinthine underworld of tunnels and caverns hides beneath the city.
Ashbourne, England

Dovedale Stepping Stones

These quintessentially English stepping stones were built for Victorian tourists.
Grimsby, England

Grimsby Dock Tower

Despite its ornamental looks, this towering Tuscan-inspired anomaly was a masterpiece in hydraulic engineering.
Woodhall Spa, England

Peter Scott's Shoes

This tiny shoe shop claims to be the smallest store of its kind in Britain.
Lincoln, England

Museum of Lincolnshire Life

The charming collection illustrates life in Lincolnshire in the 18th through 20th centuries.