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Lympne, England

Portus Lemanis

The ruins of a Roman fort lie in the shadows of an imposing medieval castle.
Schönefeld, Germany

'Der Fall Daidalos und Ikaros' ('The Case of Daedalus and Icarus')

This curious sculpture represents the perseverance needed to take to the skies.
Dresden, Germany

Pillnitz Camellia

An engineering wonder at Pillnitz Castle protects a precious 230-year-old flowering shrub.
Hřensko, Czechia

Pravčická brána (Pravčice Gate)

Europe's largest natural bridge has a 19th century royal chateau built into its side.
Děčín, Czechia

Hunger Stones of Děčín

When the river dries up, these stones start talking.
Dresden, Germany

Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

Over 12,000 hygiene oriented objects and exhibits.
Dresden, Germany

Cockerwiese (Joe Cocker Meadow)

Joe Cocker's 1988 concert at this site in East Germany marked a changing sea tide that would eventually lead to reunification.
London, England

Silver Jubilee Crystal Crown

A discarded movie prop that was the original monolith for "2001: A Space Odyssey."
London, England

Memorial to Mahomet Weyonomon

A sculpture outside London's oldest cathedral honors the Mohegan chief who died while petitioning the king.
London, England

Alcove From Old London Bridge

Before becoming a poet John Keats studied here to become a surgeon.
London, England

St. Leonard Church of Shoreditch

Historic church where a number of Shakespeare's actors are buried.
Hastings, England

Marine Court

This seaside property, an example of Art Deco Streamline Moderne style, was designed to embody the curves of a great ship.
Lullington, England

Lullington Church of the Good Shepherd

This tiny church is one of England's smallest.
Friston, England

Grave of 'Washed Ashore'

This simple wooden cross is said to mark the grave of an unknown sailor who washed ashore nearby.
Dunwich, England

The Last Grave

This melancholy headstone is the only remaining evidence of a medieval church lost to the sea.
Blythburgh, England

The Devil's Fingerprints

A legendary ghostly hound supposedly left dark marks on a place of worship.
Burgh Saint Peter, England

The Tower of St Mary's Church

The story behind this uniquely-shaped tower involves ancient empires, local legends, and new words.
Great Yarmouth, England

Tyrolean Tubtwist

This freewheeling amusement ride is the last of its kind.
Great Yarmouth, England

Suspension Bridge Disaster Memorial

On May 2, 1845, crowds gathered to watch a clown and four geese sail upstream in a bathtub. Then disaster struck.
East Somerton, England

The Witch's Leg at St Mary's Church

A witch wreaks ruinous revenge on this ancient church with her "enchanted leg."
London, England

Whitechapel Fatberg Manhole Cover

It celebrates a very stinky task and salutes London's fatberg-vanquishing team.
London, England

The Blind Beggar

This East End pub gained notoriety as the site where gangster Ronnie Kray publicly shot a rival.
London, England

Rules

Classic game cookery takes center stage at what's widely considered London's oldest restaurant.
London, England

Charing Cross Mural

The medieval woodcut-style artwork chronicles life in medieval London.