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Potsdam, Germany

Potsdam-Pirschheide Train Station

In a divided Germany, Potsdam's "central" train station was relocated to the city's southern suburbs to avoid West Berlin.
Albano Laziale, Italy

Romitorio di Sant'Angelo in Lacu

The ruins of a thousand-year-old hermitage are tucked away deep in the sloping forests of Albano Lake.
London, England

The Champion

This 19th-century pub features stained-glass windows celebrating Victorian-era "champions."
Llantysilio, Wales

Valle Crucis Abbey

This ancient abbey now lies in majestic ruin behind a caravan park.
Llandudno, Wales

St Tudno's Church

This 6th-century church honors St. Tudno, the patron saint of Llandudno.
Rome, Italy

Mercatus Traiani (Trajan's Market)

This ancient market is often referred to as the oldest shopping mall in the world.
Rome, Italy

Il Tempio di Adriano (Temple of Hadrian)

The remains of this 2nd-century Roman temple are incorporated into a modern building.
Rome, Italy

Temple of Hercules Victor

This curious, round temple is the oldest still-standing marble building in Rome.
Rome, Italy

Arch of Janus

The one-of-a-kind Roman arch is not actually dedicated to the god Janus.
Rome, Italy

Pons Fabricius

This is the oldest Roman-made bridge in the city still existing in its original state.
Rome, Italy

Antoninus and Faustina Temple

An ancient Roman temple first dedicated to an emperor's wife is now a church.
Rome, Italy

Temple of Portunus

This small, ancient Roman temple was once a church dedicated to the patron saint of penitents.
Olomouc, Czechia

'The Thief'

A cheeky reminder about the value of art dangles above one of Olomouc's busiest streets.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City National Cemetery

Though the name might suggest otherwise, this is an American cemetery.
Venice, Italy

Ponte delle Tette

In the past, Renaissance sex workers were encouraged to entice customers on this bridge.
London, England

575 Wandsworth Road

What started as a way to address damp basement walls turned into a house filled with intricate hand-carved designs.
Combe, England

Combe Gibbet

Death hangs in the air here, where a 17th-century gibbet has been erected on a Neolithic tomb.
Kostolac, Serbia

Viminacium

At this archaeological site, visitors can explore the ruins of the capital of the former Roman province of Moesia.
Telford, England

The Frog Clock

This whimsical, unique clock has been entertaining shoppers for well over 20 years.
Washington, D.C.

Defense Intelligence Agency Museum

Amid the sprawling Defense Intelligence Agency Headquarters is one of the Smithsonian’s least accessible museums.
Hurricane, Utah

Zion–Mount Carmel Tunnel

A tunnel with windows, so you don't miss out on the impressive views.
Bristol, England

Bristol Museum Archeology Collection

An array of ancient artifacts from Bronze Age Bristol and other civilizations are housed in this museum.
Bristol, England

Hermit's Cave and Quaker Burial Ground

A medieval cave used to shelter local hermits now holds nearly 200 old Quaker gravestones.
Bristol, England

Redcliffe Caves

There's a labyrinth of manmade tunnels stretching for over an acre beneath Bristol.