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London, England

Giants of St. Dunstan-in-the-West

A pair of club-wielding guardians stand watch over London's first public clock to feature a minute hand.
London, England

The Fortnum & Mason Clock

At the top of the hour, figures of the London department store's two co-founders emerge and bow to each other.
Micheldever Station, England

Micheldever Station Red Wheel

Commemorating the first recorded car journey in the United Kingdom, a 56-mile trip that defied the speed limit the whole way.
Potsdam, Germany

Dampfmaschinenhaus (The Royal Pumphouse)

Designed to resemble foreign architecture, this mosque-looking structure was used to pump water to a royal fountain.
Bristol, England

Victoria Font

Designed to celebrate the queen's 40th birthday.
Bristol, England

The Guild of Ancient Merchant Taylors

An ornate doorway leads to the former site of one of the city's oldest society of merchants.
Ichinoseki, Japan

Genbikei Gorge

A stretch of the Iwai River that features beautiful rocky cliffs, rapids, and flying dango.
London, England

Wandsworth Roundabout Underpass

This underpass became an unlikely piece of cinematic history after its appearance in 'A Clockwork Orange.'
Bristol, England

'Phoenix and the Four Elements'

An alchemical monument that represents "Earth, Air, Fire, and Water."
London, England

Mount Street Gardens

Tucked away behind the mansions of Mayfair, this picturesque garden is a hidden London treasure with a spooky past.
Bristol, England

Henrietta Lacks Statue

A monument dedicated to the unrecognized Black "mother" of modern medicine.
Nether Wallop, England

Douce Mausoleum

Inspired by the colossal pyramids at Giza, this 15-foot structure is believed to be the first funerary pyramid in Great Britain.
Bergamo, Italy

House on Rock

This house certainly has a unique decor.
West Tanfield, England

Thornborough Henges

This collection of ancient structures makes up part of the largest group of prehistoric earthworks in Britain.
East Meon, England

Giant's Cottage

The front of this 17th-century cottage also contains a large, stone face.
Mumbai, India

Afghan Church

A 19th-century church in South Mumbai built to commemorate those who died in the First Anglo-Afghan War and the retreat from Kabul in 1842.
Gloucester, England

Gloucester Waterways Museum

This fantastic museum honors Gloucester waterway heritage.
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.