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Chicago, Illinois

World Artifacts on the Tribune Tower Walls

Fragments of architectural wonders from around the globe are embedded in the newspaper building's walls.
Vancouver, British Columbia

9 O'Clock Gun

This quirky piece of naval artillery has been deafening Canadians for over a century.
North Vancouver, British Columbia

The Eye of the Wind

The mountaintop wind turbine boasts a viewing deck — and a fair share of controversy.
North Vancouver, British Columbia

Capilano Suspension Bridge

This expansive bridge in the Canadian wilderness was originally just built for friends.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Hanging Stanes

A pair of stones embedded in an Edinburgh street memorialize one of the city's last public hangings.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Merchiston Tower

A former medieval fortress, now home to Edinburgh Napier University, contains a rather risqué work of art.
North Yorkshire, England

Scarborough Railway Station Bench

Believed to be the longest railway bench in the world.
South Ayrshire Council, Scotland

The Poets Path

These unique weather vanes honor Scotland's most famous bard and decorate this walkway.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Northern Lighthouse Board

A miniature of a lighthouse acts as a beacon for what transpires inside this location.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Cramond Lioness

This Roman relic was discovered in Scotland by a mudlarking ferryman.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Magdalen Chapel

The 16th-century church has the only stained glass windows that survived the Scottish Reformation intact.
Scotland

Medieval Water Pipes

These wooden pipes were crucial to providing water to Medieval Edinburgh.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Site of the Porteous Riots

The location of a citizen uprising that led to a gruesome act of mob justice.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Miss Jean Brodie Steps

These steps offer a breathtaking view of one of Europe's most besieged fortresses.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Paolozzi Studio

A recreation of pop art pioneer Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi's London studio.
Hong Kong

Central-Mid-Levels Escalators

The world's longest outdoor covered escalator system transports commuters through Hong Kong's hilly terrain.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Bust of Sir Patrick Geddes

A sculpture in a secluded garden honors one of Edinburgh's most innovative thinkers and city planners.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Lodge of Edinburgh

Scotland's first Masonic lodge may also be the oldest in the world.
Banff, Alberta

Banff Springs Hotel

Few other hotels can rival the grandeur of the Castle in the Rockies.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'A Drama in Time'

Neon artworks light up this dark Edinburgh tunnel.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Witches' Well

The fountain marks the area where hundreds of accused witches were burned at the stake.
Chicago, Illinois

Narwhals at the Field Museum

To find the "unicorns of the deep" you've got to go downstairs.
Chicago, Illinois

N. W. Harris Learning Collection

Where dioramas can follow you home.
Chicago, Illinois

Tsavo Man Eaters

These pretty kitties killed and ate as many as 135 railway workers.