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Rushen, Isle of Man

Sir William Percy Cowley Memorial

On the southwestern tip of the Isle of Man, a stone monument to one of the island's great conservationists.
London, England

The Wrong Abbey Road

Tourists who rely on a transit map to find the iconic Beatles location often end up in a far-off neighborhood.
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.
London, England

Spitalfields Charnel House

Preserved behind glass, the ruins of a medieval building used to store human remains.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Huly Hill

If you fly into Edinburgh Airport, it's possible to spot this prehistoric site without even getting off the plane.
Bristol, England

Replica of the Matthew

An authentic, seaworthy replica of the ship that sailed to Newfoundland in 1497.
London, England

The Tomb Of Hannah Courtoy

According to legend, this tomb holds the secrets to time travel.
Leeds, England

'Cornucopia'

Winner of the Leeds Award for Architecture and the Environment.
London, England

Alfred the Great Statue

King of the Saxons on top, Roman goddess of wisdom on the bottom.
Canterbury, England

West Gate Tower Museum

A defensive structure built during the Hundred Years War has remained useful in one way or another for nearly 700 years.
Berlin, Germany

Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism

A memorial in the Tiergarten is a reminder of the suffering inflicted on homosexuals by the Nazi regime.
Berlin, Germany

'Stand By Me' Tree

Someone loved this song enough to carve all of its lyrics onto a tree trunk in a Berlin park.
Berlin, Germany

Humboldthain Flak Tower

These former Nazi anti-aircraft towers offer a singular view of the north of Berlin in the summer, and a sanctuary for bats in winter.
Berlin, Germany

Hatch Sticker Museum

This little museum is making sure that the art and history of the graffiti sticker is not scraped from history.
Berlin, Germany

German Resistance Memorial Center

The site where a plot to assassinate Hitler was planned—and its conspirators were executed—is now a powerful memorial to the German resistance during World War II.
Berlin, Germany

'Das Schicksal Der (Fate of) Bravenleavanne'

The site of good faith and good nature in the fictional world of Kcymaerxthaere.
Berlin, Germany

German-Russian Museum

A museum in the building where Nazi Germany signed its surrender tells the story of World War II from the Soviet perspective.
Berlin, Germany

Natur-Park Südgelände

Art installations, derelict railcars, and endangered grasshoppers all call this south Berlin park home.
London, England

Cheapside Plane Tree

What might be the oldest living tree in London has survived fires, bombings, and estate agents.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Roxburgh Court Tree Plaques

These plaques located in a court preserve a small piece of Edinburgh's history.
London, England

Southmere Lake

This artificial lake surrounded by Brutalist architecture served as a stand-in for futuristic Britain in Stanley Kubrick's 'A Clockwork Orange.'
Berlin, Germany

The DDR Museum

A fascinating insight into daily life in the Eastern Bloc.
Berlin, Germany

Berliner Unterwelten (Subterranean Berlin)

A tour of underground Berlin takes you through WWII air raid shelters and tunnels used to smuggle people out of East Germany.
Berlin, Germany

Silent Green Kulturquartier

Concerts, art, offices, and a café in what used to be Berlin's first crematorium.