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London, England

The Albert Bridge

Chelsea's soldiers were given strict orders when crossing this historic bridge.
Trieste, Italy

Faro della Vittoria (Victory Lighthouse)

One of the tallest lighthouses in the world also serves as a monument to the fallen of World War I.
Trieste, Italy

'Ursus'

This historic floating crane became an unlikely symbol of the port of Trieste.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Zoological Roundels

These sculptures of various animals adorn the building that houses one of the capital's least known museums.
Plymouth, England

Napoleon Commemorative Stone

These stones mark 200 years of friendship between Britain and France following the Napoleonic Wars.
Vatican City

'The Vision of Constantine'

This equestrian statue of Constantine the Great has been the subject of criticism for centuries.
Plymouth, England

The Leviathan

Overlooking the spot where the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower stands Devon's answer to the Colossus of Rhodes.
Bogotá, Colombia

Diego Felipe Becerra's Bridge

At the site of a graffiti artist's murder, fellow artists gather to pay homage.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Antoine’s Restaurant

The oldest family-run restaurant in the United States is a living museum of New Orleans dining history.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Death Cell Door of Calton Jail

Many of Edinburgh's more unsavory characters spent their final days behind this door while awaiting their executions.
London, England

The Churchill Arms

This pub was 238 years old when it decided to revamp its image: It started serving Thai food.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Jamil's Steakhouse

The storied steakhouse is the last in a long line of Lebanese-owned supper clubs in Tulsa.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh's Swedish Runestone

This extraordinary Viking artifact has traveled throughout the city.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Grave of 'The Great Lafayette'

The magician was buried alongside his beloved canine thanks to a tragic twist of fate.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Canongate Kirkyard

This Scottish graveyard is the final resting place of the man who inspired the character Ebenezer Scrooge.
Coronado, California

Hotel del Coronado

L. Frank Baum wrote part of the "Wizard of Oz" series in this wooden Victorian beach resort.
Cornwall, England

Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft & Magic

Hidden amid the picturesque landscape of Cornwall, this museum explores the history of British magical practices.
Redruth, England

Carn Brea Castle

A 14th century castle built on the seat of a mighty giant.
London, England

Cleopatra's Needle Shrapnel Scars

This ancient Egyptian obelisk still bears the wounds of World War I.
Key West, Florida

U.S. Route 1 Mile 0 Sign

The highway's southernmost spot is a beloved local attraction.
London, England

Memorial to the Women of World War II

The bronze uniforms commemorate the vital role of women during World War II.
Guthrie, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum

A museum and apothecary garden devoted to the history of frontier medicine.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Netherbow Bell

The bell that once tolled atop a lost Edinburgh gate now hangs for all to see.
London, England

Tower of London's Ceremony of the Keys

The ritual has been performed uninterrupted for nearly 700 years.