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Vancouver, British Columbia

Stanley Park

"Girl in a Wetsuit" is what happens when a sculptor has to find a way around a 100 year old copyright.
White Rock, British Columbia

The Great White Rock

Bird dung painted this huge boulder which in turn inspired the name of a city.
Surrey, British Columbia

Faerie Village of Redwood Park

A colorful hidden village of the fair folk.
North Yorkshire, England

Fountains Abbey

One of the oldest and certainly best preserved Cistercian abbeys still in existence.
Ilkley, England

Ilkley Moor

This strange moor has a song written about it, Bronze Age carvings, and an alien sighting.
Kirkstall, England

Kirkstall Abbey

Artists have long been drawn to these atmospheric 12th-century ruins.
Leeds, England

The Black Prince

This sculpture of Edward of Woodstock is surrounded by eight Victorian lamp bearers.
Leeds, England

Equus Altus

The name of this suspended sculpture is Latin for "high horse," which is exactly what it is.
Leeds, England

'Out of the Earth'

Since 1995, two red-painted metal figures have guarded the entrance to the Northern Ballet.
Leeds, England

Horned Helmet of Henry VIII

The bizarre headgear looks like it was made for a fool, not a king.
Leeds, England

Royal Armouries Museum

One of three sites in England that house the National Collection of Arms and Armour.
Wakefield, England

Sandal Castle

Though much of the castle was robbed of its stones, the underlying earthworks are among the best-preserved in England.
Carnforth, England

Carnforth Railway Station

Inside this station, the 1945 film "Brief Encounter" is played on a loop daily.
Morecambe, England

Eric Morecambe Statue

Dedicated to the legendary comedian Eric Morecambe depicting his iconic "Bring Me Sunshine" stance.
Seaham, England

Charybdis Fountain

A vortex fountain that seems to rise out of the ground.
Seaham, England

Seaham Hall Beach

For decades, a bottle factory dumped their waste into these waters—now it's considered the best sea glass beach in England.
Seaham, England

'Eleven 'O' One'

Locals affectionately dubbed this World War I memorial "Tommy."
Seaham, England

Vane Tempest Sculptures

Public art now takes pride of place on the site of one of County Durham's last deep coal mines.
Bamburgh, England

Teak Ceiling at Bamburgh Castle

The medieval-looking hammer beam teak roof may be a Victorian vanity, but it's still absolutely magnificent.
Yachats, Oregon

Thor's Well

On the Oregon coast there is a natural hole that seems to be draining the sea.
Depoe Bay, Oregon

Cape Foulweather

The first North American landing spot for James Cook on his third voyage of discovery in the Pacific.
Tillamook, Oregon

Tillamook Creamery

This unassuming cheese empire in rural Oregon churns out more than 150,000 pounds of cheese each day.
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

A roaring, awe-inspiring double cascade of icy water flows through woodland Oregon like something out of a Tolkien novel.
Corbett, Oregon

Vista House at Crown Point

This extravagant Art Nouveau rest stop features a million-dollar view of the Columbia River.