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Places visited in Reading, England
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Reading, England

Henry West's Grave

The wooden grave marker of a railroad worker who died in a freak whirlwind.
Reading, England

Reading Museum Bayeux Tapestry

This unique, full-sized copy of the Bayeux Tapestry sports a few modern additions, including underwear.
London, England

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

A historic London cemetery now serves as a nature park incorporating gravestones & memorial statues.
London, England

Bunhill Fields

A famous burial ground with a history both grim and literary.
Bude, England

Bude Castle

A quirky "castle" formerly belonging to a famous British inventor.
London, England

Columbia Road Shops and Flower Market

The Columbia Road Flower Market is now open every Sunday, rain or shine.
London, England

Arnold Circus

Celebrated bandstand at the center of what was once the worst slum in London.
Wiltshire, England

Avebury

The largest stone circle in the world has ended up bringing up more questions than it has answered.
Manchester, England

A Monument to Vimto

A giant wooden soda bottle pays homage to a distinctly British drink on the very spot where it was invented.
London, England

Parkland Walk

Following the trail of an old metro line, this scenic path is haunted by a creepy spriggan statue.
Manchester, England

John Rylands Library

A Victorian Gothic masterpiece housing a world-class collection of rare books and manuscripts.
Keswick, England

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Stonehenge has nothing on Castlerigg’s views.
Ryde, England

1930s London Underground Trains at Ryde

The Isle of Wight’s “Island Line” serviced by former London Underground trains from the 1930s.
Glasgow, Scotland

The Highlandman's Umbrella

Displaced highlanders would take shelter from the wet Scottish climate under the large walled bridge at Glasgow Central Station.
Stoke Row, England

Maharajah's Well

A well for a well, this anachronistically Indian-styled water pit was built in its small town home in gratitude for a similar favor.