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The Morpeth Arms is now a regular pub, with a dark history below ground.
London, England

The Morpeth Arms

A historic London pub with prison cells in the cellar and a "spy room" on the second floor.
51.4893, -0.1289
London's first public drinking fountain, set into railings of St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate
London, England

The First Public Drinking Fountain

Public access to clean drinking water was an instant hit among the masses.
51.5164, -0.1020
London, England

Captain Bligh's Grave

The breadfruit-adorned final resting place of the infamous Captain of the HMS Bounty.
51.4948, -0.1202
Hodge the Cat, looking slightly grumpy
London, England

Monument to Hodge the Cat

Dictionary Johnson’s favorite feline.
51.5151, -0.1082
Exterior of Novelty Automation, a 17th century building.
London, England

Novelty Automation

A tongue-in-cheek arcade where the games are based on everyday life.
51.5197, -0.1169
The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East
London, England

The Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East

One of the few remaining casualties of the London Blitz, this destroyed church has become an enchanting public garden.
51.5097, -0.0827
Old Gum Tree
Glenelg North, Australia

The Old Gum Tree

The colony of South Australia was proclaimed on a hot December day under a distinctively arched gum tree.
-34.9703, 138.5209
Frewville, Australia

The Butterfly Room

Hundreds of tiny dead butterfly eyes gaze down at diners in this Australian eatery.
-34.9480, 138.6286
Barnacle's penis (fully extended)
Adelaide, Australia

South Australian Museum

The largest collection of Indigenous Australian artifacts in the world, and the rare museum where wood-and-glass cabinets have trumped interactive exhibits.
-34.9208, 138.6031
The Citadella
Budapest, Hungary

The Citadella

From Austrians to Nazis to Soviets, this historic Budapest fortress has a history as complex as the city itself.
47.4869, 19.0466
Michael Jackson Memorial Tree
Budapest, Hungary

Michael Jackson Memorial Tree

A random tree outside a Budapest hotel has become a DIY shrine to the late singer.
47.4975, 19.0521
Vajdahunyad Castle
Budapest, Hungary

Vajdahunyad Castle

This Hungarian castle was built out of cardboard and wood until it proved so popular that it got upgraded to stone.
47.5150, 19.0833
Budapest, Hungary

Terror Háza

Museum dedicated to the terror regimes of Hungary.
47.5068, 19.0653
Communist symbols mingle with religious icons
Tiraspol, Moldova

Transnistria

A forgotten remnant of the Soviet Union, Transnistria is an unrecognized country hidden behind a heavily militarized border between Moldova and Ukraine.
46.8452, 29.6331
Exterior
Chisinau, Moldova

Chisinau State Circus

This abandoned Soviet circus is slowly being restored to its Communist-era glory.
47.0373, 28.8493
Corridors filled with wine in the Golden Collection. (vonlohmann/Flickr)
Chisinau, Moldova

Milestii Mici

Home to the Golden Collection, a world of wine in Moldova.
47.0261, 28.8456
Arch of Triumph, Bucharest, Romania. (Liliana Suruceanu/AtlasObscura)
Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

Romania's triumphal arch looks out over Bucharest.
44.4672, 26.0781
Ranau, Malaysia

Kundasang War Memorial

Four distinctly unique gardens commemorate the POWs who lost their lives during the Sandakan Death Marches of 1945.
5.9871, 116.5765
Malacca, Malaysia

Museum of Beauty

Self-mutilation in the name of beauty.
2.1923, 102.2485
(Kuriositas)
Pompei, Italy

Thermopolia of Pompeii

Ancient snack bar of the Roman Empire re-opened.
40.7507, 14.4841
Plaster cast of a dog at Pompeii.
Pompei, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.
40.7516, 14.4903
Fresco erotic scene in the Lupanar
Pompei, Italy

The Ancient Brothels of Pompeii

In the Lupanare Grande the walls are still adorned with the services there offered.
40.7503, 14.4868
New York, New York

The Sphere

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
40.7107, -74.0137
Detail of the Tiffany-designed elevators. Economical cast iron, not bronze!
New York, New York

The Woolworth Building

Once the tallest building in the world and the site of "the highest dinner ever held in New York" this building now holds the most expensive penthouse in the city.
40.7125, -74.0083