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Sir Hiram Maxim's Captive Flying Machines
Blackpool, England

Sir Hiram Maxim's Captive Flying Machines

One of the oldest amusement rides in existence was a huge disappointment to its creator.
53.7921, -3.0553
Ware Hall in its relocated condition at Wells-Next-the-Sea.
Wells-next-the-Sea, England

Ware Hall House

15th-century house single-handedly disassembled then reassembled bit by bit 100 miles away.
52.9521, 0.8505
Extreme low-tide exposing rock pools
Brighton, England

The Daddy Long Legs Seashore Railway

The remnants of a strange stilted building on rails can still be seen at low tide.
50.8067, -0.0807
Fortifications
Cricqueville-en-Bessin, France

Pointe du Hoc

A daring D-Day assault by U.S. Army Rangers is commemorated atop the high cliffs of this strategic point.
49.3972, -0.9894
Smoking the Fool, the prelude to the contest.
Haxey, England

The Haxey Hood

One of England's oldest ongoing games is basically a town-wide scrummage that aims to push a leather tube into a local pub.
53.4898, -0.8383
The Piazza dei Miracoli, with the Tower in the center and the two white anchors in the lower right.
Pisa, Italy

Guy Rope Anchors for the Leaning Tower of Pisa

The only visible reminders of an elaborate engineering project that kept the tower from reaching the tipping point.
43.7237, 10.3966
Exercise Tiger Memorial
Devon, England

Exercise Tiger Memorial

A disastrous D-Day rehearsal was relatively unknown until this sunken tank was discovered 40 years later.
50.2685, -3.6523
The Trent Aegir tidal bore.
West Stockwith, England

The Trent Aegir

In the right conditions a wall of water up to five feet tall flows upstream against the current on the River Trent.
53.4434, -0.8126
The Denver Sluice
Denver, England

The Denver Sluice Complex

This little-known hero has been protecting "The Fens" for close to 400 years, and now from its most powerful challenger yet: climate change.
52.5847, 0.3459
The memorial
Lincoln, England

Lincoln Tank Memorial

The world's first military tank was designed in this English city amid the stalemate of WWI trench warfare.
53.2260, -0.5501
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Wrexham, Wales

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The longest and tallest aqueduct in Britain can actually be sailed across.
52.9734, -3.0971
A plaster nativity scene at the museum.
Coreglia Antelminelli, Italy

Museum of Plaster Figurines and Emigration

The link between these two seemingly disparate themes is crucial to the history of this Tuscan hill town.
44.0647, 10.5247
Mithras slaying the bull - Context Travel
Rome, Italy

The Mithraeum at Circus Maximus

The underground sanctuary of a mysterious ancient cult.
41.8886, 12.4817
Crypt of the Three Skeletons
Rome, Italy

Santa Maria della Concezione Crypts

The crypts of Capuchin friars decorated with the bones of over 4,000 friars, including an entire "crypt of pelvises."
41.9047, 12.4882
Meridian Line of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs
Rome, Italy

Meridian Line of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs

Installed in an act of one-upsmanship, the annual sundial in this church is also a symbolic victory for the Gregorian calendar.
41.9031, 12.4969
Rome, Italy

Sculpture of Giovanni Paolo II

A sculpture serving as an homage to Pope John Paul II.
41.9015, 12.5004
Cloaca Maxima's outfall is near the Ponte Rotto bridge.
Rome, Italy

Cloaca Maxima

The "Greatest Sewer" of ancient Rome is one of the oldest sewer systems in the world, and is still in use.
41.8889, 12.4803
Looking out from the plateau.
Castelnovo ne' Monti, Italy

Pietra Di Bismantova

An Italian geologic wonder that served as the inspiration for the landscape of Dante's hell.
44.4199, 10.4115
Lago di Vagli
Vagli Sopra, Italy

Lago di Vagli

This Tuscan lake hides a 13th century town that is still visible when the water recedes.
44.1219, 10.3040
Monument at Brazilian Cemetery of Pistoia
Pistoia, Italy

Brazilian Military Cemetery of Pistoia

A memorial to Brazil's little-known role in World War II.
43.9444, 10.9431
The World's Tallest Pinnochio
Capannori, Italy

World's Tallest Pinocchio

The towering Pinocchio stands 63 feet tall in the Italian village named after his creator.
43.8998, 10.6515
Borgo a Mozzano, Italy

Ponte della Maddalena

A stunning bridge that appears as if it's lunging to the shore, and has a legend of a devilish architect.
43.9856, 10.5518
Inside the giant whale fountain (Flickr/Jorden rundt og hjem igen)
San Gennaro, Italy

Pinocchio Park

Walk through a fairytale in Tuscany.
43.8979, 10.6371
Ponte Sospeso in Tuscany.
San Marcello Pistoiese, Italy

Ponte Sospeso

A factory director designed what was the world's longest suspension footbridge in 1923 so his employees could get to work safely.
44.0536, 10.7676