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Edinburgh, Scotland

Arthur's Seat

This extinct volcano rises above Edinburgh and is special for its panoramic views over the city.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
Ballintoy, Northern Ireland

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

This short bridge is the only thing connecting a tiny Irish island to the mainland.
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Dark Hedges

The atmospheric road was never meant to be so creepy.
Paris, France

Rue du Chat-qui-Pêche

The narrowest street in Paris.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.
Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

This iconic Parisian bookstore doubles as the "Tumbleweed Hotel" for traveling writers.
Seville, Spain

Tomb of Christopher Columbus

The final resting place of the great navigator, or maybe his brother.
Porto, Portugal

Sao Bento Station

Elaborate tile work in this railway station tells the story of Portugal.
Porto, Portugal

Igreja de São Francisco

The stunning interior of this Gothic church is covered in ornate gold details.
Porto, Portugal

Carmo and Carmelitas Churches

A hidden three-foot-wide house separates these two regal churches.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Dewar Monument

A controversial cenotaph dedicated to a local physician with an unscrupulous past.
East Lothian, Scotland

Fa'side Castle

A historic fortification critical to Anglo-Scottish conflicts now serves as a bed and breakfast.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'Woman and Child'

This statue stands as a message against the ills of Apartheid.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Stockbridge Market

The remnants of a facade from a 19th-century market stall emporium.
Duns, Scotland

Scottish Borders Wojtek the Soldier Bear

The beloved war-time celebrity spent time in the area before retiring to the Edinburgh Zoo.
Musselburgh, Scotland

‘Memory and Reflection’

A shiny sculpture celebrating the mighty mollusk.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Portobello Bottle Kilns

The last remaining bottle-shaped kilns in Scotland stand alone in an Edinburgh suburb.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The King's Chamber

This was once a hall in which a 16th-century royal banquet was hosted by King James VI of Scotland.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Porty Light Box

An iconic red telephone box turned tiny art gallery.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Coade Stone Columns

It's a mystery how these curious columns wound up in an Edinburgh suburb.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six-ton wedding present for the King of the Scots.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Great Hall Ceiling at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Sprawled across the Great Hall ceiling are various constellations and images relating to the zodiac.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Site of the Porteous Riots

The location of a citizen uprising that led to a gruesome act of mob justice.