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Hong Kong

Cheung Po Tsai Pirate Cave

Venture into the hideout of one of Hong Kong's legendary pirates.
Hong Kong

Quarry Bay 'Monster Building'

This hulking behemoth is actually five interconnected towers built in the 1960s.
Blackpool, England

High Tide Organ

This sculpture is an instrument played by the swell of the seas.
Buxton, England

Solomon's Temple

This landmark Victorian folly rewards visitors with spectacular views over the Peak District.
Buxton, England

The Crescent

A historic Georgian building and warm springs.
Derbyshire, England

Winnats Pass

A winding road through a steep valley with deep natural caverns at the bottom.
Preston, England

Preston Bus Station

Locals spent years successfully fighting to save this beloved Brutalist behemoth from demolition.
York, England

Cat Statues of York

A century-old tradition has culminated in a small but singular collection of feline effigies.
Manchester, England

The Manchester Bee

Be on the lookout for the symbolic insect all over the city.
Halifax, England

Wainhouse Tower

This tallest folly in the world began its life as an elaborate factory chimney.
Blackpool, England

Sir Hiram Maxim's Captive Flying Machines

One of the oldest amusement rides in existence was a huge disappointment to its creator.
Kirkstall, England

Kirkstall Abbey

Artists have long been drawn to these atmospheric 12th-century ruins.
Singapore

St. Joseph's Church

The first Catholic church in Singapore is a Neo-Gothic colossus with a rich architectural history.
York, England

Lloyds Bank Coprolite

An incredibly well-preserved piece of ninth-century Viking poop.
Baildon, England

Shipley Glen Tramway

This quaint funicular has been ferrying people up and down an English valley since the Victorian era.
Barnsley, England

Dickie Bird Statue

This tribute to a beloved cricket umpire is a magnet for risqué pranksters.
Chernobyl, Ukraine

'Monument of the Third Angel'

The biblical sculpture honors those who died combating the Chernobyl disaster.
Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

St Marienkirche's Stained Glass Windows

This unique medieval artwork featuring the story of the Antichrist remained lost for decades.
Słubice, Poland

Wikipedia Monument

The first, and perhaps only, monument dedicated to Wikipedia.
Sukhumi, Georgia

Abandoned Council of Ministries Building

Ruins of a former government building destroyed during the Georgian-Abkhaz war in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union.
Berlin, Germany

The Bebelplatz

The site of the famous Nazi book burning campaign of 1933 remembers its "Night of Shame".
Berlin, Germany

Otto Weidt's Workshop for the Blind

A brush maker used his factory to protect blind Jews from the Gestapo.
Berlin, Germany

Haus Schwarzenberg Street Art Alley

A narrow passage next to a cafe leads to a courtyard exploding with murals, tags, and paste-ups.
Berlin, Germany

The Return of the Cows

Art and a pun, all in one.