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Ambleside, England

Ambleside Roman Fort

This beautifully situated lakeside Roman settlement was likely built during the reign of the Emperor Hadrian.
Mumbai, India

Fort George

An 18th-century fort in the business district of Mumbai.
Mumbai, India

Port Trust War Memorial

A sandstone lamp post in Mumbai's business district honors the war efforts of the Port Trust and its employees who fell during World War I.
Bradford-on-Avon, England

Town Bridge & Lock-up

This bridge later moonlighted as a local jail.
London, England

Lincoln's Inn

This inn of the court provides a fascinating window into London’s legal and architectural history.
Glencoe, Scotland

Massacre of Glencoe Monument

A solemn memorial in a majestic setting that honors a 1692 tragedy.
Velha Goa, India

Church of Our Lady of the Rosary

Considered one of the oldest surviving churches in Goa.
Velha Goa, India

Viceroy's Arch

When new viceroys were elected, they passed through this arch to cement the title.
Barcelona, Spain

Palau Güell

One of Antoni Gaudí’s earliest buildings, built between 1886 and 1890 for the industrialist Eusebi Güell.
Malmö, Sweden

Talking Trash Cans of Malmö

These waste baskets play a few risque messages to discourage littering.
Bandon, Oregon

Face Rock

According to legend, this rock represents a young girl trapped by an evil ocean spirit.
Jevnaker, Norway

Kistefos Museum

The grounds and buildings of an old wood pulp mill have been transformed into an innovative art park and museum.
Bath, England

Sally Lunn's

This restaurant's specialty is "a major enigma for food historians."
Berlin, Germany

AVUS-Tribüne (Automobile Traffic and Practice Road)

The world's first motorway was used as a racetrack until the late 1990s.
Istanbul, Turkey

Tünel

Climb a steep hill in 90 seconds on the second-oldest urban subway in the world.
Kuşadası, Turkey

Kuşadası

A charming beach town in Turkey captures all the colors of the rainbow.
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.
Sesquilé, Colombia

Lake of Guatavita

Known as the site of 'El Dorado,' this mysterious lake is rumored to hold gold beneath its waters.
Bogotá, Colombia

Museo Botero

A celebration of Colombia’s premier contemporary artist.
Villa de Leyva, Colombia

Villa de Leyva

This colonial town in Colombia sits around the largest stone paved square in South America.
Bogotá, Colombia

Museo del Oro

This Bogotá museum houses the world's largest collection of pre-Columbian gold relics.
Zipaquira, Colombia

Cathedral of Salt

Cathedral carved out of salt, located a mile below the earth's surface.
El Peñol, Colombia

El Peñon de Guatape

A ten-million-ton rock once worshiped by the Tahamies Indians, accessed by an astounding staircase.
Nariño, Colombia

Las Lajas Sanctuary

A dangling church built over a Colombian gorge.