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Reading, England

Maiwand Lion

The lion represents a fascinating part of English history, and the story of a man who obsessed over its creation.
Alexandria, Egypt

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The lost library of Alexandria, revived as a spearhead of cultural preservation.
Swansea, Wales

Swansea Devil

A turn-of-the-century prophecy comes true when a mischievous wooden Devil watches the neighboring church burn to the ground
Oxford, England

Magdalen College Gargoyles

A cornucopia of gargoyles adorns the oldest portion of Oxford’s Magdalen College.
London, England

Museum of Brands

Collection dedicated to brands, packaging and advertising.
London, England

The London Beer Flood

On October 17, 1814, a 15-ft. wave of beer ran rampant through the streets of London.
London, England

Broad Street Cholera Pump

The John Snow Memorial marks the epicenter of London's 1854 cholera epidemic.
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt Book Burning Memorial

Somber memorial to the May 10, 1933, book-burning which took place on this spot.
Bath, England

Bath Market Pillar

Since 1768, the pillar at Guildhall Market in Bath has been a hub of economic transactions.
Southport, England

Red Rum Mural

A striking piece of street art in Southport depicting a much-loved racehorse.
Prague, Czechia

Prague Hlavni Nadrazi Vestibule

A historic and beautiful Art Nouveau chamber in a historic railway station.
Reading, England

Silchester Eagle

Once believed to be a sacred Roman legionary symbol, this bronze figure inspired the 1954 novel 'The Eagle of the Ninth.'
Budapest, Hungary

Carl Lutz Memorial

This sculpture honors the man who was known as the "Righteous Among the Nations."
Budapest, Hungary

Péter Mansfeld Monument

This statue of a falling man commemorates a teenage martyr of the Hungarian Revolution.
Budapest, Hungary

Mátyás Fountain

A triumphant marble and bronze fountain depicting a 15th-century Hungarian king and his hunting party.
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular

Built in 1870 at the bridge that connected Buda and Pest, this spectacular incline railway was almost lost forever during World War II.
Budapest, Hungary

Memorial for Victims of the German Occupation

A highly-criticized monument in Budapest has become the site of a makeshift Holocaust memorial.
Budapest, Hungary

Mihály Kolodko's Mini Statues

From cartoon characters to tiny tanks, a guerilla sculptor's little bronze statues are hidden throughout the city of Budapest.
Budapest, Hungary

Statue of Imre Nagy

A much-loved sculpture depicting the hero of a 1956 anti-Soviet uprising.
Budapest, Hungary

Adria Palace

This building has survived for more than a century and remains virtually untouched.
Budapest, Hungary

Ronald Reagan Statue in Budapest

A statue in Budapest's Liberty Square honors the former U.S. president's efforts to end the Cold War.
Budapest, Hungary

Zero Kilometer Stone

The geographical center of Budapest is marked with a 10-foot-tall stylized zero.
Budapest, Hungary

The Flying Nun

The true meaning behind this sculpture remains unknown.
Budapest, Hungary

‘The Fat Policeman’

Also known as Uncle Karl, the beloved bronze copper keeps a watchful eye on St. Stephen’s Basilica while people rub his lucky belly.