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Nottinghamshire, England

Stew Pond at Newstead Abbey

In this medieval fish bowl, the carp weren't pets.
West Midlands, England

Moseley Bog

An ancient woodland that inspired a young J.R.R. Tolkien.
Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Rivendell

You may recognize this beautiful grove within Kaitoke Regional Park as location of the house of Elrond.
Hamedan, Iran

Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

The most sacred Jewish shrine in Iran and a fine example of restoration works gone wrong.
Minstead, England

The Rufus Stone

A stone, covered in metal, commemorating an event that happened somewhere else a thousand years ago.
Convento Praglia, Italy

Praglia Abbey

In this nearly 1,000-year-old monastery, monks painstakingly restore old books.
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City National Cemetery

Though the name might suggest otherwise, this is an American cemetery.
Oxford, England

Port Meadow

Legend says this public grazing area hasn't been plowed for thousands of years.
Stanton Lees, England

Earl Grey Tower

This tower was constructed to commemorate the man who helped bring true democracy to the United Kingdom.
Dunwich, England

The Last Grave

This melancholy headstone is the only remaining evidence of a medieval church lost to the sea.
Ashbourne, England

Dovedale Stepping Stones

These quintessentially English stepping stones were built for Victorian tourists.
Dunwich, England

The Lost Town of Dunwich

A village on the east coast of England that has almost completely eroded into the North Sea.
London, England

Memorial to the Women of World War II

The bronze uniforms commemorate the vital role of women during World War II.
Vilnius, Lithuania

Palace of Concerts and Sports

An abandoned masterpiece of Soviet Brutalist architecture.
Dalmally, Scotland

Ben Cruachan

This mountain is one of the largest in Scotland but is better known for its hollow insides.
Normanton, England

Normanton Church

The sanctuary seems to either float atop the water or sink into the dirt, depending on the water level.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Church of Our Saviour

Climb to the top of its spiral spire for spectacular views of Copenhagen.
Harderwijk, Netherlands

Aqueduct Veluwemeer

While most bridges allow roads to pass over water, this one allows water to pass over a road.
Oban, Scotland

McCaig’s Tower

Looking strangely like Rome's Colosseum, this unfinished tower has dominated the skyline for over 100 years.
Anderby Creek, England

The Cloud Bar

The world’s first dedicated cloud observation platform.
Llanrhystud, Wales

Cofiwch Dryweryn

This mural honoring a drowned village has become a symbol of Welsh pride and patriotism.
Paris, France

Temple de la Sybille (The Temple of Sybille)

This structure atop a craggy cliff in one of the most beautiful parks in Paris boasts an unbeatable view.
Zagreb, Croatia

Zrinjevac Meteorological Column

This 135-year-old weather station studied the effects of the climate on human health.
Nottinghamshire, England

Fountain Dale

This muddy wooded valley and the ancient structures it hides are said to be the favored haunt of the legendary Friar Tuck.