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Reading, England

Henry West's Grave

The wooden grave marker of a railroad worker who died in a freak whirlwind.
Reading, England

Cole Museum of Zoology

This natural history collection contains the bones of a circus elephant that seem to be chasing a whale skeleton.
Sydney, Australia

Water Dragons of the Chinese Garden of Friendship

Native Australian lizards inhabit this garden celebrating Sydney and its sister city in China.
Sydney, Australia

Justice and Police Museum

This grim museum collects artifacts and evidence of some of the most sensational antipodean crimes.
Oxford, England

Folly Bridge

The spot where Oxford garnered its name was also home to a medieval philosopher and includes a house covered in statues.
Oxford, England

Port Meadow

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

'Alice in Wonderland' Windows

The stoic structure boasts a whimsical set of stained glass art commemorating Lewis Carroll.
Oxford, England

The Headington Shark

A 26-foot shark sculpture—a statement about bombs—set off a municipal battle royale.
Berlin, Germany

Vestiges of the Berlin Wall

On the Spree bank, discover one of the last reminders of a symbolic wall that divided, and was torn down by the people.
London, England

The Cornhill Devils

These Victorian era devil sculptures were designed to spite a local vicar.
London, England

Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London and the regulation of one-way streets both started in this alley.
London, England

Former Decca Studios

This studio was home to David Bowie's first single, even if it did turn away the Beatles.
London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

The commemorative stone column conceals a secret laboratory.
London, England

Horniman Aquarium

A wonderfully eclectic Victorian aquarium lies in the basement of the Horniman Museum.
London, England

Signs of Old Lombard Street

The last four extravagant street signs of London's historic banking street.
London, England

The London Stone

This legendary stone is of unknown origin, and throughout history has been a literal touchstone for British leaders.
London, England

Horniman Museum and Gardens

A Victorian natural history and ethnographic museum with wonderful turn-of-the-century, science-book-esque evolution displays.
London, England

Temple of Mithras

Rebuilt remains of a temple to Roman god Mithras.
London, England

Leadenhall Market

This ornate Victorian marketplace was the setting for Diagon Alley and the Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter films.
London, England

'Potteries and Piggeries' Bottle Kiln

A relic from one of London's worst 19th-century slums.
London, England

Smith Square World War II Ghost Sign

A faded reminder of what was once a common sight in London during the Blitz.
London, England

Black Cats of Carreras Cigarette Factory

Black cat statues guard this temple-like Egyptian revival factory.
London, England

'Monument for a Dead Parrot'

The sculpture of the deceased cockatoo flops atop its personal plinth.
London, England

Love Locks of East London

Lovers proclaim their unbreakable bond by leaving their names on locks fastened onto the Shoreditch fence in East London.