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Places visited in Guildford, England
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New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
Brooklyn, New York

Deno's Wonder Wheel

One of the most enjoyable bits of history at Coney Island and “the most romantic ride in the world.”
New York, New York

Statue of Liberty's Original Torch

Lady Liberty's first beacon of enlightenment is now displayed in a museum near the statue.
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

This mosaic dedicated to John Lennon was tended for years by a Beatles super-fan.
New York, New York

Brooklyn Bridge Love Locks

A popular European tradition makes its way to the states on one of America's most famous bridges.
New York, New York

Alice in Wonderland Statue

This whimsical group of statues is a favorite of children who love to climb all over Lewis Carroll's beloved characters.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Tramway

One of only two commuter aerial tramways in the United States.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
New York, New York

Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital Ruins

A crumbling hospital from the 1850s on Roosevelt Island.
Bury Saint Edmunds, England

The Nutshell Pub

The smallest pub in Britain was once a cabinet of curiosities and it still has the dead cat to prove it.
Ely, England

Octagon Tower

A remarkable medieval structure born from a 14th-century disaster.
Thursford, England

Thursford Collection

A large collection of steam engines, organs, and fairground attractions.
Cambridge, England

The Eagle

The Cambridge pub where Francis Crick announced that he and James Watson had discovered the DNA double-helix.
Cambridge, England

Corpus Clock & Chronophage

Numberless clock creates a meal of time for the dreaded, insectile Chronophage.
Cambridge, England

Mathematical Bridge

Local legend says Isaac Newton built this footbridge without any screws, bolts, or nails.
Albury, England

Silent Pool

This peaceful oasis appears dreamy, but it's also the site of a nightmarish legend.
Godalming, England

Witley Wonder Underwater Ballroom

The hidden "ballroom" under a mansion lake was built by a criminal who ate a cyanide pill during his trial.
Guildford, England

The Chestnuts

The author of Alice in Wonderland spent his final years at this whimsical Victorian home.
Guildford, England

'Alice and the White Rabbit'

This sculpture combines the literary Alice with her real-life inspiration.
Guildford, England

The Mount Cemetery

This unassuming Victorian cemetery is the final resting place of author Lewis Carroll.
Guildford, England

Guildford Lido

This public pool is one of the last remaining lidos of the countless built in the 1930's as public works projects in the United Kingdom.
Peterborough, England

Holme Fen Posts

Once-buried markers show England’s lowest land point keeps getting lower.
London, England

The Albert Bridge

Chelsea's soldiers were given strict orders when crossing this historic bridge.
London, England

Pudding Lane

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