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Vancouver, British Columbia

'Giants' on Granville Island Silos

The colorful, smiling concrete silos of Vancouver.
Alberta

Columbia Icefield

A surviving remnant of the thick ice mass that once mantled most of Western Canada's mountains.
Jasper, Alberta

The Athabasca Glacier

This natural wonder is disappearing at an alarming rate.
Banff, Alberta

Banff Springs Hotel

Few other hotels can rival the grandeur of the Castle in the Rockies.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
East Melbourne, Australia

Captain Cook's Cottage

The 18th-century home was disassembled into 253 cases and brought all the way from the other side of the world.
Melbourne, Australia

Coop's Shot Tower

This historic Melbourne bullet factory is fully encased in a massive glass and steel cone.
London, England

London's Rose-Ringed Parakeets

Legend says these colorful, invasive residents are the descendants of birds released by Jimi Hendrix.
London, England

Tower Bridge Chimney

An architectural oddity hides in plain sight on this iconic London bridge.
London, England

Richmond Park

This beautiful deer park was built so King Charles I and his court could go hunting while escaping a deadly plague outbreak.
London, England

Site of Execution Dock

Where condemned pirates met their grisly end at the gallows on the River Thames.
London, England

Viking Tombstone of St. Paul's Cathedral

This Viking gravestone carved in a rare runic style was dug up from a London churchyard.
London, England

Mary Anning's Plesiosaur

This marine reptile was discovered by one of the 19th century's greatest fossil hunters.
London, England

The Executioner's Ax

Tucked away in the Tower of London is the weapon once used to execute high-profile prisoners.
London, England

Rubens Ceiling at the Banqueting House

The sumptuous ceiling was one of the last things Charles I saw before his execution.
London, England

36 Blythe Road

Where Aleister Crowley attempted to seize the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in a mask and a kilt.
London, England

Boadicea and Her Daughters

A statue of the legendary Celtic warrior queen who fought the Roman invaders stands in one of the cities she once destroyed.
London, England

Temple Bar Memorial Dragon

The fierce beast perches atop a pedestal marking where the historic City of London gates once stood.
London, England

Traitors' Gate

The watery entrance for condemned prisoners heading to the Tower of London is still visible along the Thames.
London, England

Brunel Museum Grand Entrance Hall

The first tunnel to be dug beneath a river, repurposed as an art and museum space.
London, England

The Burlington Arcade Beadles

This luxury shopping lane has been protected by its own tiny police force for over a century.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
London, England

Houseboats of Regents Canal

A community of artists and entrepreneurs seeks a simpler life on London's waterways.
London, England

Battersea Power Station

Pop culture has helped to keep this iconic British building from being destroyed.