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London, England

Ruins of the Crystal Palace

The remains of Crystal Palace Great Exhibition of 1851.
London, England

Crystal Palace Subway

A relic of Victorian grandeur hides beneath a busy South London road.
London, England

Crystal Palace Dinosaurs

Abstract dinosaur models in London.
London, England

Statue of Guy the Gorilla

A sculpture of a famous ape who was once a beloved household name in London.
Milan, Italy

L.O.V.E.

This giant middle finger statue sends an unambiguous message to Italy's bankers.
Milan, Italy

San Bernardino alle Ossa

An ossuary built in 1210 to collect bones from the Ospedale Maggiore of Milan.
Milan, Italy

Milan's Duomo "Dinosaur"

Milan's duomo is covered in beautiful carving including a curious "dinosaur-like" beast.
Venice, Italy

Piraeus Lion

Thousand-year-old Viking runes adorn an ancient Greek lion at the entrance to the Venetian Arsenal.
Venice, Italy

Libreria Acqua Alta

This Venice bookstore has resigned itself to constant flooding by keeping its books in bathtubs and boats.
Hampshire, England

Portuguese Fireplace

This unlikely memorial honors the Canadian and Portuguese laborers who felled trees for the Allies in World War I.
Lyndhurst, England

Bolton's Bench

According to legend, a noble knight and a terrible dragon lie beneath this storied hill.
Venice, Italy

Torcello Bell Tower

Stare out over the lagoon and beyond from this 10th-century campanile on the island where the city of Venice began.
Venice, Italy

Attila's Throne

An island on the Venetian Lagoon hosts this stone chair that has nothing to do with the King of the Huns.
Venice, Italy

Torcello

The small peaceful island off the Venice tourist circuit is where the city began more than 1,500 years ago.
Venice, Italy

The Mad Colored Houses of Burano

This community on a small Venetian island has taken to painting their houses in bright neon hues.
Venice, Italy

Reliquaries of St Mark's Basilica Treasury

An extensive collection of reliquaries containing the bones of saints housed in the largest Catholic church in Venice.
Venice, Italy

Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs

This Roman statue is missing a limb from when the Venetians stole it from Constantinople during the Crusades.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Clock Tower (Torre dell'Orologio)

Go inside to really appreciate this 500-year-old technological masterpiece.
Venice, Italy

St. Mark's Lost Third Column

Two stone columns flank the grand Venice square, but there were supposed to be three.
Venice, Italy

Peggy Guggenheim's Grave

The only museum with its curator—and her pets—buried inside.
Tikal, Guatemala

Spider Monkeys of Tikal

Monkeys inhabit the lush forest surrounding ancient Mayan ruins once considered sacred.
Tikal, Guatemala

Archaeologists' Abandoned Camp

The remnants of an archaeological camp stand within Tikal National Park.
Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal Temple IV

Deep in the Guatemalan jungle stands an ancient pyramid that once marked the reign of a king.
Tikal, Guatemala

Howler Monkeys of Tikal

These roaring primates were considered a divine creature in the cosmology of the Maya.