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Edinburgh, Scotland

Tolbooth Tavern

Now home to a drinking establishment, this building has a macabre history.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mary, Queen of Scots Plaque

This tablet indicates where the tragic monarch returned to begin her tumultuous downfall.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Charlotte Square

This city square dates back to the Scottish Enlightenment and was home to some of Scotland's brightest minds.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Paolozzi Studio

A recreation of pop art pioneer Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi's London studio.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Miss Jean Brodie Steps

These steps offer a breathtaking view of one of Europe's most besieged fortresses.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Northern Lighthouse Board

A miniature of a lighthouse acts as a beacon for what transpires inside this location.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Merchiston Tower

A former medieval fortress, now home to Edinburgh Napier University, contains a rather risqué work of art.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Trinity Apse

This 15th-century structure had a long, tortuous journey to its current location.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Bust of Sir Patrick Geddes

A sculpture in a secluded garden honors one of Edinburgh's most innovative thinkers and city planners.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Lodge of Edinburgh

Scotland's first Masonic lodge may also be the oldest in the world.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Door Knocker

A rare and unique example of an 18th-century door latch calls this restaurant home.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Medieval Water Pipes

These wooden pipes were crucial to providing water to Medieval Edinburgh.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Paperback Bookshop Rhinoceros

This small sculpture honors a shuttered bookshop that was the site of a fiery act of protest.
Edinburgh, Scotland

15 London Street

Inside this home, the Icelandic national anthem was born.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Site of the Porteous Riots

The location of a notorious event that eventually led to a citizen uprising.
York, England

Kings Square Gravestones

This popular square's history as the former site of a church is hidden in plain sight.
Rome, Italy

Tarpeian Rock

In the early Roman empire, people deemed traitors and criminals were tossed to their deaths from this rock.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Leith Mural

A multi-storied painting that depicts the area's rich and diverse maritime history.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Old Stockbridge Market

The remnants of a facade from a 19th-century market stall emporium.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Monuments Garden

An ornate "graveyard" for some of the country's forlorn building relics.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'BEACHCOMBER'

A public art installation with a nautical themed poem, enhances this pedestrian street.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Wardrop's Court Dragons

A quartet of brightly colored mythical beasts stand sentry at this gateway.
Austin, Texas

Barton Springs

Home to an endangered salamander, a full moon celebration, and a large spring-fed outdoor swimming pool.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.