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Durham, England

Marquess of Londonderry Statue

A monument with a strange legend involving a horse's tongue.
Sheffield, England

Sheffield Botanical Gardens Bear Pit

In the 19th century, this pit housed a fully grown black bear for the entertainment of visitors. Today there is a sculpture in tribute to the poor creature.
Wortley, England

Wortley Hall

This once private residence is now a popular wedding venue and training center for trade union officers.
York, England

Kings Square Gravestones

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

Cat Statues of York

A century-old tradition has culminated in a small but singular collection of feline effigies.
York, England

The Snickelways of York

This network of narrow, medieval passages has the most delightful name.
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

This sculpture marks the spot where one of the greatest Roman rulers was proclaimed emperor.
York, England

'Printer's Devil'

A Reformation-era fiery figurehead once denoted this location as a print shop.
Leeds, England

The Black Prince

This sculpture of Edward of Woodstock is surrounded by eight Victorian lamp bearers.
Bath, England

Sally Lunn's

This restaurant's specialty is "a major enigma for food historians."
Sheffield, England

The Steelworker Mural

This magnificent mural was created with over 30,000 colored bricks.
Durham, England

Café on the Green

Take afternoon tea in a 17th-century almshouse.
Wentworth, England

Hoober Stand

This folly built to commemorate an aristocratic victory over Catholic rebellion plays tricks on the eye.
Gwynedd, Wales

Snowdon

The highest peak in Wales is said to be the final resting place of a giant killed by King Arthur.
Gwynedd, Wales

Llechwedd Caverns Trampoline Park

A subterranean playground in an abandoned slate mine.
Mellieha, Malta

Popeye Village

An abandoned set from the 1980 film "Popeye," claimed and repurposed as a theme park by creative locals.
Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower Stairs

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto PATH

The largest underground system of its kind runs under one of Canada's largest urban centers.
New York, New York

Grand Central Oyster Bar

This subterranean oyster house has been the pearl of Grand Central Station since 1913.
New York, New York

'The Sphere'

This sculpture by artist Fritz Keonig survived the 9/11 attacks and now stands as a monument to the victims.
New York, New York

The Cross at Ground Zero

Pulled from the rubble of one of the worst modern tragedies, a steel crossbeam became a symbol of hope for New Yorkers.
Pompeii, Italy

The Brothels of Pompeii

Erotic art covers the walls of the largest ancient pleasure palace.
Pompeii, Italy

Stone Phalluses of Pompeii

The walls and streets of the ancient city are peppered with penises.
Pompeii, Italy

Plaster Citizens of Pompeii

The last moments of the ill-fated Pompeiians, frozen forever in plaster.