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Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
Durham, England

Sanctuary Knocker

Hundreds of years ago, this lion-shaped door knocker could help a person accused of a crime find temporary safe haven in Durham Cathedral.
Durham, England

Café on the Green

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

Marquess of Londonderry Statue

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

Palace Green Library

This library dates back to the late 17th century and was one of the first public lending libraries in England.
London, England

William Wallace Memorial

A plaque hangs near the execution place of the Scottish Independence leader famously depicted in "Braveheart."
London, England

Postman's Park: Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice

A quiet memorial to those who died saving others in the heart of the City of London.
London, England

Christchurch Greyfriars Church Garden

The ruins of a church destroyed by both the Great Fire of London and the Blitz, now turned into a peaceful garden.
London, England

Scenes from the Frost Fair

Murals of the wild parties once held on the frozen River Thames.
London, England

London Wall

Scattered throughout London are ancient remnants of the city's former bounding wall.
London, England

London Underground Labyrinths

A labyrinth hides in plain sight at each of the city's 270 Tube stations.
London, England

Beauchamp Tower

Graffiti from the 16th and 17th centuries cover the walls of this part of the Tower of London.
London, England

The Tower of London Menagerie

These wire animal sculptures commemorate the exotic inhabitants that once called the Tower of London home.
London, England

Wapping Hydraulic Power Station

This hydraulic power system in London was, at one time, seen as a rival to electricity and the last of its kind to shut down.
London, England

The Ten Bells Pub

Mary Kelly was last seen here before she was murdered by Jack the Ripper.
London, England

Love Locks of East London

Lovers proclaim their unbreakable bond by leaving their names on locks fastened onto the Shoreditch fence in East London.
London, England

Mansion House Square

London's amazing modernist public square that never was.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Armstrong Tunnel

This quarter-mile tunnel under the Bluff in Pittsburgh bends at a 45-degree angle.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Exposition Park Marker

A piece of baseball history is preserved in a Pittsburgh parking lot.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Winter Mausoleum

An imposing pair of sphinxes stand guard outside this Egyptian Revival tomb.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Museum of Childhood

The world’s first museum dedicated to the history of childhood opened in Edinburgh in 1955.
London, England

V&A Museum of Childhood

A museum wholly devoted to juvenescence.
London, England

Traitors' Gate

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

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.