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Athens, Greece

Anafiotika

The Cycladic architecture makes this Athens neighborhood feel like an island paradise hidden in the shadow of the Acropolis.
Athens, Greece

Zappeion

A man's head is enshrined beneath a statue near the first building constructed for the modern Olympic Games.
Athens, Greece

Petraki Monastery

The oldest standing Byzantine church in Athens is tucked within a monastery in the middle of an upscale shopping district.
Zagreb, Croatia

Zrinjevac Meteorological Column

This 135-year-old weather station studied the effects of the climate on human health.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Albert Memorial Clock

This massive monument has been telling the time for 150 years—at a slight angle.
Athens, Greece

Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris (Saint Demetrius the Bombardier)

A Byzantine-era church hidden in a wooded area below the Acropolis.
Athens, Greece

Fethiye Mosque

This historic structure has been used as a mosque, a barracks, a prison, a school, and a bakery.
Bushmills, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Railway

This tiny train shuttles passengers to one of Northern Ireland's most spectacular sights.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Church of Our Saviour

Climb to the top of its spiral spire for spectacular views of Copenhagen.
Dublin, Ireland

The Irish Elk Collection

These gigantic skeletons tower over visitors and provide insight into the creatures that once ruled over Ireland.
London, England

PsychoBarn

A traditional American farmhouse plopped in the middle of a Piccadilly courtyard.
London, England

Tower Bridge Chimney

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

Trafalgar Square Imperial Measurements

These official units of measurement lie hidden beneath tourists' feet in a popular London hub.
London, England

Black Cats of Carreras Cigarette Factory

Black cat statues guard this temple-like Egyptian revival factory.
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

K2 Telephone Boxes

The wooden telephone box tucked away in London's Piccadilly was the original prototype of the iconic kiosk.
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

This one has sailed five times as far as Sir Francis Drake's famous ship.
London, England

Houseboats of Regents Canal

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

Kryptonite

Why Superman will never visit London's Natural History Museum.
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

Public Standards of Length

19th-century scientists would make the pilgrimage here to verify the precision of their measuring sticks.
London, England

Peter Pan Statue

A statue marks the exact spot where The Boy Who Never Grows Up made his first literary appearance.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

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