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Saint Paul, Minnesota

First National Bank Building Skyway

Built in 1931, this small passageway is believed to be the first modern skyway.
Leeds, England

Horned Helmet Of Henry VIII

The bizarre headgear looks like it was made for a fool, not a king.
London, England

Monument to the Great Fire of London

The commemorative stone column conceals a secret laboratory.
Paris, France

Centre Pompidou

An "inside out" building in the historical center of Paris, featuring Europe’s largest modern art museum.
West Palm Beach, Florida

Hurricane of 1928 Mass Burial Site

This mass grave for Black and other victims of a massive hurricane remained hidden until 1991.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Regent Bridge

A roadway designed for a visiting monarch.
La Orotava, Spain

Roque Cinchado

This unique rock formation is quite the local celebrity, although one day it may come crashing down.
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Amatller

This home designed for chocolate magnate Antoni Amatller is an exquisite treasure-box of Catalan Modernism.
Warsop, England

Parliament Oak

English parliaments were once convened by this ancient oak tree in the heart of Sherwood Forest.
Whitby, England

Clarence the Crocodile

The much-beloved mascot of a local museum.
Salamanca, Spain

Casa de las Conchas

The facade of this 16th-century building is decorated with carvings of 300 seashells.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain.
Chapel-le-Dale, England

Ribblehead Viaduct

This incredible viaduct was part of the Victorian railway boom and helped the Midland Railway navigate tough terrain.
Chesterfield, England

George Stephenson Statue

One of the town's most famous residents, holding one of his most famous creations.
Whitby, England

199 Steps Coffin Benches

These planks were originally installed to hold the dead.
Whitby, England

Whitby Horse Mounting Blocks

These carved, weathered stones once gave mail carriers and pub goers a leg up.
Sausalito, California

Gates Co-op Houseboat Community

A living time capsule of the 1960s Richardson Bay water-front.
Bristol, England

Vale Street

England's steepest street has such a drastic incline that locals tie their parked cars to lampposts when it gets icy.
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Peace Lines

These barriers stand as stark reminders of Northern Ireland's troubled past.
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Van Gogh Bicycle Path

Inspired by "The Starry Night" this Dutch bike path turns into a glowing work of art each night.
York, England

Baile Hill

The little-known second castle that William the Conqueror built in York.
Ashford in the Water, England

Sheepwash Pen and Lambs' Bank

This unique creation was used to house and wash sheep prior to shearing.
Rome, Italy

Arch of Dolabella

This small Roman arch was transformed into a dwelling by the founder of the Trinitarian Order.
Foxton, England

Foxton Locks

The longest and steepest staircase locks in the United Kingdom.