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Bemidji, Minnesota

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji

These crudely shaped folk giants may be the the second most photographed statues in the U.S.
England

Stanage Edge

This iconic Peak District ridge was once one of the busiest roads in medieval Britain.
Sheffield City Centre, England

1 O'Clock Time Signal

The once-a-day siren is a reminder of the days before time was standardized.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brickmania GHQ

The Real LegoLand.
Dunbar, Scotland

'The Fishermen's Monument'

This 19th-century monument served an important purpose for fishermen thanks to its built-in barometer.
Shropshire, England

The Shropshire Mammoth

A replica of one of the most complete mammoth skeletons discovered in England.
Lydbury North, England

Bury Ditches

This Iron Age hill fort remained hidden until a series of storms revealed its history.
Shropshire, England

Three Tuns Brewery

The oldest working Brewery in Britain.
Stokesay, England

Stokesay Castle

A 13th-century fortified manor house that was once sieged during the English Civil War.
Houghton le Spring, England

Penshaw Monument

The nearly 200-year-old folly has a secret spiral staircase hidden in one of its pillars.
Hucknall, England

Hucknall Miners Memorial

This imaginative sculpture is a memorial to this town's former mining industry.
Nottinghamshire, England

Queen's Sconce

A well preserved remnant of the English Civil War.
Lautertal (Odenwald), Germany

Felsenmeer Lauteral

This natural "sea of stones" was once used by the Romans as a quarry.
Pleasley, England

Pleasley Pit

This park and coal mine heritage site is home to two of the last steam winding engines in the UK.
Mansfield, England

The Golden Hand Sculpture

Constructed 20 years ago, this sculpture is slowly fading to the hands of time.
Madrid, Spain

The Lady of Elche

An iconic and controversial ancient Iberian funerary urn with a hauntingly penetrating gaze.
Oviedo, Spain

Portada de la Antigua Iglesia de San Isidoro (Arch of the Old Church of San Isidoro)

The surviving remnants of a destroyed medieval church now stand in a public park.
Aberystwyth, Wales

University of Aberystwyth Old College

A real-life Professor Snape once taught in this Welsh university building, which students of course nicknamed “Hogwarts.”
London, England

Tower Bridge Chimney

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

Normanton Church

The sanctuary seems to either float atop the water or sink into the dirt, depending on the water level.
Arnside, England

Arnside Bore

This rare aquatic phenomenon is one of the more accessible tidal bores in Morecambe Bay.
Charleroi, Belgium

Bois du Cazier

This former coal mine, now a fascinating museum, was the site of Belgium's worst mining disaster.
Eindhoven, Netherlands

The DAF Museum

Walk through the history of a Dutch truck manufacturer, from 1928 to today.
Damme, Belgium

Damme Canal

Also known as Napolean's Canal, this waterway was created on the orders of the general, and construction was interrupted by Waterloo.