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London, England

Scenes from the Frost Fair

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

Replica of the Golden Hinde

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

The Ferryman's Seat

The last remaining example of the boatmen's perches that once dotted the south bank of the Thames.
London, England

The Clink Prison Museum

An incarceration museum on the spot of possibly the oldest prison in England.
Nashville, Tennessee

Bridgestone Arena Smilodon Bones

These fossilized remains of an ancient saber-toothed cat inspired the mascot of Nashville's NHL team.
Wall Township, New Jersey

Marconi American Wireless Company Tower

A piece of telecommunications history.
Baywood-Los Osos, California

El Moro Elfin Forest Natural Area

Home to a forest of whimsical pygmy Coast live oak.
Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Cannonball House

This cannonball embedded in the side of an Edinburgh house once served a surprisingly pedestrian purpose.
London, England

Trafalgar Square Imperial Measurements

These official units of measurement—including chains and perches—lie hidden beneath tourists' feet in a popular London hub.
London, England

The Fourth Plinth

Originally meant to hold a statue of King William IV, this support sat empty for years. Today, it hosts a rotating cast of public artwork.
London, England

Benjamin Franklin House

One of America's founding fathers lived in this London lodging between 1757 and 1775.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Medieval Water Pipes

These wooden pipes were crucial to providing water to Medieval Edinburgh.
London, England

Remains of the Old London Bridge

Only a few pieces remain of the structure that carried people and goods across the Thames for some 600 years.
London, England

Pudding Lane

The Great Fire of London and the regulation of one-way streets both started in this alley.
London, England

Giants of St. Dunstan-in-the-West

A pair of club-wielding guardians stand watch over London's first public clock to feature a minute hand.
Cleveland, Ohio

World's Largest Rubber Stamp

Cleveland's giant "free" stamp is a nod to the Civil War, but was misinterpreted for years.
Cleveland, Ohio

Jesse Owens Statue

A bronze monument to Cleveland's favorite, fastest son.
Nashville, Tennessee

President James K. Polk's Tomb

The grave of America's 11th president is not in some grand monument but instead it's hidden away on the grounds of the Tennessee Capital.
Adams, Tennessee

The Bell Witch Cave

Home of an evil witch famous within southern folklore.
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

This replica of the Greek structure is in the heart of Nashville.
Nashville, Tennessee

Downtown Presbyterian Church

Victorian-era Egyptomania left its mark on this Nashville landmark.
Nashville, Tennessee

Ryman Alley

The alley connecting two of country music’s most historic venues has a rich history of its own.
Columbus, Ohio

Scioto Lounge Deer Sculptures

Three bronze deer sculptures relax along the Scioto Mile.