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Edinburgh, Scotland

Wardrop's Court Dragons

A quartet of brightly colored mythical beast stand sentry at this gateway.
Edinburgh, Scotland

15 London Street

Inside this home, the Icelandic national anthem was born.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Medieval Water Pipes

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

Site of the Rewley Road Rail Station

A plaque is all that remains of a lost Oxford transport hub.
Oxford, England

Beaumont Palace Marker

A hidden plaque is the only reminder of the lost palace where two storied English kings were born.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Site of the Porteous Riots

The location of a notorious event that eventually led to a citizen uprising.
Berlin, Germany

Marx and Engels Forum

One of downtown Berlin's last reminders of its Communist past.
Berlin, Germany

Prinzessinnengarten

Berliners converted a bombed-out, disused lot into a community-run urban farm with its own cafe and bar.
Berlin, Germany

Old City Wall of Berlin

The last remnants of a massive medieval wall that once encompassed the city of Berlin.
Berlin, Germany

'The Dance of Death'

At one of Berlin’s oldest churches, visitors can place mosaic tiles to help restore a medieval mural.
Berlin, Germany

The Bebelplatz

The site of the famous Nazi book burning campaign of 1933 remembers its "Night of Shame".
Berlin, Germany

Stadtbahn Viaduct World War II Damage

Reminders of the Battle of Berlin still scar the railway.
Berlin, Germany

Führerbunker Parking Lot

The bunker where Hitler took his own life is hidden under this deliberately ordinary parking lot.
Berlin, Germany

Berlin Story Bunker

This World War II bunker now survives as a documentation of the Nazi regime and war crimes.
Berlin, Germany

Hansa Studios

From Iggy Pop to David Bowie to Nick Cave, this regal music studio has served some of the all time greats.
Berlin, Germany

Denkzeichen Georg Elser

A monument to the man who almost killed Hitler.
Berlin, Germany

Liquidrom

This futuristic German spa allows visitors to float in a pool of salt water while zoning out to underwater techno.
Lalibela, Ethiopia

Bete Giyorgis of Lalibela

An Ethiopian "Jerusalem" featuring a church hewn out of a single rock.
Sydney, Australia

Mortuary Station

A special train service transported Sydney's dead from this station to "Necropolis Receiving Houses" at Rookwood Cemetery.
Sydney, Australia

Waverley Cemetery

A self-funded cemetery with a long list of inhabitants.
Sydney, Australia

Sirius Building

Though considered an eyesore by some, this boxy Brutalist high-rise plays a significant role in Sydney's past.
Sydney, Australia

Australian Monument to the Great Irish Famine

A monument to the 4,114 Irish orphan girls who arrived in Australia between 1848 and 1850.
Berlin, Germany

Freedom Bell

A replica of the Liberty Bell rang daily from West Berlin's City Hall throughout the Cold War.
Berlin, Germany

Prussian National Monument for the Liberation Wars

A towering monument to war, located on a beautifully peaceful hill.