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Washington, D.C.

Peacock Room

This stunning blue and gold room changed cities twice before becoming part of the Smithsonian.
Rome, Italy

Ludus Magnus

The ruins of the largest gladiatorial school in Rome are largely hidden under modern streets.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Gable Stones

In the days before house numbers, these colorful signs held clues about various buildings' purposes.
Putrajaya, Malaysia

Masjid Putra (Putra Mosque)

Next to the Malaysian Prime Minister’s office stands this rose-colored mosque.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.
London, England

'Merry-Go-Round' Painting

A haunting painting meant to capture the calamity of World War I.
London, England

Replica of the Golden Hinde

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

Masonic Lodge of the Andaz Hotel

Hidden behind a wall for decades, this masonic lodge was only rediscovered during renovations.
Vienna, Austria

Stock im Eisen Nail Tree

Legends surround an ancient tree trunk riddled with nails for good luck.
Singapore

Keramat Bukit Kasita

This royal shrine and cemetery is hidden amidst modern public housing.
Cambridge, England

Garret Hostel Bridge

Named after a lodging site that existed nearby, a bridge has existed at this location since 1455.
London, England

Pudding Lane

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

Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Theng

The confluence of modernist and traditional architecture in this religious complex reflects the history of both the living and the dead being uprooted, displaced, and rehoused.
York, England

'Constantine the Great'

This sculpture marks the spot where one of the greatest Roman rulers was proclaimed emperor.
Singapore, Singapore

Shuang Long Shan Cemetery

The last remaining Hakka cemetery in Singapore.
Paris, France

Paris Space Invaders

The video game-themed street art first popped up in the French city.
Singapore, Singapore

Merlion

This statue once earned the distinction as one of the "Three Major Disappointments of the World."
Singapore, Singapore

Fountain of Wealth

This fountain was once heralded as the largest in the world.
Singapore, Singapore

Sri Mariamman Temple

Singapore's oldest Hindu temple.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Queen Mary's Bath House

The building where Queen Mary of Scotland was said to have bathed in white wine.
London, England

'The Ambassadors'

A mysterious shape catches the eye in this 16th-century painting.
Singapore

Southernmost Point of Continental Asia

Across this single-file rope bridge is what has been claimed to be the edge of continental Asia.
Glasgow, Scotland

Kelvingrove Pipe Organ

Inside this art museum resides one of Glasgow's most famous musical instruments.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Meadows Mural

An artistic interpretation of the history of a Scottish park, combining poetry with anthropomorphic animals.