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Alcatraz from the Bay 2012
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
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John Snow Memorial Pump and the John Snow Pub
London, England

Broad Street Cholera Pump

The John Snow Memorial marks the epicenter of London's 1854 cholera epidemic.
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'The Queen' replica on display.
Windsor, England

'The Queen' Locomotive

A replica of the steam engine that hauled Queen Victoria's Royal Train is on display at Windsor.
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London, England

The Soho Square Hut

The Tudor-style cottage in the middle of the square is not quite what it seems.
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Weavers Field
London, England

Weaver's Field

This lush area was the site of extensive enemy bombing during WWII.
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Queen Charlotte Street.
Windsor, England

Queen Charlotte Street

At just 51 feet and 10 inches long, it's the shortest street in England.
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London, England

Town Hall Hotel

You will not be able to miss this building.
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Lawnswood Cemetery.
Leeds, England

Lawnswood Cemetery

This Victorian graveyard in Leeds is a macabre collection of beautiful tombs and memorials.
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The Tea Building
London, England

Tea Building

A building that survived WWII, possibly on the virtue of its name alone.
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Remains of the Royal Suspension Chain Pier
Brighton, England

Remains of the Royal Suspension Chain Pier

Half-drowned wooden stumps and stone blocks are all that remain of a Victorian landing that was destroyed by storms.
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Vestibule.
London, England

St. Leonard Church of Shoreditch

Historic church where a number of Shakespeare's actors are buried.
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Golden Boy of Pye Corner
London, England

The Golden Boy at Pye Corner

A portly statue of a golden boy commemorates an unusual cause of the Great Fire of London: the sin of gluttony.
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Oxford, England

The Sheldonian Theatre

A theatre built to house the rowdy Oxford graduation ceremonies became the stage for a debate about God's existence.
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Shoreditch Town Hall Facade
London, England

Shoreditch Town Hall

A recently restored Shoreditch landmark with ties to Jack the Ripper.
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Grasshopper.
London, England

Signs of Old Lombard Street

The last four extravagant street signs of London's historic banking street.
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West Pier
Brighton, England

West Pier

The rotting skeleton of a shoreside fun fair that was destroyed by fire and storms still haunts the Brighton ocean view.
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Outside the Great Ormond Street Hospital.
London, England

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Children's hospital in London that operates on royalties received from Peter Pan, which J.M. Barrie signed over in 1929.
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The Shambles.
York, England

Shambles of York

Follow the original medieval paths that wind through this intriguing section of the city.
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Skateboard Graveyard
London, England

Hungerford Footbridge Skateboard Graveyard

The broken skateboards that became a poignant memorial to a murdered skater.
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Two Princes Staircase in the White Tower.
London, England

Two Princes Staircase

Richard III supposedly disposed of his nephews' bodies here in an effort to seal his claim to the throne.
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Two of the ravens at the Tower of London.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
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London, England

Polly at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

The taxidermied remains of a once-great parrot.
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The restaurant's exterior.
London, England

Tramshed

This restaurant offer just two choices: steak or chicken.
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Aldgate Pump.
London, England

Aldgate Pump

This pump on the bad side of Victorian London betrayed a horrifying revelation about the water supply.
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