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Minsk, Belarus

Isle of Tears

A beautiful and moving memorial set on a little island in the middle of the river in Minsk.
Lahoisk District, Belarus

Khatyn Memorial Complex

A symbolic graveyard for the villages that perished during the Nazi invasion of Belarus.
Minsk, Belarus

Lee Harvey Oswald's Apartment in Minsk

The apartment building where JFK's assassin lived after defecting to the Soviet Union.
Minski rajon, Belarus

The Stalin Line

Remains of the old fortification along the Western border of the USSR, now an elaborate defense museum.
Minsk, Belarus

National Library of Belarus

Glowing orb in Minsk houses 8,600,000 items.
Smaliavicki rajon, Belarus

Mound of Glory

A striking Soviet memorial commemorates the liberation of Belarus from the Nazis.
Minsk, Belarus

Minsk KFC

Remnants of the city's Soviet history hover over this modern fast-food outlet.
Brest, Belarus

Statue Of Lenin

Nearly three decades since the fall of the Soviet Union, the hero of the USSR still stands over Belarus.
Brest, Belarus

Brest Railway museum

Dozens of Soviet-era trains and carriages fill this outdoor museum.
Brest, Belarus

Museum of Confiscated Art

A small museum in this border city displays the contraband art that has been stolen back from smugglers.
Brest, Belarus

Brest Hero-Fortress

Thanks to its heroic service during WWII this Soviet castle has been turned into a monument towered over by a brutalist titan.
London, England

The King's Cross Ice Well

A subterranean ice warehouse that has lain hidden beneath central London for over a century is now open to the public.
Cornwall, England

The Eden Project

The largest greenhouse in the world is home to over one million types of plants.
Glasgow, Scotland

Duke of Wellington Statue

This stately monument has been wearing a traffic cone hat for decades much to the delight of the locals.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Charlotte Square

This city square dates back to the Scottish Enlightenment and was home to some of Scotland's brightest minds.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Jacob's Ladder

This obscure walkway links Edinburgh’s Old Town with one of the city's prime vantage points.
Edinburgh, Scotland

'Center of Edinburgh' Bollard

This mundane post marks the old location of the city's main postal hub.
Dorset, England

Tyneham Ghost Village

In 1943 the British military took control of this village, telling residents they had to leave temporarily. The villagers were never allowed to return.
Rye, England

Ypres Tower

Also known as Rye Castle, this 13th-century fortification later became a prison and held one of Rye's most famous criminals.
Margate, England

Margate Shell Grotto

Grotto replete with mystical designs laid out in glued shell mosaics.
Rye, England

The Mermaid Inn

This centuries-old hotel hides a network of secret cellars and passages once used by smugglers.
Cerne Abbas, England

The Cerne Abbas Giant

Giant naked man on a hillside.
Liverpool, England

Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse

This aging storage facility is the world's largest brick warehouse.
Liverpool, England

Strawberry Field

The quiet field that inspired one of the most famous songs of all time.