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Krakow, Poland

Nowa Huta

This sprawling concrete suburb of Kraków was designed by the Soviet Union as the model proletarian city.
London, England

Mount Street Gardens

Tucked away behind the mansions of Mayfair, this picturesque garden is a hidden London treasure with a spooky past.
London, England

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Historic cuisine meets fine dining in a hotel-restaurant overlooking Hyde Park.
London, England

Tower of London Barbary Lion Skulls

The bones of two medieval royal lions were discovered at the historic fortress.
London, England

Mary Anning's Plesiosaur

This marine reptile was discovered by one of the 19th century's greatest fossil hunters.
London, England

Alfred Russel Wallace Statue

A tribute to an explorer and naturalist often overlooked by history.
London, England

Darwin Centre Spirit Collection

Repository for more than 22 million pickled specimens.
London, England

Chi-Chi the Giant Panda

The beloved beast's taxidermy remains sit in the Natural History Museum's cafe.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
London, England

Wellington Arch

Once designed as the entrance to Buckingham Palace, this structure was later relocated and stands as a victory arch.
Il-Birgu, Malta

Prison in Fort Saint Angelo

This almost-forgotten underground dungeon housed several convicts over the years, including Caravaggio.
Valletta, Malta

Casa Rocca Piccola

Dynastic Home of the De Piro Family.
Valletta, Malta

Church of St. Paul's Shipwreck

This church is named for one of the most dramatic tales in the early Christian church.
Valletta, Malta

St. John’s Co-Cathedral Skeleton Tombstones

The floor of this spectacular Baroque sanctuary is covered in memento mori.
Mosta, Malta

Rotunda of Mosta

This spectacular dome managed to survive after being bombed in World War II, in an event known as the "Miracle of Mosta."
Rabat, Malta

Santa Marija Tal-Virtù Chapel

Abandoned Roman Catholic chapel abused by Satanists before being restored.
Rabat, Malta

St. Cataldus Catacombs

Overshadowed by other, more famous Maltese catacombs, this ancient burial chamber has one of the best examples of a ritual agape table.
Rabat, Malta

Domvs Romana

The remains of a 1st-century aristocratic Roman town house featuring beautiful well-preserved mosaics.
Mdina, Malta

Casa Gourgion

This unique building in the main square stands out among the city's typically Baroque architecture.
Blackpool, England

High Tide Organ

This sculpture is an instrument played by the swell of the seas.
Gateshead, England

The Angel of the North

Huge winged monument in the United Kingdom.
Holy Island of Lindisfarne, England

Lindisfarne, the Holy Island

This tidal island, a sacred site in early English Christianity, was the target of a notable Viking invasion.
Laneshawbridge, England

The Atom Panopticon

This round structure dotted with portals is one of several pieces scattered throughout Lancashire.
Cumbria, England

Ravenglass Roman Bath House

These Roman ruins in England’s Lake District are 2,000 years old, but look pretty good for their age.