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Nicosia, Cyprus

Cyprus Buffer Zone

This no man's land slicing through the island is strewn with abandoned relics of another time.
Lefkoşa, Cyprus

Büyük Han

The largest caravanserai in Cyprus also includes amazing examples of Ottoman architecture.
Ouzoud, Morocco

Ouzoud Falls

One of the tallest waterfalls in Africa is also home to a population of monkeys who enjoy the waters and the occasional guest.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Agnete and the Merman

Beneath Denmark's Højbro bridge, a bronze merman and his seven sons forever mourn for the mother and wife who left them for land.
York, England

Lloyds Bank Coprolite

An incredibly well-preserved piece of ninth-century Viking poop.
Nottingham, England

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

The oldest inn in England served brew to the crusaders.
Nottingham, England

The Caves of Nottingham

A labyrinthine underworld of tunnels and caverns hides beneath the city.
Bingen, Germany

Mouse Tower

Legendary site where an evil bishop was devoured by rodents.
Munich, Germany

Lady Bavaria

This massive statue is the personification of Bavaria and the first colossal statue of the modern period composed of bronze.
Munich, Germany

'Sweet Brown Snail'

A giant snail sculpture looking longingly at the German traffic museum.
Florence, Italy

Babae Wine Window

Drink wine handed out through a window as part of an age-old tradition.
Florence, Italy

Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy

The oldest operating pharmacy in the world features 800-year-old recipes.
Paris, France

Pont de la Concorde

This bridge was constructed from the rubble of the infamous Bastille.
Paris, France

Statue Le Rhinoceros

A beautiful Victorian statue shows France's enduring love of the rhinoceros.
Paris, France

'Jeune Éléphant pris au Piège' ('Young Elephant Caught in a Trap')

This emotive sculpture was originally created for the 1878 World's Fair.
Paris, France

Invader Ground Zero

A tribute shrine where the Space Invasion street art movement started.
Paris, France

Maison de Victor Hugo

A museum dedicated to one of Paris’s most famous residents, tucked into a corner of one of the city’s most famous squares.
Puteaux, France

'Le Pouce,' The Giant Thumb Sculpture

César Baldaccini's iconic sculpture of a 40-foot thumb stands tall in La Défense.
Sheffield, England

'Allen the Peregrine Falcon'

This Sheffield sculpture composed of 17,000 Allen keys honors both urban falcons and a furniture icon.
Sheffield, England

Paternoster Lift

One of the last doorless, continuously moving elevators still in use in the U.K.
Sheffield, England

Sheffield Botanical Gardens Bear Pit

In the 19th century, this pit housed a fully grown black bear for the entertainment of visitors. Today there is a sculpture in tribute to the poor creature.
Sheffield, England

Sheffield General Cemetery

Cemetery established by the Victorians as a solution to the overflowing graveyards.
York, England

York Tyburn

After public executions took place at this location, attendants would also attend a local horse race.
York, England

Hob Moor and Plague Stones

When the plague struck York, this stone was used to leave supplies for the sick.