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Birmingham, England

Library of Birmingham

The largest public library in the United Kingdom was designed to reflect the industrial and artistic history of the city where it stands.
Rabil, Cabo Verde

Ruins of Fabrica de Chave

The old ceramics factory on Boa Vista shows the power drifting sand has to destroy buildings.
Cape Verde

Curral Velho

Once a bustling fishing village and trading post, today these Cape Verde ruins provide a home only for seabirds and turtles.
Rabil, Cape Verde

Viana Desert

Rolling sand dunes of the Sahara... in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Sheffield, England

Riverside Pub Mural

Located behind the Riverside Pub is a nautical fantasy from one of the area's renowned street artists.
Tallinn, Estonia

Saint Olaf's Church

During the Soviet era, the spire of this longstanding church was used as a radio transmission tower.
Tallinn, Estonia

Kopli Cemetery Park

Thousands of graves lurk below the surface of this park.
Tallinn, Estonia

Kalamaja Cemetery Park

This 16th-century cemetery became a recreational park during the Soviet occupation—today it's a little bit of both.
Tallinn, Estonia

Charles Leroux Memorial

Dedicated to the untimely death of American balloonist and parachutist.
Tallinn, Estonia

Estonian Open Air Museum

A massive tribute to Estonian history and culture.
Morecambe, England

Eric Morecambe Statue

Dedicated to the legendary comedian Eric Morecambe depicting his iconic "Bring Me Sunshine" stance.
London, England

Pudding Lane

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

Goathland Station

Harry Potter’s Hogsmeade Station is also a charming blast from the past situated in North Yorkshire.
Capernwray, England

Capernwray Dive Centre

Planes, helicopters, and a shipwreck are underwater in this former limestone quarry.
Nether Kellet, England

Dunald Mill Limestone Quarry

This abandoned limestone quarry now provides visitors with multiple, breathtaking viewpoints.
Thessaloniki, Greece

The Ruins of Rentina

These ruins in Volvi were once at the intersection of the Eastern and Western Worlds.
Tallinn, Estonia

St Catherine's Passage

A medieval setting reimagined into a unique art alley.
Helsinki, Finland

Lyhdynkantajat (The Lantern Bearers)

These enormous, stern-faced statues greet visitors with lanterns, and sometimes costumes.
Tallinn, Estonia

KuKu Club

An underground nightclub helped spark a "Singing Revolution."
Tallinn, Estonia

Ichthus Art Gallery

A secluded art gallery hidden within the cellars beneath Tallinn’s medieval monastery.
Tallinn, Estonia

Hellemann Tower and City Walls

Walk along the medieval fortifications that have been protecting Tallinn since the 14th century.
Tallinn, Estonia

Kadriorg Palace

A spectacular Petrine Baroque summer palace commissioned for Catherine I by Peter the Great.
Tallinn, Estonia

Maarjamäe Memorial Complex

This striking memorial is one of Estonia’s most controversial Soviet leftovers.
Helsinki, Finland

Bad Bad Boy

This endearingly discomfited urinating statue commemorates the sneaky pees had by us all.