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Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

Even Midtown Manhattan Has Its Secrets
Can you hear it?
The beautifully tiled Art Deco tunnel hidden underneath 34th street.
Known as a "Zip Tube" this carries the book requests down to the stacks many floors below.
The secret entrance to the Knickerbocker Hotel (detail)
Grimy, smokey patch left behind after cleaning

Even Midtown Manhattan Has Its Secrets

There are treasures hidden in plain sight in America's most commercial neighborhood.


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8 Cool Shops in Paris
Le Bachelor takes a break while arranging new merchandise at Sape & Co
Jacques Noël
LaBeL RéCuP' store front.
Shakespeare And Company bookshop situated at 37 rue de la Bûcherie, in the 5th arrondissement.
Paris Bird Market

8 Cool Shops in Paris

Wonderfully unique stores to visit in the City of Lights.


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9 Cool Shops in London
Twinings tea shop on the Strand.
The Old Curiosity Shop
The Burlington Arcade Beadles
Lock & Co.
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

9 Cool Shops in London

Wonderfully unique stores to visit in the English capital.


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7 Cool Shops in Chicago
Shop window of Merz Apothecary.
Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities
This is what Myopic books looks like.
The exterior of the new store

7 Cool Shops in Chicago

Wonderfully unique stores to visit in the Second City.


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11 Homes Transformed Into Amazing Mosaics
(Flickr/andreakw)
La Maison Picassiette
The bathroom
Some of the decorations include broken crockery that have been priced back together
Mosaics stretching across every wall of the house

11 Homes Transformed Into Amazing Mosaics

If you own your property, why not bedazzle it?


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12 Places in Europe That Will Inspire Wanderlust
East Highgate
Catacombes de Paris.
Shopping paradise.
Tivoli carousel.

12 Places in Europe That Will Inspire Wanderlust

These unique European destinations are the places our readers said they most want to visit.


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