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Singapore

Bronze Bathers

The most playful of the life-sized statues that make up Singapore's "People of the River."
1.2869, 103.8495
Abang, Indonesia

Tirta Gangga Water Palace

Sacred waters rescued from the wrath of a volcano.
-8.3920, 115.6018
Water puppet show
Hanoi, Vietnam

Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre

Home of the unusual art of water puppetry, one of Vietnam's oldest curiosities.
21.0317, 105.8531
Xuân Trạch, Vietnam

Hang Son Doong

World's largest cave was only discovered in 1991, and now offers tours to the public.
17.5372, 106.1513
Tequendama Falls Museum
San Antonio del Tequendama, Colombia

Tequendama Falls Museum

This picturesque mansion has gone from opulent ruin to nature museum.
4.6167, -74.3500
New York, New York

Day & Meyer, Murray & Young

Storage warehouse of the rich and famous.
40.7621, -73.9631
The kiosk.
New York, New York

Queensboro Trolley Kiosk

A forgotten relic from New York's bygone trolley system hides in plain sight under a bridge.
40.7608, -73.9644
Spring Street Salt Shed
New York, New York

Spring Street Salt Shed

This simple Manhattan salt house is artfully shaped... well, like a giant granule of salt.
40.7260, -74.0101
They seem to be trying to get to the "portholes"
New York, New York

Graybar Rats

Rat sculptures try to infiltrate the Graybar Building in an architectural tribute to New York City's nautical history.
40.7527, -73.9759
New York, New York

Relics of the IRT 14th Street-Union Square Subway Local Platform

Red frames showcase remnants of one of New York's original subway stations.
40.7357, -73.9905
New York, New York

Rose Hill Historic House

The origins of midtown Manhattan's anachronistic wooden farmhouse remain a mystery.
40.7429, -73.9800
Chuck Close's mosaic portrait of his wife, Sienna Shields
New York, New York

Second Avenue Subway Art

Beautiful mosaics cover the first stations opened on New York City's newest subway line.
40.7843, -73.9482
New York, New York

767 Third Avenue

A Manhattan office building is home to the world's largest chess board.
40.7542, -73.9714
Maya Hayuk
New York, New York

Houston Bowery Art Wall

This wall on a street corner in Lower Manhattan has been a blank canvas for a rotation of renowned artists since the 1980s.
40.7245, -73.9932
New York, New York

Wall Street Bombing Scars

Unrepaired walls from a 1920 anarchist bomb attack.
40.7068, -74.0109
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Museum
New York, New York

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Museum

The rough and tumble president's childhood home displays the shirt he was once shot in and the speech that saved him.
40.7388, -73.9889
The Peace Fountain
New York, New York

The Peace Fountain at Cathedral of St. John the Divine

A curious fountain that has no water and includes Satan, a crab, and 9 giraffes.
40.8039, -73.9632
The wooden escalators at Macy's are almost 100 years old.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
40.7508, -73.9895
The Nostalgia Train, a.k.a. the Shoppers Special.
New York, New York

Holiday Nostalgia Train

Once a year a vintage subway train runs from Manhattan to Queens, with a detour through the 20th century.
40.7239, -73.9913
The Daily News Building Globe
New York, New York

The Daily News Building Globe

Spinning silently in the lobby of an Art Deco masterwork is a massive vintage model of the Earth.
40.7499, -73.9732
The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park
New York, New York

The Hidden Holocaust Memorial of Madison Park

A Manhattan courthouse hides a small but scathing memorial to Holocaust injustice.
40.7422, -73.9866
Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery
New York, New York

Yonah Schimmel's Knish Bakery

Love, knishes, and best wishes from this legendary Lower East Side bakery.
40.7231, -73.9901
(WikiCommons)
New York, New York

Strawberry Fields Memorial

Central Park mosaic dedicated to John Lennon, groomed for years by a Beatles super-fan.
40.7756, -73.9747
The neon sign as it was represented on Seinfeld.
New York, New York

Tom's Restaurant

The "Seinfeld" diner.
40.8055, -73.9652