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The wire at 56th Street and 11th Avenue.
New York, New York

The Manhattan Eruv

This nearly invisible wire transforms much of the city into one big, symbolic home on the holy day.
40.7954, -73.9439
REACH: New York
New York, New York

REACH: New York

Hidden in plain sight on a pair of Manhattan subway tunnels are a pair of public instruments that sing to each other.
40.7504, -73.9876
Detail of the Tiffany-designed elevators. Economical cast iron, not bronze!
New York, New York

The Woolworth Building

Once the tallest building in the world and the site of "the highest dinner ever held in New York" holds the most expensive penthouse in the city.
40.7125, -74.0083
New York, New York

5 Beekman Street

This beautiful building in the heart of Manhattan's Financial District was empty for decades.
40.7114, -74.0067
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
Paley Park in the Winter
New York, New York

Paley Park

A small peaceful park and waterfall tucked amid the urban grind of Midtown Manhattan.
40.7603, -73.9751
Dragon Bridge in Da Nang
Hòa Thuận Đông, Vietnam

Fire-Breathing Dragon Bridge

This bridge is embedded with a giant steel dragon that breathes fire from its mouth.
16.0516, 108.2149
This is what Myopic books looks like.
Chicago, Illinois

Myopic Books

A Bibliophile's Dream.
41.9099, -87.6769
Chicago, Illinois

Coyote Building

One of the last functioning antique elevators in Chicago.
41.9106, -87.6781
The newly restored Tiffany Dome.
Chicago, Illinois

Tiffany Dome

A massive thing of wonder, this stained-glass masterpiece is thought to be the largest Tiffany dome in existence.
41.8837, -87.6250
Tin Man at Oz Park.
Chicago, Illinois

Oz Park

This Oz-themed public park had a wonderful impact on the surrounding neighborhood.
41.9209, -87.6457
Ernie Harwell Park
Detroit, Michigan

Ernie Harwell Park

This public baseball field is a beloved remainder from of one of the most historic stadiums in the country.
42.3314, -83.0669
GAR Building.
Detroit, Michigan

Grand Army of the Republic Building

Detroit’s downtown castle is one of the oldest structures in the city.
42.3350, -83.0549
Detroit, Michigan

The Caryatids of Book Tower

38-story baroque tower reflecting Detroit's rise, fall, and possible rise again.
42.3335, -83.0514
Detroit, Michigan

Packard Automotive Plant

The concrete shell of an industry giant remains as a playground for graffiti artists, auto scrappers, and paintball warriors.
42.3796, -83.0290
Detroit, Michigan

Michigan Central Station

A Beaux-Arts triumph temporarily saved from demolition, but with an uncertain future.
42.3287, -83.0775
Detroit, Michigan

Michigan Theatre

Opulent downtown movie theater now houses cars as an indoor parking garage.
42.3345, -83.0531
Detroit, Michigan

Giant Boxing Arm of Joe Louis

Controversial tribute to the heavyweight champion boxer who grew up in Detroit.
42.3287, -83.0445
Hammering Man close-up
Seattle, Washington

Hammering Man

This working class sculpture pounds his hammer all the livelong day.
47.6070, -122.3381
Chicago, Illinois

World Artifacts on the Tribune Tower Walls

Fragments of architectural wonders from around the globe are embedded in the newspaper building's walls.
41.8904, -87.6237
1810s English Rotunda, Thorne Miniature Rooms
Chicago, Illinois

Thorne Miniature Rooms

Each of these gorgeous, intricately decorated rooms is painstakingly crafted to the scale of 1 inch: 1 foot.
41.8796, -87.6237
Naples, Italy

The Anatomical Machines of Cappella Sansevero

These "anatomical machines" are only one of the many strange items in this Italian crypt.
40.8492, 14.2548
Dance of Death Bridge
Lucerne, Switzerland

Dance of Death Bridge

This historic covered bridge contains a series of macabre paintings that communicate one thing: everyone dies.
47.0520, 8.3018
"Pusher Street" in 2007, after eviction of the hash stands. A "no photo sign" remains. The hash stands have since returned. (Wikimedia Commons)
Copenhagen, Denmark

Freetown Christiania

Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street.
55.6735, 12.5958