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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.
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
New York, New York

Keith Haring's 'Once Upon a Time' Bathroom Mural

A masterpiece of LGBT art has been restored in what may now be the most valuable restroom in America.
New York, New York

The Gardens at St. Luke in the Fields

A quiet and contemplative oasis in the middle of New York's bustle and riot.
New York, New York

The Ziegfeld Head

The front yard of an Upper East Side town house hides the last fragment of one of New York's most famous theatres.
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.
New York, New York

Gay Liberation

The first piece of public art dedicated to LGBT rights.
New York, New York

Union Square Metronome

The most confusing clock in New York.
New York, New York

William J. Syms Operating Theatre

Once considered the height of medical modernity, this structure is now the oldest remaining component of Roosevelt Hospital.
New York, New York

Spring Street Salt Shed

This simple Manhattan salt house is artfully shaped... well, like a giant granule of salt.
New York, New York

Giant Needle and Button

There must be a pun in this haystack somewhere...
New York, New York

Museum of Sex

A semi-scholarly approach to sex.
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Music Garden

This urban oasis is a marvelous meld of music and landscape architecture.
Toronto, Ontario

The Yorkville Rock

This massive, ancient stone was disassembled and then put back together again.
London, England

Pollock's Toy Museum

A toy store with a century-long history preserves the craftsmanship of playthings of the past.
London, England

Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

In this cobwebbed old operating theater, you can practically hear the screams of the unanesthetized patients.
London, England

Barbican Conservatory

This hidden green space is the city's second largest conservatory.
London, England

London Underground Labyrinths

A labyrinth hides in plain sight at each of the city's 270 Tube stations.
London, England

British Library Treasures Gallery

The library houses an incredible collection of some of the world's most impressive books and manuscripts.
London, England

Church of Notre Dame de France

Colorful murals by Jean Cocteau hide within this peaceful London sanctuary.
London, England

Temple of Mithras

Rebuilt remains of a temple to Roman god Mithras.
London, England

Twinings Tea Shop

A 300-year-old tea shop that brought tea to the English people, not to mention the Queen herself.
London, England

Cecil Court

A charming 17th-century alley lined with secondhand bookstores and antiquarian shops.