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Dec 08–Dec 14, 2017
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New York, New York
Vintage Massimo Vignelli Subway Map
There's a piece of New York City transportation history hidden in plain sight at a Manhattan subway stop.
Added by Ashawnta
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Music Tree
A hurricane-stricken oak tree has been reborn as beautiful a chainsaw artwork.
Added by J Ginsberg
Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver
The collection of signage remembers the midcentury pushback against the new neon light.
Added by Ashawnta
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Phoenix Bat Cave
Thousands of Mexican Free-Tailed Bats soar around an abandoned storm drain at sunset each summer.
Added by hashby19
Telliskivi Creative City
Estonia's largest creative city is a vibrant bohemian hub located within a former industrial complex.
Added by herlentkrik
For as Much as We Know About the World, There Are Still Dark Spots on the Map
A new atlas aims to surprise.
October 16, 2017
The Flodden Wall
Remnants of the 16th-century defensive wall still stand unassumingly within Edinburgh.
Added by laurenreid
New Orleans Has Been Using the Same Technology to Drain the City Since the 1910s
The Wood screw pumps are mechanical marvels, but the turbines that power them are another story.
October 06, 2017
How to Build an Unsettlingly Real Apocalyptic Landscape
One artist’s stark, brutalist, dystopian vision of the future.
October 03, 2017
The slender brass strip in Prague's Old Town Square was used to tell time from 1652 to 1918.
Added by gretchenmora
Mapping Antwerp's Last 'Invisible Route'
One man tried to find a surveillance camera-free path through his city, and it wasn't easy.
October 02, 2017
Found: An Iraqi City, Established by Alexander the Great and Forgotten for Millennia
Satellite and drone photos clued archaeologists to its existence.
September 25, 2017
The Little Museum of Dublin
More than 5,000 artifacts donated by the people of the city, plus a room entirely devoted to the band U2.
Added by bjsluus
This unacceptably tall building was the real reason for Washington, D.C.'s skyscraper ban.
Added by Elliot Carter
The Drying Green
The old tradition of drying laundry on poles in the public green is still guaranteed by Glasgow city law.
Added by duncanchappell
Signs of Old Lombard Street
The last four extravagant street signs of London's historic banking street.
Added by vrobbins
River Tyburn Conduit
A plaque marks the underground site of one of London's "lost rivers."
Added by AmunyAnkhesenra
Found: Underwater Ruins Hidden off the Coast of Tunisia
The city of Neapolis was destroyed by a tsunami in 365 A.D.
September 01, 2017
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