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Washington, D.C.

Carousel on the National Mall

Washington's iconic carousel has a nice piece of Civil Rights history.
Washington, D.C.

Man Controlling Trade

A muscular Art Deco monument represents the struggle between regulators and unbridled markets.
Washington, D.C.

Kilroy Was Here

There’s a hidden military meme engraved on the World War II Memorial.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

A layered tribute to the work of mosaicist Isaiah Zagar.
Jerusalem, Israel

National Library of Israel's Hidden "Stalag" Collection

Hidden out of public view in the National Library of Israel is a collection of "Stalag's," 1960s Nazi themed porno paperbacks written and consumed by Israelis.
East Jerusalem, Israel

Immovable Ladder on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

A "miracle" that seems to produce more holy fistfights then holy revelations.
Jerusalem, Israel

Water Sculptures

Two innocuous monuments found in separate locations attempt to unite a city.
Jerusalem, Israel

President's Room

On holy holidays, Israel's second president used this room atop Mount Zion as a refuge to read the Torah.
Jerusalem, Israel

Christ Church in Jerusalem

Oldest Protestant church in the Middle East, designed to resemble a synagogue.
Jerusalem, Israel

Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem

The only quarter of the Old City not dedicated to a major world religion.
Jerusalem, Israel

Ades Synagogue

This "Jewish Sistine Chapel" was designed to reinvigorate Judaism's artistic legacy but was almost lost to misguided restoration.
East Jerusalem, Israel

Western Wall Tunnel

Descend 2,030 years into the past in an ancient tunnel built to support Jerusalem's most famous wall.
Jerusalem, Israel

Razzouk Ink

This family tattoo parlor has been inking religious pilgrims in the Middle East for 700 years.
New York, New York

The Webster Apartments

This New York holdover was built to provide housing for shopgirls and still does not allow men above the lobby.
New York, New York

The New York New Church

Join in a Seance at the Swedenborgian Church.
New York, New York

Site of the Pan Am Helipad

This Manhattan skyscraper is a reminder of the brief but glorious age of urban air taxis.
New York, New York

The Former Home of New York's Playboy Club

A simple midtown bar was once the home of a secretive and exclusive club staffed by "bunnies" under Hefner's strict rules.
New York, New York

Spotlight on Broadway Map

The 28-foot granite map plots the locations of 40 theaters in New York City.
New York, New York

Israel Miller's 'Show Folks Shoe Shop' Building

Amid the marketing blitz of modern Times Square is an elegant holdover from its showbiz glory days.
New York, New York

Times Square Hum

A pedestrian island in the middle of world-famous Times Square emits a strange (and purposeful) humming noise.
New York, New York

New York's Adam and Eve Sculptures

Two large-scale sculptures of Adam and Eve greet visitors in the nude at the Time Warner Center in NYC.
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

The Old McGraw-Hill Building

Captain America, Sub-Mariner, and the Human Torch were all born in this art deco Manhattan masterpiece.
New York, New York

One Times Square

This historic address is home to the beloved ball and is an almost totally empty building among the most expensive real estate in the world.