World's Strangest Streets
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World's Strangest Streets

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We’ve mapped out places so unusual that crossing the street becomes an adventure.

Angel Place, Sydney

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The evocative, unexpected chorus of chirping birds is one indication that you’ve come upon Angel Place, a small laneway in Sydney’s central business district. Another: the 120 empty birdcages overhead. Artist Michael Thomas Hill created the installation in 2009 as a statement to draw attention to how development was pushing out wildlife. Formally known as Forgotten Songs, the installation was so popular that it’s become permanent. Listen carefully. The soundtrack changes throughout the day, reflecting the sounds of the 50 or so bird species that were once present here. At night, you may hear the Australian owlet-nightjar, southern boobook, tawny frogmouth, and white-throated nightjar.

World's Strangest Streets

Angel Place, Sydney

The evocative, unexpected chorus of chirping birds is one indication that you’ve come upon Angel Place, a small laneway in Sydney’s central business district. Another: the 120 empty birdcages overhead. Artist Michael Thomas Hill created the installation in 2009 as a statement to draw attention to how development was pushing out wildlife. Formally known as Forgotten Songs, the installation was so popular that it’s become permanent. Listen carefully. The soundtrack changes throughout the day, reflecting the sounds of the 50 or so bird species that were once present here. At night, you may hear the Australian owlet-nightjar, southern boobook, tawny frogmouth, and white-throated nightjar.

Richard Ashen/Demotix/Corbis
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