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The most exclusive Table 55 in NYC opens for reservations -

The iconic King Cole Bar of the St. Regis hotel in New York has seen them all. The famous people that is. From Salvador Dalí to Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. They sat at table 55. Now you can, too. This is the only table with access to an exclusive chef’s custom designed menu and a bespoke wine list from the hotel’s coveted cellar. The table, bookable for up to five for the evening from 5pm with a minimum spend of $2,500, is named after the hotel’s location, on the corner of 55th Street and 5th Avenue. St. Regis, 2 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022 (+1212-3507155) www.stregisnewyork.com/table55

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One of the creepiest places, Hashima Island, Japan -

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The abandoned island off the coast of Nagasaki was home to over 5,000 people as a mining community, until the mines ran dry in 1974. The island was left to deteriorate and now, over 40 years later, stands as time capsule. Gunkanjima, as it is also called, is famed for its unbelievable appearance: surrounded by a sea wall, it is an entire abandoned city with huge concrete buildings. The island’s original name is Hashima, but it’s better known as Gunkanjima (Battleship Island) because it looks like a military complex. There is an official Gunkanjima Tour, but you’ll need permission from Nagasaki prefecture (and a specific project, written in Japanese). This isn’t easy to get nowadays, but of course it’s worth it. www.hashima-island.co.uk

Akrapovič Magazine vol. 20  
Akrapovič Magazine vol. 20