The statue of the ancient Greek titan Atlas at the entrance of the Rockefeller Center in New York City.
A picture doesn’t really do justice to just how gobsmacked you feel the first time you happen upon the wonderful display of Art Deco style sculpture and the surrounding architecture. I remember the first time I saw it, my wife and I had just finished geeking out at the Lego store nearby. We walked a block or so, maybe turned a corner and BAM! There it was!
It seems like a lot of really cool stuff sneak up on you like that in New York City.