Though New York does not have any nature you cannot fault it for that. I wanted to see things I could not elsewhere, so I went to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
I was lucky enough to stumble across two of my favorite paintings, Ancient Rome and Modern Rome by Giovanni Paolo Panini. Both paintings are laid out with the painter and commissioner of the painting in a large hall surrounded by paintings of either Ancient or Modern Roman architecture.
I have been fortunate enough to see many of the structures in the paintings including St. Peter's Basilica, the Via Sacra, the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and Trevi Fountain.