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Birthday gifts come early! As Why We Travel celebrates its birthday tomorrow, a follower gifted this book - A perfect way to dream and plan for travel in 2018 and explore those obscure wonders of the world. To be hit by the sobering realisation that we know so little of the amazing world we live in. . . . The beginning of our happiness lies in the understanding that life without wonder is not worth living. . . . #atlasobscura #travel #travelblogger #backpacking #wondersoftheworld #lifegoals #worldisyouroyster #birthday #wanderlust #travelgoals #india #incredibleindia
Thinking about road trips empty space. Finding space in your head in the void of the road. #roadtrip #hiddenspaces #atlasobscura @kalexy123
take that journey
Almost the weekend again...thank fuck.... been battling this flu thing....tonight...a little light reading 📖 ...a little heavy listening .🤘🎸🎶 🤘 ..and some  wicked dreaming 🌌🌠 #musiconworldoff #atlasobscura #musicislife #musictherapy #metal #heavymetal #metalhead #blacklabelsociety #zakkwylde #dariolorina #kataklysm #Amorphis #Amonamarth #clutch #opeth #Kalmah #lacunacoil   #godsmack #gojira #apocalyptica #pinkfloyd #inflames #archenemy #paradiselost #skeletonwitch #hatebreed #nevermore #blacksabbath #ensiferum #mydyingbride
Is it fucking weird that all trees are leaning to the right? Or is it because of her?
The key is to remain calm during the storm. ⛈️ . . . The Buddha Statue at Tataghata Stal in Ravangla stands a mighty 426 metres tall. Nestled among mountains, at an elevation of 7000 Ft above sea - this a monument of ultimate beauty. It is also the 3rd tallest monument in India. I was lucky enough to get this eye level shot while on a trek through the nearby Maenam Hill Wildlife Sanctuary. . . . #Buddhism_Yoga #atlasobscura #travelrealindia #tnlindia #ngtindia #indiatravelin #storiesofindia #discover_india #sikkimtourism @_pcos_ #igramming_india #buddha #travel #travelindiagram #instatravel #incredibleindia #instagood #igersindia #ig_india #sikkim #ravangla #storm #natgeo #lonelyplanet #bbcearth #ig_travel #statue
Swipe to see the difference between these lovely vintage photos, and what the same resort looks like now! This throwback Thursday is courtesy of @lukejspencer , intrepid explorer and photographer. This is The Pines, an abandoned resort in South Fallsburg, NY built in the 1930’s. At its heyday, the resort had more than 400 rooms, along with facilities for ice skating, swimming, ballroom dancing, skiing, and tennis. It also had its own theater and nightclub. The Pines shut down for good in 1998, and has been slowly being reclaimed by the elements. Thanks for tagging #atlasobscura in these excellent photos, @lukejspencer !
Ships that sometimes sail •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• A dash of digital vitamin D to brighten up a wintery day. Pretty little boats beginning to bob as the tide comes in at Blackness Castle, not far from Edinburgh. . . #shotoniphone #scotland #omgb #instabritain #visitbritain #scotspirit #visitscotland #outlander #thisisscotland #ig_scot #rsa_sky #tv_allskies #total_hdr #atlasobscura #topukphoto #ig_united_kingdom #uk_greatshots #everything_imaginable_ #mytinyatlas #bbcscotlandpics #vivocelticworld #thathiddengem #just_features #castlesofscotland #turklikeben #hey_ihadtosnapthat #fiftyshades_of_nature #s_s_s #brilliantmoments #lisajparis
Home of my museum. Please go to the facebook page for details if you like to visit in person #devilmuseum #antiquedevil #devilmuseumportland #portlandmuseum . #atlasobscura . #vintagedevil #devilcollectible
Seeing a hala fruit for the first time may leave you wondering if you’re looking at an exploding planet or a giant pinecone. Hala fruit, which is eaten exclusively by Pacific Islanders and visitors to the region, is made up of dozens of segments, called keys or cones. The innards of each key are pulpy, while the green outer edge is so fibrous it can be used as dental floss. Islanders chew on the raw fruit, boil it with grated coconut, or grind it into a paste. One taster likened the flavor of fresh hala juice to “a mixture of sugar cane and mango,” with the consistency of thick nectar. https://www.atlasobscura.com/foods/hala-fruit 📸 @maria_sachin @ana_d_79 💥🍍☄️📿 #pandanustectorius #pandan #halafruit #hawaiianlei #stinknut #atlasobscura #gastroobscura
Sehr empfehlenswert zum Schmökern! 📚🌍✈️
8- A UNESCO world heritage site: Diao Lous 碉楼 in Kai Ping 开平, Guangdong, China, Dec, 2014. Diao Lous 碉楼 are multi stores towers dating back to the early Qing dynasty to the 20th century. Kaiping was a region of major emigration abroad in the late 19th and early 20th century. Those who moved abroad came back with more wealthy and built watchtowers, fusing western with Chinese architectural styles. These were originally built as housing and for protection purposes from bandits. . . . . . . #kaiping #unesco #unescoheritagesite #china #travel #travelgram #traveller #igtravel #lifewelltravelled #开平 #atlasobscura #visitchina #diaolou #tourist #globetrotter #architecture #passionpassport #fusion #asia #guangdong #natgeotravel #guardiantravelsnaps #telegraphtravel #travelphotography #kaipingdiaolou #lonelyplanet #cntraveller #vscocam #heritage #thetravelleague
Crystal grotto @painshill park, a folly designed to look like a cave using imported coral and crystals. A sight to behold for eyes old and young. Thanks to marketing manager who let us in despite not usually being open at weekends, made our day! #neversitstill #neverstopexploring #painshill #painshillpark #toddlerlife #mumlife #momlife #londonmum #daytrip #folly #grotto #atlasobscura
Mystery solved! Top sleuthing by @leisasteclair Kaliski and Cabay is in fact Kaliski and Gabay, fine art auctioneers! I see in 1944 they sold a fine quality rug for $3,000! I like the slightly haphazard way these tiles were set down. Found by @mcarsten #vintage #oldsigns #vintagesigns #mosaics #vintagetile #atlasobscura #abandoned #abandonedplaces #urbexpeople #urbex #urbanexploration #explore #exploration #explorer #messynessychic #urbexexplorer #abandonedphotography #forgottenplaces #vintagesign #retro #artdeco #artnoveaux #vintagesignage #vintagestore #vintagestorefront #ghosttile #ghosttiles
We are heading into peak travel bug season. Fortunately, this year’s top vaccinations are very strong! #travel #travelbug #travelbugcure #atlasobscura #secretmarvelsoftheworld #neverstopexploring
A Frenchman visiting Constantinople in the 1500s heard strange stories of locals drawing up fresh water and even fishing from holes in their cellars. Upon further investigation, he rediscovered a subterranean marvel, the largest of the long-forgotten palatial cisterns of the Byzantine Empire, built in 532 AD. Fish swam in an artificial freshwater lake the size of two football fields and the vaulted brick ceilings were held up by 336 thirty-foot pillars scavenged from nearby Roman ruins. 📸: Photo regrammed from explorer and photographer @jerrykestel.
No, we’re not kidding - it’s actually a #winterwonderland out there! ❄️☃️ #takemetothemountains
The 7 ft wide 25 ft deep Spite House (center) was built in 1830 by John Hollensbury, who owned one of the adjacent houses. He did it to keep horse-drawn wagons and loiterers out of his alley. So petty, so perfect. #OldTown #exploreva #visitalexandria #atlasobscura #oldtownalexandria #history #localhistory #latergram
@atlasobscura is offering another Nevada fellowship next summer! This time for teams. Check their story for the details!
🐺We got our pictures back ( disposable cameras were allowed in ) from the amazing day @seacrestwolfpack !! It is definitely an unforgettable experience and want to go back for the VIP tour soon ! . . . . . #seacrestwolfpreserve #wolf #florida #atlasobscura #bucketlist #booventure #wolfpack #wolfpreserve #animals #earth #nature #kisses #loveanimals #unforgettable #wildlife #wildlifelover #florida #travel #epictravel #birthdayboy #roadtrip #adventuretime #picoftheday #florida #travelphotography #arcticwolf #travelblogger #whitewolf #viking .
Shivers leave long ripples.
Well, it finally hit me I think. Hopefully it’s not the flu since I don’t have a fever, yet. Thankfully, my other interview was yesterday and I was able to push through 😳. We were out of coffee this morning (more accurately, I was out of coffee) and I was actually craving some food. The #hubby was gracious enough to pick us up some #brekkie and #caffeine #breakfastofchampions #sick 😷🤒 #atlasobscura #curlupwithagoodbook #nashville #nashvilleonhulu #mcdonalds #mcdonaldsbreakfast #vitamins #fluseason #coffee #needmycoffee #zyrtec #dayquil
Let me be your wish. 🍃
birthday lady 🍾🎂🔮⚡️💪🏻🍬🍾 world takeover time!🌎 • • • • • • • • • • #documentary #film #women #womeninfilm #timesup #psychics #magic #tarot #birthdaygirl #movie #indie #indiefilm #asskicker #journey #travel #adventure #america #ontheroad
Paperback Parquet 2017 77.1 x 56.8cm framed Edition of 15 with 2 A/P's Also available in an edition of 10 with 2 A/P's From one of the high schools in the city of Pripyat in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. A sea of softcover books spilled out of the classroom into the corridor. It was such a fascinating insight into the lives of the people who lived and worked in the city and power station. I travelled into the zone on a train alongside the workers a few days in a row, it was really interesting to talk with some of them. This piece is now in the entrance of 40 Greek Street @sohohouse #Chernobyl #pripyat #library #abandonedschool #atlasobscura
📷 Domeless 📷 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Located in Nashville, the Tennessee State Capitol is one of twelve state capitols that seems to have misplaced its dome. Modeled after a Greek Ionic temple, the building was completed in 1859, five years after the architect died. He was entombed in its northwest wall, and his son oversaw the completion of the project. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🏛🏛🏛🏛🏛 ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #becurious 🤔 ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #tennessee #nodome #chandelier #capitol #capital #lookup #architecture #architexture #city #urban #history #funfacts #themoreyouknow 💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #calledtocreate #thecreatorclass #liveAUTHENTIC #roamtheplanet #agameoftones #roadsideamerica #travelmyusa #atlasobscura #old #vintage #retro #antique #wanderlust #explore #adventure #lifeofadventure
Ferry views on the Halifax Harbour ⛴ - → Go to the link in our bio and tap this image to read Haligonian-written blog post, "Getting to Dartmouth From Downtown Halifax" - 📍 Halifax Harbour 📷: @wolfgangsears
This looks wicked cool! #atlasobscura #madrid #spain #donjusto
Gates and walls of the ruined Uiger capital city of Khar Balgas or Ordu Baliq. Not far from the former Mongol capital of Kharkhorin, the city was a fortified and affluent settlement with 10 meter high walls and a 14 meter Buddhist stupa. 🇲🇳 . . . 📍Kharkhorin, Mongolia _____________________ #kharkhorin #Kharakorum #mongolia #temple #history #Monument #architecture #travelblog #ruins #khitan #plaza #city #asia #old #art #explore #exploremore #travel #Dashinchilen #travelphotography #religion #stupa #buddhism #kharbukh #abandoned #archaeology #archeology #ulaanbaatar #monumentmagazine #atlasobscura
El Capitán 👨🏾‍✈️ Hours of searching for a fisherman to take us out on the water, and finally we meet this fella here 🇧🇩 #Chittagong #VisitBangladesh #Shipbreaking
Mexico City 2014 // Polaroid Pro Pack // Fuji 100C
Roy Bard lived an ordinary life as a telephone lineman until the age of approximately 24. Initially complaining of hip pain, within 4 years Bard had become as stiff as a board. Suffering from a disease known as ankylosis, all of Bard’s joints had fused, rendering him a shell of his former self. Seeing an opportunity, Bard joined Ripley’s Odditorium. Billed as the Ossified Man, there wasn’t much Bard could do other than lay around as spectators gazed upon him in various stages of disbelief. However, despite his ridged state, Bard was still capable of moving his lips and would sign autographs for fans with his mouth. While being interviewed during the World’s Fair, Bard claimed to have accepted his condition and was quoted in saying, “Believe it or not, I am happy”. In the summer of 1937, Bard was involved in a traffic accident while in route to a carnival in Milaca, Minnesota. He was unable to recover from his injuries and, as a result, passed away on August 9th, 1937. Much like Cheerful Gardner (yesterday’s deathstination), Roy Bard can also be found in the Pacific Coast Showmen’s lot of Evergreen Cemetery.
Buried in the Earth . . . 📸 [Camera] Olympus OMD EM-5 🔎 [Lens] Olympus 8mm Fisheye Pro 👁‍🗨 [Aperture] ƒ/1.8 🐇 [Shutter] 1/3200s 🔺 [ISO] 200 . . . Read about my experience here on my blog. Link in bio. 🌐🖨🖼 . . . #cadillacranch #amarillo #texas #fisheye #amazing_longexposure #longexposure_pics #longexpo_addiction #hope #faith #love #photography #getolympus #m43 #wanderlust #travel #adventure #exploring #journey #sober #soberliving #soberlife #soberissexy #addiction #addictionrecovery #recovery #recoveryisworthit #soberaf #atlasobscura #microfournerds
what the death star church would look like (if they had one) 💀
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