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Almost three months later and I’m missing Greece quite a lot, we met so many amazing and caring people on our journey that brought the whole trip together and made it what it was. • • • #greece #view #travelgreece #greecetravel #villa #kavos #corfu
The colors the camera by @hasselblad on the new @djiglobal Mavic 2 Pro captures is insane. My only wish? Is that it didn't drop portrait mode capabilities.
“I didn’t even get to show you the duck pond or the Things-in-Jars Room. What’s the Things-in-Jars Room? It’s where I keep all my things in jars.” (Nevermoor - The Trials of Morrigan Crow) 🦆 Don’t you think this rather grand house looks as though it might have a Things-in-Jars Room? Considering this was at the end of a lane containing a poisonous ☠️ 🌱 plants garden near Regents Park I wouldn’t be in the least surprised if it did... 🦆 Did you ever go to the museum as a child and come across things in jars? Usually anatomical specimens, I found them pretty freaky 🙈 so I’m not sure how I’d feel about a whole room dedicated to things in jars! 🦆 I just finished Nevermoor, a rather fun, wacky children’s book with some rather eccentric characters, an 11 year old protagonist, a healthy dollop of imagination and that magical ability of making a grown-up feel like a kid again whilst reading it. Anyone from age 8+ should probably read it! 🦆 What was the last children’s book you read? When did you last read one? I’ve read a few here & there but probably wouldn’t have picked this up without @emeliafaye ‘s recommendation so thanks Emmy! Right, I’m off to put the kettle on, tea anyone? • • • #bookbloggers #bookreview #prettycitylondon #verytandc
I’m in Wisconsin right now. It’s snowing, so I’m hardcore dreaming about summer nights in New York.
And the coolest headstone award goes to... ✖️ If you haven’t checked out our Oakland Cemetery post then what are you doing? Link in the bio! What’s your fav cemetery? . . . . . #WTFWanderers #TravelBlog #TravelGirls #TravelBloggers #InstaTravel #Wanderlust #AdventureSeeker #TravelMore #Adventure #Travel #WorkandTravel #OptOutside #WeirdTravel #UniquePlaces #RoamingWomen #WomenWhoExplore #SheExplores #AtlasObscura #LocalAdventurer #ATL #Atlanta #Georgia #SouthernGothic #Cemetery
Nr. 2 of the list #atlasobscura
Wow. I’ll be back in Japan in a week! Can’t wait to experience fall this time around. 😍🍁🍜🍣
The Cape Clear Lighthouse! Certainly one of Australia's most obscure creations (I'd argue more so than the giant shrimp!) this lighthouse sits so far inland it is over 100 miles from any ship or shore.
Dear Nola Mystery Seekers, The Case of the Tiny Tombs will have you corresponding with New Orleans’s cleverest, fleetest, handsomest secret agents, of the living, dead, and slightly undead variety... #nolatinytombs #livaudaissalon #nolamysteryseekers 📷 @martindalemediagroup
At the last company happy hour, I cornered someone from HR and told him I knew he was a dark soul from the moment I saw him on Zoom (how disturbingly digital). It was a bold move which totally paid off as he proceeded to tell me about German death tourism, the two Bodyworlds exhibits he's seen, weird Chinese Buddhist custom of material cleansing at funerals, "scary" Norcal attractions that are not worth my time, underground Russian tea houses, and last but not least, this wonderful and expansive Oakland cemetery which I can't wait to revisit. Bonus is meeting the best Lyft driver in the world who gave me a wonderful tour of the Bay Area and took me to an excellent Mission taqueria. #traveltales
Behold the gentle sounds of the Wave Organ. Nice spot for a peaceful hangout #waveorgan #atlasobscura
Possessions of the Mexican Imperial family in the Castle of Chapultepec. On the wall is the portrait of Mexican Emperor Maximilian von Hapsburg, ruler from 1862-1867. #mexico #mexicocity #mexicanarchitecture #architecture #weirdthingsweirdplaces #weirdtravel #imperial #mexicanempire #maximilianvonhabsburg #emperormaximilian #imperialfamily #weird #travelmexico #atlasobscura #castle #chapultepec #interiordesign #decor
Opus 40 is an environmental sculpture created by Harvey Fite over the course of 37 years. It is built on the former site of a bluestone quarry and was created entirely by hand. The monolith at the center of the sculpture was erected using techniques adapted from the ancient Egyptians. This is another one of those obscure attractions that we love to find. . . . . . . . . . . . . #opus40 #hudsonvalleyny #catskillmountains #ilovenewyork #3Zimmigos #liveriveted
#inktober2018 #clock a hidden gem in Seville. You can find this traditional sundial made with traditional handpainted tiles at Parque de María Luisa #sevilla #seville #sundial #relojdesol #tiles #azulejosevillano #watch #oldclock #tiled #instaart #illustration #ink #hiddengems #atlasobscura #vintage #rare #pendrawings #sketchbook #traveljournal #andalusia #andalucia
Sometimes you #bikecycleroll everywhere. Today it was down the #elberadweg starting from #Dresden until #hrensko . Attitude and adventure await in Bohemian and Sexy Switzerland 😊 #travelblogger #TRAVEL #biketour #cycle #bikebestie #bikepacking #cyclelife #womenonwheels #totalwomencycling #komoot #cyclegang #bikepower #cycletheworld #cycleblog #offthebeatentrack #atlasobscura #strava
At the end of a cul-de-sac, away from Main Street with no signs to direct you there, sits a small park with no visible name along the banks of the Skookumchuck River. That's where the historic marker for the site of the Seatco Territorial Prison can be found. It was the territory's first penitentiary, operated by private contractors. It had a notorious reputation for its harsh conditions and was known as "Living Hell". Prisoners were housed on the 1st floor with the building's only entrance located on the 2nd floor. Prisoners were required to wear heavy iron shackles during their entire sentenced time, including when they were contracted out as cheap labor for 8 to 9 hours a day. Supposedly, a prisoner who was dying due to infections and gangrene in his legs caused by the leg irons had pleaded with Warden Jerry Smith to remove the shackles and was refused. The prisoner cursed him, saying his legs would rot off. Later, both the warden's feet were amputated after they became gangrenous #washingtonstate #pnw #upperleftusa #washingtonstatehistory #boocodawa #seatcoterritorialprison #history #historicmarker #readtheplaque #atlasobscura #livinghell #curses #tragichistory #thurstoncounty #discoverthurstoncounty #skookumchuckriver
#inktober2018 #clock a hidden gem in Seville. You can find this old sundial from 1929 made with traditional handpainted tiles at Parque de María Luisa #sevilla #seville #sundial #relojdesol #tiles #azulejosevillano #watch #oldclock #tiled #instaart #illustration #ink #hiddengems #atlasobscura #vintage #rare #pendrawings #sketchbook #traveljournal #andalusia #andalucia
When you're in Lyon, you must explore the traboules. They're 'secret' passageways that connect buildings and courtyards. They were originally used during the height of silk production in the city to transport silks to avoid damage. There are said to be hundreds of traboules throughout the city but about a dozen or so are still open to the public. The two main areas to find the traboules are Vieux Lyon and Croix Rousse. #onlylyon
The Khor Virap monastery near Armenia’s capital, Yerevan with Mt.Ararat over the border in Turkey in the background which was the resting place of Noah’s Ark according to the bible #armenia #armenia 🇦🇲 #khorvirap #mountararat #landscape_photography #wanderingphotographers #travelshots #armenian #travel_captures #travelbug #worldcaptures #ourplanetdaily #passportpassion #travelworld #travelgoals #travellife #dscvr_earth #wanderlust #atlasobscura #worldtravelpics #globetravel #globetrotter #globalcaptures
One of the two several stories high doll carousels. Yep the are cool, creepy, and odd. #atlasobscura #minnstagramers #october #wisconsin #travel #houseontherock #oddities #wunderkammer
I stayed over night at the #houseontherock #inn . Also had cool stuff. Including a steampunk kids pool. Also a dragon 🐉 id like for my house. #atlasobscura #minnstagramers #october #wisconsin #springgreen #travel #explore
On a more practical note, if you find yourself in need of some Vegan dinner after visiting #houseontherock head over to the charming town of Mineral Point, Wisconsin. The Brewery Creek Inn has several delicious dishes such as grilled portobello mushrooms 🍄 topped with capers and veggies that are easily made vegan. Seasame Ginger Salad #wisconsin made ciders-a very British atmosphere as it’s modeled in part after an English mining town. #minnstagramers #atlasobscura #october #travel #veganfood #veganwisconsin #vegangirl #vegansofig
Since my own house is absolute chaos have a pic from day two at #houseontherock (yesterday morning). The Organ room which might be the most steampunk room on the planet. I once heard a story that Alex Jordan had a secret office in here. I had been in this room Friday night in near darkness with only one other person and the feelings were immense. #atlasobscura #minnstagramers #october #wisconsin #alexjordan #travel #americangods #steampunk * this pic is from about 4 stories off the floor on one of the many side ramps in the air. #wunderkammer
We're standing in a light that won't fade, Tomorrow's coming but this won't change, 'Cause some days stay gold forever. Gold Forever ~ The Wanted| When Montréal weather takes you by surprise and you know you have to make the best of the short few hours. #sunsets #goldenhour #surreal #landscape #skyline #downtownMontréal #urban #urbanandstreet #streetphotographymontreal #montréal #mtlmoments #mtlblog #livemontreal #goodlifemtl #NarcityMontreal #anotherdayinmontreal #everydaymontreal #quebec #canada #livelovecanada #explorecanada #blueskybeyond #gradlifemcgill #montrealjetaime #monamourmontreal #atlasobscura #artofvisuals #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #mesmerizing_locations
I Am That I Am 🕌 | DC has such a rich history of religious life, from the mainstream to the obscure. After passing by this interesting marquee on Calvert Street, I did a quick Google search and learned the “I AM" Movement is a religious movement founded in the early 1930s by #GuyBallard and his wife Edna in Chicago. It is an offshoot of theosophy and a major precursor of several New Age religions. The movement believes in the existence of a group called the #AscendedMasters , a hierarchy of supernatural beings that includes Jesus Christ, El Morya Khan, and Maitreya, who have lived in a succession of reincarnations in physical bodies. Have you heard of the I Am Foundation? #iam #atlasobscura #igdc #walkwithlocals #buildingsofdc
Things we saw on the way home. That Golden Skillet sign ❤️. The last photo is from a tractor company in Wendell that inexplicably has a Gundam made of tractor parts outside. We saw it from the highway! #fromthecar #ontheroad #goldenskillet #vintagesign #sign #swamptree #amoco #amoconomore #WINERY #giantgrapes #chickenmull #hotdogchickenburger #pinetreemotel #sportsmansinn #gundam #transformer #tractorbot #roadsideamerica #atlasobscura #americana
Flower Shop
Visit to Church of St Mary and All Saints in Chesterfield this morning in the pouring rain! Mostly built in the 14th century, with the now crooked spire added in about 1362. The spire on this church and been on my #churchesofengland #bucketlist for a while. Common folklaw says that a virgin once married in the church, causing to spire to twist, another says that the devil once sat on the top of the spire with his tale wrapped round it, when the town's people rang the church bells, the devil flew off with his tail still wrapped around it, causing the twist. . . . #church #archietecture #archways #chesterfield #doorways #crookedspire #spire #churchbells #stainedglass #stainedglasswindows #weekend #weekendaway #daysout #autumn #adventures #adventure #visitengland #atlasobscura
Looking down the lift shaft (elevator for Americans) in the Grand Hotel SP in Italy
This is a photo of the beautiful staircase in an abandoned sanatorium. The sanatorium is being completely stripped at this moment. Work to transform this building into a hotel has recently started. The hotel will have 160 rooms, and is located in an area that is famous for its radon-carbonate mineral springs, whose natural temperature of 33–35 °C enables the water to be used without preliminary heating. The area was especially popular in the Soviet era, attracting around 125.000 visitors a year. Stalin regularly visited a bathing house here. (Georgia) Since the 90’s, many of these abandoned sanatoriums in the area have been devoted to housing refugees due to the conflict in Abkhazia. • • #derelictplaces #ig_urbex #ig_abandoned #theforgottenspaces #decay #abandonedafterdark #thespacesilike #jj_urbex #derelict #abandonedplace #fstoppers #abandoned_addiction #way2ill #atlasobscura #abandonedcentral #architecturelovers #kings_abandoned #all_is_abandoned #urbex_supreme #renegade_abandoned #beautyindecay #abandonedstairs #stairporn #staircase
I’d asked the old cashier if there was anywhere to stay in Bombay Beach and he paused, looking up through wiry framed glasses. “No, and if there were, you wouldn’t want to,” he warned. “Everyone there is hiding out from something. The bottom of the riff-raff.” Despite his advice we took this as a clarion call, another chapter in an already spontaneous series of events. Hungry, we drove a few miles to the Ski Inn, the only bar and restaurant in the small, coastal town, a beach that happened to smell like rotting kelp and garbage, where the sand is made of shells and fish bones. We were the only ones in the place aside from the bartender, a sprightly, middle-aged woman with purple hair who joked about hot flashes and suspected we were from Seattle because I’d said “no worries.” Suddenly, the door swung open and in came a group of loud, smiling faces—they appeared out of thin air but seemed to know everyone in the low and slow town. A booming blonde played Patsy Cline and Garth Brooks on the juke box, drinking her Corona with lime, and as we finished our cheeseburgers and beers the purple glare from the sunset flowed through the paned glass window. I walked outside, the sun illuminating the sky in different shades of velvet and purple. It wasn’t Salvation Mountain—that was a few miles back— but it provided the respite we needed, and that was salvation enough. . . . . #bombaybeach #travel #story #instastory #postapocalyptic #california #lostcoastlines #coast #saltonsea #sunset #beach #atlasobscura
Taipei, Taiwan - Surface Journey, Day 378 . This was almost a month ago. Taipei 101 is one of my favorite buildings in Asia, I have a few now. I also think everything looks better with a little purple at night. . . . . . . . #surfacejourney #aroundtheworld #noflying #circumnavigation #travel #stankinjankin #voyage #vwayaj #viaggio #viaje #viagem #ig_captures #worldplaces #beautifulplaces #instatravel #ongooglemaps #atlasobscura #natgeotravel #bbctravel #lonelyplanet #taipei #taiwan #taipei101 #architecture #architectureporn #cityscape #skyscraper #nightphotography #nofilter #instapurple
A carpet of leaves leads up the crumbling stone stairs and into this large abandoned villa in northern Italy. Sony A7rii Manfrotto 55 Carbon #italy #villa #abandoned #abandon #itsabandoned #urbexkings #urbexplaces #sombresociety #ig_urbex #atlasobscura #heritage #history #italia #forgotten #house #grand #europe #urbex #italian_trips #green #naturetakesover #bbcculture #bbctravel #natgeotravel
New views of old places. Did you know that Wrigley has a terrace on the roof? #OHC2018
This was so cool to see and one of the coolest experiences, doing the sound bath inside. The dome is perfectly acoustic, so when the sound bath is going on it feels you’re inside of a Cello! It honestly took my breath away to hear it for myself. It was so magical and beautiful.🙏 . The Integratron is an energy machine and sits on a geomagnetic vortex. Similar to the pyramids. 👽 . The location is an essential part of its functioning. It was built on an intersection of powerful geomagnetic forces that, when focused by the unique geometry of the building, concentrate and amplify the earth’s magnetic field. ⭐️ . This one-of-a-kind, ALL wood dome was designed to be an electrostatic generator for the purpose of rejuvenation and time travel.✨ . . . . #freebird #freebirdday #californiadesert #nicolatesla #integratron #soundbath #explorecalifornia #palmsprings #yolo #lookup #californiaroadtrip #atlasobscura #weirdplaces
I woke up to yellow green light sparkling through the treetops, a fat cat sleeping on my chest, and the delightful prospect of creating some new things with my hands. Wishing you all the bright feathery fall Sunday goodness!
More from the Taconic Sculpture Garden + the apparently only picture I took from Sleepy Hollow. 🙄 #atlasobscura
First stop on the way to Sleepy Hollow: the Taconic Sculpture Garden. 😻 #atlasobscura
Sitting outside weather has arrived. Sunday afternoon well spent with @supercharz @ysabellecheung @mr.molesworth and their super cute @marmo_the_art_critic , and music from @emmy_the_great @paoeugene @mocking_bullet #freespacehappening
Perfect fall days are for exploring old cemeteries with good company . . [Image Description: Photo of a small square grave marker with the letter A carved into it surrounded by fallen leaves at Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia] . #VirginiaIsForCemeteryLovers #AtlasObscura #OldCityCemetery
The Beer Can House in Houston #atlasobscura
Trying to look as cool as these hoodoos 👽 The “Wahweap Hoodoos” sandstone spires were formed over 100 million years ago as a result of distinct weather patterns forming a column layer of soft rock surrounded by a thin layer of hard rock. The rock “caps” on top of each hoodoo are resistant to any sort of cracking or erosion, and luckily help protect the spires from crumbling. The Paiute Indian Tribe believed that these hoodoos were the bodies of people who turned to stone. Perhaps the Paiutes are the reason many refer to these geological oddities as “goblins” or “white ghosts.” Being up close to these beauties definitely made me feel like I was in a Dr. Seuss book. If you peep the pup, he looks reeeally focused on something & posing like the dog model he is, but in reality was SO tired and just wanted a nap 😂 The trailhead is easy to get to off of Hwy 89, but to see these up close is definitely a trek to get to on foot. You’ll have to hike a 9.2 miles out-and-back trail through a wash, but it’s totally worth it! 👻 #utah #southernutah #kanab #exploreutah #hiking #dayadventure #girlswhohike #nomadgirls #girlswhotravel #roadtrip #adventure #hoodoo #wahweaphoodoos #whiteghosthoodoo #paiute #paiuteindiantribe #paiutes #history #geologicalformations #geologicaloddities #rockformations #geology #spires #sandstone #drseuss #grandstaircaseescalante #adventurepup #gsd #dogswhohike #atlasobscura
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