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These photos deserve to be in a group of their own. I was heading up to Kiyomizu-dera when I decided to make a quick stop at the temple at the base of Higashiyama Mountains. The Otani Hombyo complex is home to a mausoleum, temple, & crematory, the latter serving the adjacent cemetery. Instead of cutting through the complex, I decided to exit and walk up the street (2nd or 3rd photo) to get to the more famous Kiyomizu-dera. To get to Kiyomizu-dera, ppl. take one of two main streets. They’re great, but the streets are packed w/ tourists. Here, I was met w/ peace & quiet, much-needed in the more popular areas of Kyoto, & mesmerizing views of an expansive cemetery. It was a beautiful surprise. When I’m met w/ such beautiful surprises, I’m reluctant to share those experiences b/c I fear ppl. won’t respect the place if/when they visit. If you do decide to visit the cemetery, please show respect whether or not you pass a family paying their respects. I submitted a mini-blurb about this place to Atlas Obscura. Here’s hoping they publish it. #otanihombyo #kyoto #japan #solotraveler #travel #surprises #cemetery #atlasobscura #world #walking
Kandersteg • Switzerland • @doounias
Have you seen our latest #BSTripClip ? We’re really excited to share more about this crazy, hidden wonder. It’s completely “James Bond-ish,” right?! At Rummu Underwater Prision you can climb limestone cliffs, explore eerie buildings & swim in turquoise waters. This outdoor playground can only be found in Estonia. #VisitEstonia #FeelingEstonia #StoryTellersNest #thebstravelers #Estonia #🇪🇪 @visitestonia
#Repost @stirlingw with @get_repost ・・・ Old Odd Fellows tombstone at Woodlawn Cemetery, Jefferson City, MO . . . . . . #oddfellows #odd #grave #tombstone #friendship #love #truth #cemetery #canonsx530hs #canon #ioof #oddfellow #heartinhand #atlasobscura #cultofweird
I took way to many pictures in Lyon. This is the TGV Station Lyon Saint Exupéry at around 4:55am this morning. Designed by Santiago Calatrava...the inside is equally as impressive as the outside. I love seeing concrete used to create such magnificent lines and depth. Built in 1994...proof that public stations don't have to look mundane...and can be something rad to look at regardless of how early in the morning it is! #lyon #modernism #modernarchitecture #santiagocalatrava #lyonsaintexupery #exploring #atlasobscura #worldtravel #mindblown #ididntwanttoleave #currentlysittingindulles #notascool
The Begnas Tal is the second largest lake in Nepal. Beside the scenery, the lake is a very beautiful place where many nepali families come to enjoy a picnic, swimming, fishing, or just relaxing. Begnas Tal, Nepal
Following World War II, British legislation required that products be labeled to reflect their actual contents. Scotland’s “Iron Brew” soda, invented in 1901, quickly came under fire. This was not because it didn’t contain iron (it did, and still does), but because it wasn’t brewed. The A.G. Barr company was forced to rename their beverage “Irn-Bru.” The change didn’t faze Scottish drinkers: Today, the soft drink outsells Coca-Cola in its native home. Irn-Bru’s old slogan, “Made in Scotland from Girders,” is a testament to the drink’s inclusion of ammonium ferric citrate, a food additive containing iron hydroxide. The resulting flavor has been likened to a cream soda mixed with orange Life Savers and a hint of rust. (Whether or not the ingredients actually include girders is unconfirmed, as the recipe is a closely guarded secret.) In his song “St. Stephen’s Day Murders,” Elvis Costello mentions a cocktail consisting of “that drink made from girders” mixed with Jamaican coffee liqueur. While a blend of ferric-citrus sweetness and liqueur might appeal to some, few would argue that an Irn-Bru cocktail could compete with whisky, Scotland’s first national beverage. In Irn-Bru’s defense, the fizzy orange beverage is touted as a hangover cure. And while some insist that whisky can also get you through a rough Sunday morning, at least Irn-Bru doesn’t cause the problem it claims to solve. www.atlasobscura.com/foods/irnbru-scottish-iron-soda 📸 @angievonavalon @malcesmith @masher 🍊🥤🔩⚙️ #irnbru #ironbrew #madeinscotland #fromgirders #ststephensday #elviscostello #hairofthedog #scottish #orangesoda #atlasobscura #gastroobscura
Stumbled across @mydogsighs incredible mural at the Nuovo Regina Margherita hospital in #trastevere by lucky chance. This talented artist documents, through the eyes, the stories of those who were born, worked and died at the hospital. The detail in this mural is incredible and further exploration into the courtyard of the hospital is a sunny day treat. #mysuitcasediaries #mydogsighs - - - #atlasobscura #thedailyadventurer #traveleroftheweek #visualambassador #pursuepretty #theimagined #bestvacations #artofvisuals #femaletravelbloggers #gohypetravel #forgottenproject #urbanart #streetart #romeandyou #wildstyle #buongiornoroma #romestreetart #igersroma 📷@kal_jj
A couple of #atlasobscura items nabbed this evening! #thenails #bristoltime #cornexchange #bristol @atlasobscura
Celebrate all things books! Today is the 23rd annual World Book Day. Pretty much predates the internets, so you can’t blame it as a made-up internet ‘day.’ • • • #waqlibrarytour #capturemn #exploremn #mysaintpaul #passionpassport #atlasobscura #lonelyplanet #archdaily #accidentallywesanderson
"In this forest Death rules" A small glimpse of the Aokigahra / Suicide Forest of Japan 🌲 💀 🙏 #Jukai #Aokigahara #SuicideForest #VisionsOfTheAbyss #Satyricon #Nature #Divine_Forest #Landscape #FolkScenery #Sombrescapes #BeautifulDestinations #AtlasObscura #Canon_photos #Travel #Explore #Japan #RoamThePlanet
DJI SPARK Altitude stability test in high winds I took off from the street straight up for 120 feet. At peak the system warned of 25mph winds that might affect stability. As you can see it did actually rather well. The buildings in the far distance at the end is walmart at eastwood mall looking down Montevallo Rd. So its about 1/2 mile away. #djisparkvideo #djisparkusa #djisparkflymorecombo #dronemultimedia #dronepilot #thisisalabama #atlasobscura #lightroomeffect #reflectiongram #DOF_addicts #streets_and_transports #bokeh_shotz #instagrambham #urbexalabama #streetfeat #bhambloggers #thecreatorclass #instagrambham #soulgrown_birmingham #streetdreamsbham #streetdreamsmag #streetmagazine #bhamviews #nearbirmingham #illgrammers #hotshot_clickers
Also in #Belgrade , we spent a bit of time exploring the wonderful Brutalist architecture of Novi Beograd. Pictured here is the district’s crown jewel, the delightfully sci-fi, 36-floor Genex Tower. Photograph by Darmon Richter / The Bohemian Blog
It feels good to be back in the sunshine state! After a few consecutive weekends of travel we are now home for a few weeks to recharge and recover. I may be biased but I think we might have the best sunrises in the country here in Florida! • Brand new blog post up now! Check out our review of @1hotels South Beach at the link in our bio! • Isn’t it great when your midland company shirt matches the sunrise 🌅 💕 • • • • • • • #wherewillwegonext #sheisnotlost #wearetravelgirls #forgeyourownpath #ladiesgoneglobal #darlingescapes #femmetravel #travelawesome #girlslovetravel #thetravelwomen #globelletravels #dametraveler #girlsborntotravel #simplyadventure #letsgoeverywhere #mytinyatlas #atlasobscura #worldnomads #createscenery #schooloftravel #welltraveled #openmyworld #miamibeach #sunrises #creativetravelcouples #yourpassport #thetravelleague #traveltagged #islandlifestyle #tropicallife
The colorful chaos of Xochimilco🌈🌸🌼🌺
It's a #chancrushmonday party in the back and in the front. #policy #erraticweather #atlasobscura #sodiumbicarbonate
Yugoslav Monument Tour #AtlasObscura   Day 1/12 Right now I’m running a 12-day tour of Yugoslav-era monuments across Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina – and this time I’m doing it as a collaboration with @spomenikdatabase and @atlasobscura. We spent Day 1 getting to know #Belgrade . There’s an independent theatre company based inside an abandoned factory on the outskirts of the city, and when we arrived to explore we immediately got invited inside to watch rehearsals. Because Serbia. Photograph by Darmon Richter / The Bohemian Blog
You know it’s going to be a good week, or at least a good Monday when you get to work and find an AWESOME gift on your desk! Thank you @prog_rock_666 #atlasobscura #wohoo #monday #strange #extraordinary #hiddenwonders
Beginning steps towards wearing a strawberry; 1. Construct the ring (amazing diamond shaped cage compliments of @nickthejewelergram !), 2. Plant the strawberries and wait for a flower to turn into a viable fruit, 3. Insert the fruit into the cage and watch it grow. Come along with me over the next week or two as the fruit grows and fills the cage for a strawberry ring! 🍓💍🙏 #foodart #foodasart #foodasartbook #ediblejewelry #ediblejewellery #wearablefruit #wearablestrawberry #strawberry #strawberries #strawberryring #edibleart #huffposttaste #foodandwine #buzzfeed #dailyart #f52grams #atlasobscura #artsy
I was mesmerized when these ladies flew by me with their bright, colourful flowing saris, carrying bags on their heads that I probably couldn’t have even dragged on a cart. Westerners would not win in a neck strength contest against the people of Asia.
Tokyo, Japan - Surface Journey, Day 29 . I learned about this store, Pigment, from a YouTube video I saw at some point in the past few years. Like a lot of destinations on this trip, it was one of those things that would always stick in the back of my head until I someday found myself within walking distance of it. . Pigment is a mix between an art supplies store, a museum, a lounge, a laboratory, and a workshop all smooshed into one place. It seemed like every person inside was there for a different reason. The back wall is lined, floor to ceiling, with glass jars filled with powders of every variation of any color you can think of. I can barely draw a stick figure; I can't imagine the appreciation an artist would feel walking in here. Very cool place. . . . . . . #surfacejourney #aroundtheworld #noflying #circumnavigation #travel #voyage #vwayaj #viaggio #viaje #viagem #ig_captures #worldplaces #beautifulplaces #instatravel #atlasobscura #bbctravel #ongooglemaps #lonelyplanet #pigmenttokyo #pigment #color #art #paint #tokyo #japan #traveljapan #instaart #instapaint #artist
Some things we often see are not how they used to be. Never would have known these places exist without the awesome site @atlasobscura ! Check the site out every time you're going to go somewhere if you want some cool off the beaten path stops. #bizarreworld #atlasobscura #offthebeatenpath #onlyinpittsburgh #centerforpostnaturalhistory #oddities
What bizarre places we find while passing by. Had to get a picture wish I could have stopped in I have many questions #atlasobscura #onlyinpittsburgh #whateven #bizarreworld #weekendgetaway
A photo I took today of the group on DAY 5 of the @atlasobscura 2018 Spomenik Tour as we visit #abandoned underground Yugoslav #airforce base in modern-day #Croatia . The door in front of us is in the shape of an airplane to allow fighter jets to pass through. While this isn't a normal Yugoslav #monument , it is monumental in scale and awe inspiring to #explore . Built over the course of 20 years, at one point this was the largest underground airbase in Europe. . . .---------------------------------------- . . #history #underground #urbex #easterneurope #history #urbandecay #cave #tunnel #atlasobscura #wanderlust #travelphotography #concrete #concretearchitecture
The year 1513. Ponce de León and his team of Spanish explorers came ashore here on a land that they would call La Florida. Among their discoveries was this artesian spring which still flows to this day. There are many myths surrounding the spring. It’s likely that many of the early settlers did believe this water had healing qualities but no one can prove that Ponce de León was specifically looking for what is referred to as The Fountain of Youth. #touristtrap #myth . #staugustine #laflorida #florida #staug #hiddenflorida #historyexplorer #fountainofyouth #healthwater #conquistadores #spain #explorers #ushistory #americanhistory #atlasobscura #exploreeverything #roadsideamerica #roadtripusa #usa #goexplore #travelmore #canon_photos #floridahistory #staugustinephotographer #floridaphotographer #history #historicdistrict #staugustinehistory
Talking about rest stops and picnic areas on the blog today, featuring this classic one at Lower Calf Creek Falls Trailhead in Utah. Wouldn’t mind some of that southern Utah sunshine today either! ☀️ Check it out—link in profile.
My travel books shelf! 😍 Spain 2019, I’m on my way... ✨✨✨ #books #bookstack #bookshelf #travel #travelbooks #bookishtravel #36hours #atlasobscura #lonelyplanet #natgeo
GDANSK, POLAND 🇵🇱 — MARCH 2018: It was well-worth freezing my balls off to take in the sights of Gdansk. Despite being a politically and economically important city for modern Poland, the old town is chock-full of Prussian architecture from its days as a major Hanseatic port. Here on the main street, merchant families would compete for have the most extravagant facades. Because of taxation laws, frontages were narrow and people simply built upwards for space. #gdansk #gdańsk #danzig #poland #🇵🇱 #oldtown #hanseatic #architecture #everydaypoland #travel #travelphotography #travellerau #lonelyplanet #atlasobscura #bbctravel #vacationwolf #polska #polskatravel #ilovegdn
Pt. 2 Swipe ➡️➡️👀👀 This was a life altering experience. #khmer #cambodiannewyear #thai #laos #cambodia #tlcnewyear #tlcnewyear2018 🇹🇭🇱🇦🇰🇭 #khmernewyear #choulchnamthmey #watdhammararam #buddhism #buddhist #buddhisttemple #buddha #buddhastatue #culturetrip #beautifulplace #everythingzen #mindbodysoul #atlasobscura #bucketlist ✅
Swipe➡️➡️ 👀👀 Loved every moment of my visit here. #khmer #thai #laos #cambodia #tlcnewyear #tlcnewyear2018 🇹🇭🇱🇦🇰🇭 #cambodiannewyear #khmernewyear #choulchnamthmey #watdhammararam #buddhism #buddhist #buddhisttemple #buddha #buddhastatue #culturetrip #beautifulplace #everythingzen #mindbodysoul #atlasobscura #bucketlist ✅
"Wer sich tief weiß, bemüht sich um Klarheit; wer der Menge tief scheinen möchte, bemüht sich um Dunkelheit." - Friedrich Nietzsche, Die fröhliche Wissenschaft shot by iPhone ————————— #igarchitecture #fineart #fineartphotography #fineart_architecture #fineart_photo #iphonephotos #iphoneartists #igarchitecture #likes4likes #l4l #shoutout4shoutout #tagsforlikes #theimaged #depthobsessed #way2ill #igtones #igtones5k #milliondollarvisuals #heatercentral #moodygrams #depthobsessed #citykillerz #atlasobscura #ig_photooftheday #photooftheday #现代艺术 #街头艺术
Before I started rooftopping photography, I used to press the shutter on the ground like many people. I have confidence in my coloring-technique, however,if you have read my first post, you may realize the viewing angle is equally important to photography. #way2ill #igtones #igtones5k #milliondollarvisuals #heatercentral #moodygrams #depthobsessed #atlasobscura #visualobsession #ig_photooftheday #photooftheday #earthinfinite #visualperfectionists #cityscape #citykillerz #citykillerz5k #urbex #urbexworld #urbanexploration #onlyforluxury #visualsoflife #visualart #visualoftheday #explorermore #gramsonwalls #avg_aurora #fujifilmx100s
Wer mit Ungeheuern kämpft, mag zusehn, dass er nicht dabei zum Ungeheuer wird. Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst,blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein. —Friedrich Nietzsche, Jenseits von Gut und Böse first time to enter @ippawards 😇 ———————————————————— #ippawards #ippawards2018 #iphoneonly #iphonephotographyawards2018 #shotoniphone #vsco #vscocam #snapseed #snapseededitors #igarchitecture #fineart #fineartphotography #fineart_architecture #fineart_photo #iphonephotos #iphoneartists #igarchitecture #unsplash #atlasobscura #ig_photooftheday #photooftheday #createtheextraordinary #当代艺术
‘Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein. ’ - Friedrich Nietzsche, Jenseits von Gut und Böse. ——————————————————— #igarchitecture #fineart #fineartphotography #fineart_architecture #fineart_photo #iphonephotos #iphoneartists #igarchitecture #likes4likes #l4l #shoutout4shoutout #tagsforlikes #theimaged #depthobsessed #way2ill #igtones #igtones5k #milliondollarvisuals #heatercentral #moodygrams #depthobsessed #citykillerz #atlasobscura #ig_photooftheday #photooftheday #visualperfectionists
Zzyzx Mineral Springs and Health Spa - October 2016. This long abandoned “healthspa” (health utopian healing center) was an off the beaten path discovery. From 1944-1974, Curtis Howe Springer advertised his resort as a place for healing and pushed his “Mo-hair” tonic, claiming to help grow hair for bald men; it was a sham and, ultimately, the government closed him down. Many if the old buildings and pool remain and open to be explored! • • • • • #zzyzx #zzyzxmineralspringsandhealthspa #joeslaadventures #lakereflection #abc7eyewitness #foxla #gooddayla #reflection #reflections #reflecting_perfection #losangeles #laphotographer #conquer_la #createcommune #artofvisuals #visualambassadors #explorecalifornia #explorela #thingstodoinla #visitla #ilovela #simplyadventure #ourplanetdaily #atlasobscura #wonderful_places #healthspa
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