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Not too many pic opps of the Lost and Forgotten Cemeteries of Los Angeles, but I’m stoked on the new lil bit of LA knowledge learned today. #iloveLA2018 #atlasobscura
The #Necropolis of the #Banditaccia evolved in a similar way to many cities, even though its residents were dead. As #Etruscan culture changed and advanced over a period of 600 years, their burial structures in this massive city of the dead followed suit. Just outside the modern city of Cerveteri in Rome Province, the sprawling 1000 acre complex began. 3000 years ago when Etruscan society was beginning to flourish, the simplest tombs were just small pits and holes, where ashes of the dead were kept. From there, the city expanded, requiring more architecture and even a bit of city planning. Soon, they moved to build #burial mounds scattered around the site, diversifying the landscape and creating an expansive city beneath the mountains in the background. The #mounds neatly tied nature to man, as they were often carved out of living rock or built out of earth. As the Etruscans grew even more powerful moving into the 6th century B.C.E, they began to make streets lining the area. Along the two main streets of the Necropolis, they built rows of square #tombs , each housing the remains of important people from their society. Resulting from these changes in burial style and architecture, is a whole city, built over 600 years. The slight changes in burial show impressive changes in power and wealth as well as custom, as the Etruscan civilization plunged toward their demise in the first centuries before the Romans overwhelmed them militarily. Easily accessible from #Cerveteri , the entire area has been dedicated as a #UNESCO #WorldHeritageSite . - #AtlasObscura #Italy #TombRaider
I've got to say, the cages in this zoo just didn't seem up to code
Thanks everyone who came out to see me and @jeremyhush at the @odditiesfleamarket and thanks @ryanmatthewcohn & @reginamariecohn for curating this awesome market!!! It was great to meet everyone!! Also got to play with this fluff at the last minute with the @atlasobscura girls from NY 🦇 #odditiesfleamarket #sophireaptress #atlasobscura #tarantula #spider
The delightful Robin Hood Diner has been slinging hash in the Catskills since the glory days of the Borscht Belt. Inside the woodsy Livingston Manor building is a classic diner with all the menu staples. This place is part of so many summer memories from the region’s “Dirty Dancing” resort heyday. I’m glad it’s stuck around long enough to see the revival of the Catskills. The sign is a gem — notice how the top part follows the outline of Robin Hood’s bow! It also echoes the geographical form of New York State. #retrologist #upstater #catskills #catskillsny
Our visit to the Abode of Chaos was really worth it. We posted a skull a few weeks ago, but there were other pieces too. Quotes on waste, different art stillages and beautiful works of art. I think Michèle was trying to call space here though 👽 ° << Who would be the first one you'd call when you could phone here? >> ☎️ ° ° ° ° ° #theadventuresofmisa #londoncalling #spacecalling #workofart #artsyfartsy #atlasobscura #theabodeofchaos #travelibro #artstillage #opinionatedart #artwithastory #instaart #telephone #callme #girlsthatwander #iedereenreisreporter #strangethings
An adventure a day keeps the doctor away 🗺️ #DiscoverHalifax ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ → Go to the link in our bio and tap this image for all your summer vacation inspiration needs! ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📍 Peggy's Cove, NS 📷: @jackiegreaney
There are numerous hikes around Kazbegi, one of the most spectacular being the trail that leads to Gergeti Glacier at the base of Mount Kazbek (5.033m). It is a hard 8km steep walk from the city, with a height difference of 1.300m, but the efforts are well worthy. I was rewarded with sumptuous views along the way. The best was yet to come! • On assignment for @lonelyplanet in #Georgia , one of the #BestInTravel2018 ! Kazbegi, Georgia
If you thought we were running out of waterfalls think again.
🌿Food for the body,food for the soul🍊 . The @atlasobscura is our favorite way to kick back and go on a journey to the quirkiest,most unexpected corners of the earth 🌏✈️- and what better way to do it than with a refreshing cold pressed juice! 🍃 . . #coldpressedjuice #healthylifestyle #juicecleanse #atlasobscura #travelguide
🕸Strolled through Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia with @onesizekillsall . It was established in 1853 and has a theme of Death being a Temporary Sleep . 🕸 Definitely check it out if you’re around Virginia , we spent hours there and could’ve stayed longer !
I bought a vertebrae.💀 #odditiesfleamarket #atlasobscura #gothic #bones
I met the Cat Coven ladies at the oddities flea market! 😸#odditiesfleamarket . #oddities #atlasobscura #cat_coven
Never say no to climbing stairs to see views like these, especially this view from a medieval church tower in Sibiu, Central Romania. • • • • #PPSecondStory @passionpassport #ig_romania #wonderful_places #sibiu #romania #jj_forum_2316
Beach day ☀️
Travels day 290 of 365. Visiting the garden of artist Veijo Rönkkönen who made over 500 sculptures in his time, half of which were of himself in different yoga poses! #visitfinland #finland #europeroadtrip #sculpturegarden #sculpturepark #yogi #yogapose #atlasobscura #weirdandwonderful #outdoorart #selfportrait #mosscovered #strikeapose #yogapose #yogaphotography
The Mongolian berkutchi or known to many as the eagle hunters are found in the Eurasian stepps of Mongolia. Most of them is found high in the altai mountains — there are well known as the Kazakh Eagle Hunters. They practice an ancient tradition of falconry, hunting using eagles. Magnificent bird that you can always see flying around the grasslands of Mongolia. Hoping one day i will comeback to Mongolia, to visit and immerse iwith eagle hunters way of life. #wanderingmermaid #fujifilmphotography #fujifilm #fujifilmph #fujifilmme #fujifilmseries #travel #adventures #igers #hello_worldpics #worldtravel #worldtraveler #atlasobscura #passionpassport #girlsthatwander #sheisnotlost #mongolia #shareyourparadise #travelgram #landscapephotography #desertlife #nomad #nomadlife #thekhanlife #eagle #eaglehunter #aves #hunting
Reminiscing.
Inside a subterranean nissen hut that was used to store important documents during wW2. Located inside a chalk mine 20m down below Emmer Green in Reading. Pentax K1 Manfrotto 55 Carbon Scurion 1500 lighting #ww2 #history #heritage #nissen #subterranean #underground #abandon #abandoned #itsabandoned #urbexplaces #ig_urbex #hidden #forgotten #atlasobscura #bbcculture #ukshots #unitedkindom #bbcbritain #historicengland #urbex_kings
Throwback to Origins, hanging out at the Numbers Garden in Columbus, Ohio. 0️⃣1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣
Two of my favorite items seems at yesterday’s, “Dissecting History at that Legacy Center.” These two buzzard paintings by a former physician hanging in offices and classrooms. The event was Wonderfully done @brandozim @drexelmedarchives and @elllebele ! #drexelmedarchives #dissectinghistory #atlasobscura #susurrusdin #philadelphia #philly #medical #medicalhistory
Besides being totally drenched in Bregenz yesterday, I took an amazing walk during the day between rain showers and discovered lots of well manicured flower gardens!! 🌿🌸🍃🌼🌱🌺 head over to my #IGTV to see my new video: Flowers of Bregenz!
As we drove to the summit of Jabal Shams - Oman’s highest point, these windy paved roads turned to dusty and precipitous dirt paths. 👀 It was the first time on our road trip that we needed to engage the 4WD button. Was a bit of a learning curb for me but it didn’t take long before I was zipping up and around every corner. ⛰ •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Oman Travel Series - Adventure Travel Blog - DomOnTheGo.com •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #AdventureTravel #AdventureTravels #AdventureTraveller #AdventureAnywhere #Travelspiration #Oman #OmanRoadtrip #OmanHolidays #OmanAdventure #ExperienceOman #VisitOman #TravelStyle #BeautyHasAnAddress #GetOutdoors #4WDAdventure #JabalShams #JebelShams #gayadventure #GayTravel #Mountainscape #MiddleEastAdventure #AdventureInspired #HajarMountains #TheCultureTrip #cnntravel #atlasobscura #travelblogger #StayCurious #MeetTheWorld
✔️SKYDIVING —- You know what’s scarier than jumping out of a plane? Watching your best friend jump out first 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺
#selfie with Harriett, the world’s first fully dissected and preserved human #nervoussystem - Harriet Cole, the anatomist Rufus Weaver’s cleaning lady, donated her body to science. He made her world famous by winning an award for this work at the 1893 World’s Fair, the Colombian Exhibition in Chicago. I met her at Brandon Zimmerman’s “Human Dissection” Atlas Obscura event at Drexel/Hahnemann/Woman’s Medical College in Philadelphia. #serialkiller #hhholmes may have stared into these same eyes, as his #murdercastle was in full swing at that time in the #whitecity . #reflection #selfiesunday #selphie #selfiesunday #worldsfair #reflections @drexelmedarchives #atlasobscura @brandozim #dissection #dissecting #mcp #drexel #hahnemann #remains #medicalscience #victorian #etoe_2 #darkphotography #cadaver #whyilovephilly #dismal_disciples #gloomy_side_views #ethereal_moods #voodoo_society #organdonation #organdonor
„Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.“ Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland . . #atlasobscura for #breakfast . . #weekend #qualitytime #booklover #book #bookworm #coffee #sunday #sundaymorning #happytime . . #quotes #lewiscarroll #aliceinwonderland . . #hey_ihadtosnapthat #gramoftheday #from_your_perspective . . #elpepperphotography
Warrior I | Markaska 🇭🇷 Croatia was an amazing week of beach bum vibes; stunning views; and hilarious road trip adventures! Until next time xo 🏝 🧜🏽‍♀️
Built between 1896 - 1898 after the designs of Peter Paul van Brang, the Chief Architect of the Austrian Imperial Court, the Casino was the pride of Vatra Dornei (Bad Dorna) and the delight of the resort's visitors. It remained open to the public until late 1980s, when the restoration started. The project was later stopped due to lack of funds and administrative issues. Today, although #derelict , it is still the main landmark of the resort. . 📷 @alexandrejacobb & Salvati Cazinoul Vatra Dornei | @dornaart 👏. . . 🏛 #TheOtherCasinos 🏛 The #CasinoRush began in Romania around 1900. Dozens of historical casinos were built in little #spatowns , for the fun and pleasure of visitors. But after the Second World War, these once richly #decorated and lavishly furnished gems #lost their utility and were remodeled to fit other functions. Over the years, most of them became #abandoned , just like #cazinoconstanta . More than 30 historical casinos still survive, but only a handful are properly used.
Aşırı sıcak bir istanbul sabahında Pazar düşleri 💭🎵Kaputaş 💙💚 İyi Pazarlar! . 🎵BadBadNotGood•Structure No.3 @badbadnotgood #gezicigunlukmusic #gezicigunlukkaşkalkan #kaputaş
#giantginger in the geographic center of the northwest hemisphere 🌐
Last night was an exhausting but wonderful experience! It rained right as Carmen started and continued mostly throughout the whole show! The singers and dancers didn’t miss a beat! Next time, without the rain, ya? 😅☔️ #lakeview #1000thingsinaustria
The church sitting above Kazbegi at 2.200m, Tsminda Sameba, must be Georgia’s most emblematic sight. As the sun sets slowly behind Mount Kazbek, the soft evening light wrapping the valley and the surrounding mountains of its golden tones. Everything was touched with magic. • On assignment for @lonelyplanet in #Georgia , one of the #BestInTravel2018 ! Kazbegi, Georgia
An adventure at Holy Land USA had been on my bucket list for years. Abandoned since the mid 1980s, the Christian theme park is frequently featured on top ten lists of sites for urban exploration. The crumbling remains sit on the peak of a hill in one of Waterbury’s more downtrodden neighborhoods. It’s focal point is a 56-foot cross. Barbed wire hugs the base of the massive structure, wrapping around “our lady of peace.” The park is something quite different from the biblical world brought to life by local attorney, John Baptist Greco over 60 years ago. Headless statues and dilapidated buildings make it difficult to imagine that Holy Land USA used to welcome 40,000 visited annually.
"I miss you". My favorite 3 words in any language. Saying them and hearing them plunge me into my 3 favorite feelings: nostalgia, melancholy and gratitude. . . . . . . . . #colorfulhouses #worldwonders  #neverstopexploring  #beautifuldestinations  #passionpassport  #wondermore  #welltraveled  #travelstroke  #huffpostgram  #mytravelgram  #lifewelltravelled  #visitnovascotia  #novascotia  #prettyhouses  #AtlanticCanada  #ExploreCanada  #halifaxns  #Canada  #EastCoast  #travelinspo  #instatravel  #tlpicks  #sharecangeo  #canadasworld  #imagesofcanada  #atlasobscura  #travelerschoice  #capebreton  #maritimes
SAVE THE DATE, 9/7/18 for @atlasobscura lecture at @theconventphilly , “I Am Your God Now” about cults movements with a focus on cults with a connected to Philadelphia #cults #newreligiousmovements #cult leaders #theconventphilly #atlasobscura #susurrusdin #philadelphia #philly #susurrusdin
The ever intriguing “Harriet’s Nerves.” This first of its kind preparation of a human nervous system was awarded a ribbon at the 1893 World’s Fair, Colombian Exposition. Did H.H. Holmes himself gaze into these unblinking eyes? #atlasobscura #drexelmedarchives #medicalhistory #susurrusdin #harrietsnerves #medical
I could hear the collective oohs and aahs at a distance as I strayed away from the guided tour; the cheerful guide led the flock from one opulent room to another at the Romanian Parliament in Bucharest. The slightly open window called my attention. The parliament building, promoted as the heaviest structure in the world (and second largest building after the Pentagon) is just as grandiose from the outside. Notice the two smokers taking a break for scale. • • • • #PPSecondStory @passionpassport #ig_bucharest #ig_romania #romania #jj_forum_2316
Always these tiny hidden corners of Los Angeles (I am so glad to be home!!!). #losangeles #dtla #atlasobscura #expedition #arcade
It’s always a treat to be back in the mountains of Virginia, and this is hands down one of my favorite places in them. I’ve stopped here countless times and it never gets old. Each time of year, the time of day, the weather, the amount of water coming over the falls, the other people there...make for a different experience every time. 👣🍃💦 • • • • • #FallingSpringFalls #BlueRidgeDay #igdaily #instagood #photooftheday #LoveVA #naturalvirginia #Virginia #adventurenthusiasts #MySouthernLiving #virginiacities #VirginiaIsBeautiful #thesouthernfolk #gooutsideandplay #virginiaoutdoors #scenicvirginia #virginialiving #explorethefifty #virginiaofinsta #bns_usa #protectingparks #experience_outdoors #onlyinvirginia #NBC12andme #DCadventureclub #amazing_shots #atlasobscura #TravelTheSouth #waterfall #SWVA
Casual Friday night 🎣
Brandon Zimmerman gave a wonderful lecture on the history of human dissection (fun stuff!) today as an Atlas Obscura event at Drexel/Hahnemann/Woman’s Medical College in Philadelphia. These are #medicalstudents at Woman’s Medical College -America’s first #medicalschool for #women (later Medical College of Pennsylvania) back in the day. We were treated to wonderful vintage photos, books, tools, specimens, and other artifacts from Victorian medical training. The chronological lecture began with alchemy in the 15th century - who knew lead tastes sweet?! What @atlasobscura has planned for its next #Philly event remains to be seen (#punintended ) @drexelmedarchives #atlasobscura @brandozim #dissection #dissecting #mcp #drexel #hahnemann #skeletal #skeleton #remains #medicalscience #graverobber #victorian #vintagephoto #vintagephotography #etoe_2 #darkphotography #cadaver #whyilovephilly #bones #dismal_disciples #gloomy_side_views #ethereal_moods #voodoo_society #alchemy
Today, I went to the Legacy Center Archives of Drexel University College of Medicine for an Atlas Obscura event where I got to see some pretty remarkable things, including "Harriet" -- the very first anatomical preparation of the nervous system. It was....in a word...neat. #drexelmedarchives #dissectinghistory #atlasobscura #atlasobscuraphilly @drexelmedarchives @brandozim @susurrusdin
Never met a tarantula I didn’t like 🖤🕷🖤 #odditiesfleamarket #atlasobscura
Don Justo has been actively building his cathedral for 57 years and I can’t even decide on what to watch on Netflix ⛪️ . . . . . . . #madrid #españa #catedral #donjusto #fe #mejoradadelcampo #spain #travel #wanderlust #atlasobscura
Weekend adventure - 40 cars in a “car forest” in the middle of the Nevada desert. 😯#MyNevada #travelnevada #adventure #travelwriter #travelblogger #vegas #unique #bucketlist #atlasobscura #desert #desertsouthwest #carforest
Ancient Hawaiian Jacuzzi anyone? 😛 I’m still not sure what exactly is this and how did it get there...
My favorite image today. Harriet Cole was an African-American woman who worked as a cleaning lady at Hahnemann Medical College in the 1880s. When she died from tuberculosis at age 35, Dr. Rufus B. Weaver, the resident professor of anatomy, painstakingly extracted her entire nervous system over the course of five months. Part of the Atlas Obscura Society Philly: Dissecting History hosted by @brandozim @atlasobscura @susurrusdin #dissectinghistory #atlasobscura #dissection #cadaver #vintagephoto #photo #medicalphoto #earlyphoto #oldpic
Fantastic doodle of a 19th century medical student. Part of the Atlas Obscura Society Philly: Dissecting History hosted by @brandozim @atlasobscura @susurrusdin #dissectinghistory #atlasobscura
The best table under the Greek sun 🍇
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