Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

Around the World in 8 Wondrously Uncrowded Beaches
The Neptune Bar before the party
The green sand on Papakōlea.
The detailed masonry of prewar Liverpool is gradually being washed away.
View from the top of the cliff.
Blåvand Beach Bunker Mules.
One of many penguin colonies on Bertha's Beach.

Around the World in 8 Wondrously Uncrowded Beaches

Here, social distancing is all but guaranteed.


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8 Great Gargoyles and Grotesques to Both Terrify and Amuse
Darth Vader grotesque on the northwest tower of the Washington National Cathedral.
Service of Park Grove Manor.
An alien emerges from the abbey.
The Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle
Carlisle Cathedral policeman grotesque
Heart eyes.

8 Great Gargoyles and Grotesques to Both Terrify and Amuse

Not all the church-clinging beasties are so bad.


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10 Post Offices Worth Writing Home About
A display of Antarctic Rations
Abandoned Jerome Post Office
Englewood Post Office
Ochopee Post Office
Grimshawes Post Office.
Photo taken on Obscura Day, April 9, 2011

10 Post Offices Worth Writing Home About

Mail hubs big and small still do the essential work of connecting folks.


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History Tour: Adventures at the Poles
Looking down into the lava lake
An etching of the expedition
Modern view of the Cape Royds Hut.
The grave of Scott, Wilson and Bowers

History Tour: Adventures at the Poles

The race to the ends of the Earth, in 14 remarkable places.


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The Most Remote Restaurants in the World

The Most Remote Restaurants in the World

Get away from it all—except the food.


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History Tour: Revisiting the Revolutionary War
Paul Revere Lantern, on view at the Concord Museum.
The Reference Room
The Corbin monument is near West Point's neoclassical Old Chapel.
Mural at the lot where the mass grave is located
Plaque close-up.

History Tour: Revisiting the Revolutionary War

18 places to contemplate the roots of the American experiment.


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