philvid2's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
THE GASTRO OBSCURA BOOK An eye-opening journey through the history, culture, and places of the culinary world. Just released! The Gastro Obscura book is here! Order Now
Leaderboard Highlights
philvid2's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Chernobyl, Ukraine
1st
Places visited in Wellesley Island, New York
1st
Places visited in Regensburg, Germany
3rd
Places visited in Richmond, England
4th
Places visited in Stirling, Scotland
4th
Places edited in Odessa, Ukraine
4th
Places visited in Inverkeithing, Scotland
Loading map...
London, England

Temple Bar Memorial Dragon

The fierce beast perches atop a pedestal marking where the historic City of London gates once stood.
London, England

Panyer Boy

A mysterious carving from 17th-century London seemingly depicts a young boy sitting on a bread basket.
London, England

Elfin Oak

This ancient oak plays host to carvings of magical elves, gnomes, witches, and other creatures prominent in local folklore.
London, England

'Treatment Rooms' Mosaic House

This home on a quiet suburban street is completely covered with vibrant mosaics.
London, England

Cecil Court

A charming 17th-century alley lined with secondhand bookstores and antiquarian shops.
London, England

Goodwin's Court

An easily overlooked stretch of ornate window fronts and gaslight lamps that could be right from the pages of Dickens.
London, England

36 Blythe Road

Where Aleister Crowley attempted to seize the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in a mask and a kilt.
London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters.
Madrid, Spain

Tío Pepe Sign

For decades, Puerta del Sol has been illuminated by a giant, guitar-wielding bottle of sherry.
Madrid, Spain

El Oso y el Madroño (The Bear and the Strawberry Tree)

This sweet-toothed bear searching for snacks has been a symbol of Madrid for decades.
Istanbul, Turkey

Tünel

Climb a steep hill in 90 seconds on the second-oldest urban subway in the world.
Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina (Roman Cat Sanctuary)

Hundreds of lucky felines haunt the ruins where Caesar was murdered.
Glasgow, Scotland

The Trongate Cherub

An angelic, yet demonic-looking figurine presides over one of Glasgow's most ancient streets.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Tolbooth Tavern

Now home to a drinking establishment, this building has a macabre history.
Stirling, Scotland

Wolf Craig

A distinctive building that incorporates a mythical beast into its architecture.
Stirling, Scotland

Cowane's Hospital

This figure of a local merchant is said to reanimate and do a dance during Hogmanay.
Stirling, Scotland

The World's Oldest Football

Tucked away in this local museum is a piece of sporting equipment that dates to the 16th-century.
Inverkeithing, Scotland

Forth Bridge

A remarkable feat of Victorian engineering across the Firth of Forth.
Cologne, Germany

Senfmuseum (Mustard Museum)

This small condiment museum makes all manner of mustards with a 200-year-old mill.
Berlin, Germany

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

An imperial church bombed to ruins during WWII now stands as a jagged memorial.
Berlin, Germany

Soviet Memorial (Sowjetisches Ehrenmal)

For patriotic Russians, this memorial honoring defenders who died in the 1945 Battle of Berlin is the most sacred location outside of Russia.
Glenfinnan, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Now famous as the "Harry Potter bridge," this impressive concrete viaduct has long been an icon in its own right.
London, England

Peter Pan Statue

A statue marks the exact spot where The Boy Who Never Grows Up made his first literary appearance.
London, England

The Albert Bridge

Chelsea's soldiers were given strict orders when crossing this historic bridge.