Join Us Around the World on Saturday, March 20, 2010
Clear your calender for Obscura Day, and join us as we celebrate curious places all around the world.
We’re getting access to private collections, exploring hidden treasures, and leading expeditions to places that aren’t normally open to visitors. In Philadelphia, we’ll get a special back-room tour of the Mutter Museum. In Tokyo, we’ll be exploring the world’s largest underground drainage system. In London, we’ll be taking a walking tour of the lost River Fleet. Outside of Los Angeles, Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG will be leading an expedition to investigate a vast, unbuilt suburb in the Mojave desert. Near Chicago, Jim Onan will be guiding us through his eccentric six-story gold-plated pyramid house.
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The bats fly at sunset from the Congress Street Bridge in Boston - cc licenced photo http://bit.ly/dqVJ0N
We have Obscura Day events lined up in 27 cities so far. Our goal is to spread Obscura Day to dozens more cities on every continent. To do that we need your help. Let us know if you’d like to organize an Obscura Day event in your hometown, and we’ll help you plan it.
A Few of the Cities where Obscura Day is Happening:
… and many more in the works to be announced soon.
A peek into London’s long lost Fleet River
Don’t See Anything Near You? Organize an Event!
The events we’ve set up so far are just the beginning. We want you to go forth into your community, find the wonders in your backyard, and share them with the world. To find out how you can put the wheels in motion in your own hometown, visit ObscuraDay.com and let us know what you’re thinking. We’ll work with you to sort out the details.
Watch it Unfold
Everywhere Obscura Day is happening we’ll be posting photos, blogging, and tweeting – and we hope you will too, so that we can all share in each city’s finds. Follow us and join in on Twitter and Facebook.
RSVP to Save Your Space
These events may fill up fast. Click on an event above to RSVP, so that we know you’re coming… and to get more details about events as Obscura Day nears.