Our team at Atlas Obscura is always exploring the overlooked and unexpected, whether in our own backyards or in far-flung locales. In One-Line Adventures, we send out some quick dispatches of recent discoveries.
“No one can know how many anonymous hands turned the late 1800s bluestone shards into the spiral staircase, throne room, arched doorways, firepits, and benches of Dibble’s Quarry, nor can guess how many hikers since have rested weary bones on the cold royal seats, holding court while balanced on centuries of loose rock in the middle of the Vermont woods — but one thing about this eerie and magical is for sure; Dibble’s Quarry invites the imagination to linger.” — Michelle Enemark [Graphic Design, Video Production]
“On our last day in the Yucatán Peninsula, we found ourselves wandering alone through the Sian Ka´an Biosphere, gazing at the Mayan Ruins of Muyil, and dreaming of the 70 other structures believed to be hidden beneath the jungle.” — Erin Johnson [Field Agent, Los Angeles]
“The first snow falls on crumbling St. Patrick’s Cemetery, the final resting place of Grass Valley, California’s rowdy Gold Rush-era Irish Catholic.” — Rachel James [Editor-in-Chief, Places]
“Surprisingly, this giant eye by Tony Tasset was hard to find in downtown Dallas, yet once you come upon its courtyard it’s pretty reality rattling, and yes, those workers are taking their lunch in its ocular shade.” — Allison C. Meier [Articles Editor]
“I went to The Citadel in Los Angeles to see the world’s tallest cut Christmas tree standing at 115 feet on a very busy Turkey Day night.” — Robert Hemedes [Field Agent, Los Angeles]