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One-Line Adventures [July 24]

Our team at Atlas Obscura is always exploring the overlooked and unexpected, whether in our own backyards or in far-flung locales. In the One-Line Adventures feature, we send out some quick dispatches of recent discoveries.

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“In Los Angeles, even the junkyards get in on the act when it comes to a flair for the dramatic — this is the Sun Valley Pick Your Part’s homage to Bonnie and Clyde, suspended just above the razor wire.” — Rachel James [Editor-in-Chief, Places]

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“Wandering around Soho in New York I spotted this mobile sculpture by Sergio Furnari parked on West Broadway at Spring Street. Completed in 2001, it pays homage to Charles C. Ebbets’ 1932 photograph of Rockefeller Center workmen eating lunch on a 69th floor girder.” — Ella Morton [Head Writer, Book Team]

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“I’ve spent my whole life driving past the Grave Digger’s Dungeon, but only a couple days ago — at age 29 — did finally I get to ride on their monster truck course.”
— Sarah Brumble [Tumblr Editor]

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“I found myself in the amazing wonderland of Oregon Country Fair, where occasionally packs of strange farm animals rove the streets.”
— Tre Balchowsky [Field Agent, San Francisco]

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“I went to the historic Park Plaza Hotel to attend the longest running masquerade ball in Los Angeles, the Labyrinth of Jareth, which pays homage to the 1986 fantasy film Labyrinth and is hands down the most elaborate cosplay gathering in southern California because everyone that attends is required to wear a costume — no exceptions.”
Robert Hemedes [Field Agent, Los Angeles]

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“London’s 19th century Grant Museum of Zoology is full of curious specimens and preparations, but perhaps none quite so picturesque as a jar full of moles, 18 in all.”
Michelle Enemark [Graphic Design, Video Production]

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“While making a pitstop on my way driving back to New York City, I stumbled upon New Paltz’s historic Huguenot Street and the early burial ground of French settlers who fled religious persecution in Europe; these beautiful tombstones dated all the way back to the early 1700s.” — Megan Roberts [Head of New York Obscura Society]

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“If you want to go to an ethereal paradise, just take your Instagram filters to the Bronx’s Woodlawn Cemetery and let the light show you the way to the afterlife.”
— Allison Meier [Editor-in-Chief, Articles]

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“When your dentist’s office is in a historic Art Deco building with a Mayan theme, you look forward to cleanings.” — Beth Abdallah [Field Agent, San Francisco]


One-Line Adventures are snapshots of some recent explorations from the Atlas Obscura Team. Click here to see more >