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.
“Last week, I visited Toluca, Mexico and discovered the Cosmovitral, which is a botanical garden enclosed in gigantic stained glass windows that would put most churches to shame.”
— Robert Hemedes [Field Agent, Los Angeles]
“During a glorious four-day jaunt through Olympic National Park, we made it a special mission to see as many of the park’s 11 world’s-largest tree species as possible — this is Atlas Founder Dylan Thuras at the base of the world’s largest spruce for scale.” — Michelle Enemark [Graphic Design, Video Production]
“While visiting Tumblr Editor, Sarah Brumble in Minneapolis, we adventured to the strange and amazing Franconia Sculpture Park where we could climb on, spin on, swing on, and enjoy acres of large scale sculptures.” — Tre Balchowsky [Field Agent, San Francisco]
“Even watching Logan’s Run, which uses the Modernist landscape as a futuristic set in its dystopian world, didn’t prepare me for how monumentally strange it is to descend into the Philip Johnson-designed Fort Worth Water Gardens, where 19,000 gallons of water cycle each minute.” — Allison Meier [Articles Editor]