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One-Line Adventures of Summer

As we say farewell to the months of summer and set course for autumn, this week’s One-Line Adventures from the Atlas Obscura team focus on the sometimes dangerous, always memorable, adventures of summers present and past.

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“One of the greatest summer adventures of my life was hiking in the idyllic Swiss Alps, taking photos of every wildflower we passed, chasing butterflies, lunching on bread, cheese and sausage procured from a nearby farm, cooling off under a waterfall, making friends with goats, watching and listening to the crash of avalanches on distant peaks, and wandering till our legs wobbled with our 197’s 3D camera in tow.” — Michelle Enemark [Graphic Design, Video Production]

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“Along with several others from Team Atlas, I spend almost every summer operating an actual Thunderdome at Burning Man. This photo is Senior Editor Annetta Black and myself demonstrating that the ‘Days Since Last Injury’ sign has never read anything but zero, thanks to a never-ending stream of willing fighters and accident-prone crew members like ourselves.” — Rachel James [Editor-in-Chief, Places]

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“The highlight of my summers growing up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, was undoubtably the thrill of the June biplane fly in, where the colorful little planes would suddenly appear against the broad blue sky, and those adventurous enough could even sit in the open cockpits for a looping ride.” — Allison Meier [Editor, Articles]

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“This summer my sister and I spent a week in Krakow, Poland, where we made multiple trips up Krakus Mound. In addition to providing an incredible view of the city, this mysterious hill supposedly contains the remains of medieval prince Krakus, the first ruler of Krakow.”
Ella Morton [Head Writer, Book Team] 

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“Hidden under a carpet in the parish church in the delightfully named town of Oddington, England, I discovered the 16th century memento mori brass of Ralph Hamsterley, the last of its wormy, cadaverous kind. Of course I took a rubbing.” — Annetta Black [Obscura Society Mastermind, Senior Editor]

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“The highlight of this summer for me was Bonaventure Cemetery on the outskirts of Savannah — I was able to visit right when it opened for the day and it was filled with Victorian era statuary and Spanish moss-laden trees.” — Robert Hemedes [Field Agent, Los Angeles]

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“When I packed up my two cats and everything I could fit in a rented mini van and drove 3,000 miles from Rochester, New York, to my new home in San Francisco, I was fortunate enough to have the luxury to hit three national parks in two days including Monument Valley in Utah.” — Beth Abdallah [Field Agent, San Francisco]


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