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Photo of the Week: Obelisk Obsession

In the Photo of the Week feature, we highlight an exceptionally amazing photograph submitted by an Atlas Obscura user.

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The origins of this strange collection of spires — known colloquially as the “Cement Cemetery” — are unknown, however their mystery has been capturing the imagination of Winnipeg locals for decades. Atlas Obscura user prairiegal has been enthralled with the enigmatic location for most of her life, and had this to say about the stark photograph she took of the concrete obelisks:

“This photo was taken with a Holga plastic camera on expired slide film at the Cement Cemetery, which is probably my favorite shooting location in Winnipeg. I used to hang out here when I was a teenager (longer ago than I care to admit) and its dystopian creepiness keeps drawing me back as an adult. I probably have 300 photos of this spot from all angles and in all seasons.”

CEMENT CEMETERY, Winnipeg, Canada


Thanks to all of our adventurous users who keep submitting such amazing shots! Want to have your photograph featured? Keep adding your captures to our ever-growing compendium of wondrous places (just click the “Edit This Place” link at the bottom of each place). And watch here each Friday for another Photo of the Week