Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

20 of the World's Most Extraordinary Cheeses
Cherni Vit green cheese.

20 of the World's Most Extraordinary Cheeses

From Romanian caves to Swedish moose farms, dairy delicacies lurk in surprising places.


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12 Forgotten Desserts of Yesteryear
A Whirla-Whip creation, flavored with with Nutella.

12 Forgotten Desserts of Yesteryear

Indulge in these deserted sweets before they disappear for good.


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33 Deserted Places Around the World
The cinema in the Sinai Desert.
The deserted lighthouse.
Houses are covered with creepers in the deserted village.
The Eduard Bohlen, buried within a sea of sand.
Villa De Vecchi.

33 Deserted Places Around the World

These forsaken relics of another time are strangely beautiful.


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10 'Deserts' Hiding Where You Wouldn't Expect to Find Them
Desert of Maine
The Great Kobuk Sand Dunes.
The Lemnos desert.
Jockey's Ridge
A flyover of the dunes.
GR6 trail through multiple pigments Colorado Provencal

10 'Deserts' Hiding Where You Wouldn't Expect to Find Them

Sand in strange places.


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12 Places That Look Like Desserts
Lítla Dímun and its cloud.
It contains museums, a market, and a number of exhibits celebrating Russian art.
The Wedding Cake House.
Lake Hillier
Sand dunes...NOT snow!

12 Places That Look Like Desserts

Hidden gems that could jump off the map and onto your plate.


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8 Places You Wouldn't Expect to Find Giant Eggs
Solar Egg
The Eggs of Merry Bay by Sigurð Guðmundsson.
Eggs line the top of the building.
Marja with the egg
Riverside Roundabout
Explanation of the symbols used.

8 Places You Wouldn't Expect to Find Giant Eggs

It's the ultimate international Easter egg hunt.


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