Atlas Obscura Lists
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Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

39 Places That Will Warp Your Perspective of Time
Just before the door was shut on the Crypt of Civilization.
Entrance
The Long Now Orrery
The front of the World Clock

39 Places That Will Warp Your Perspective of Time

Some of these spots have been around for thousands of years, while others will exist for millennia to come.


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A Rat Lover's Tour of the World
Rats of Karni Mata Temple
Paxton Gate Exterior
Albino Squirrels of Olney, Illinois
Monument to the Laboratory Mouse.

A Rat Lover's Tour of the World

15 places where rodents are celebrated, feared, preserved, and studied.


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7 Hidden Tunnels Under Government Buildings
FDR's bedroom inside the Treasury vault
Dashes mark the old tunnel, solid lines are the newer ones
Los Angeles Tunnels
The tunnels all look slightly differiently
Approximate location of the tunnel marked in yellow.

7 Hidden Tunnels Under Government Buildings

The literal underbelly of public agencies.


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19 Unusual Hotels in California
Look familiar?
The ivy covered hotel.
Hotel Vertigo
Mid Eastern-themed billiards room
The Westin St. Francis Hotel. (Wikimedia Commons)
The former Cecil Hotel.

19 Unusual Hotels in California

Remarkable places to stay—or at least visit—in the Golden State.


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Unique Cemeteries in New York
Overlooking New York Harbor.
Gravestone at Trinity Churchyard.
New York City Marble Cemetery

Unique Cemeteries in New York

Famous and historic graveyards to visit in the five boroughs.


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Old Cemeteries in Paris
Montmartre cemetery
Le Cimetière du Calvaire is Paris' oldest and smallest cemetery.
The Fountain of the Innocents is one of the few surviving pieces of the lost cemetery.
Chapel at the Cimetière de Picpus

Old Cemeteries in Paris

Historic graveyards to visit in the City of Lights.


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