Atlas Obscura Lists

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8 Cool Shops in Paris
Le Bachelor takes a break while arranging new merchandise at Sape & Co
Jacques Noël
LaBeL RéCuP' store front.
Shakespeare And Company bookshop situated at 37 rue de la Bûcherie, in the 5th arrondissement.
Paris Bird Market

8 Cool Shops in Paris

Wonderfully unique stores to visit in the City of Lights.


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9 Cool Shops in London
Twinings tea shop on the Strand.
The Old Curiosity Shop
The Burlington Arcade Beadles
Lock & Co.
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

9 Cool Shops in London

Wonderfully unique stores to visit in the English capital.


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7 Cool Shops in Chicago
Shop window of Merz Apothecary.
Woolly Mammoth Antiques and Oddities
This is what Myopic books looks like.
The exterior of the new store

7 Cool Shops in Chicago

Wonderfully unique stores to visit in the Second City.


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11 Homes Transformed Into Amazing Mosaics
(Flickr/andreakw)
The bathroom
Some of the decorations include broken crockery that have been priced back together
Mosaics stretching across every wall of the house

11 Homes Transformed Into Amazing Mosaics

If you own your property, why not bedazzle it?


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12 Places in Europe That Will Inspire Wanderlust
East Highgate
Catacombes de Paris.
Speciality shop in scientific and pharmaceutical objects.
Tivoli carousel.

12 Places in Europe That Will Inspire Wanderlust

These unique European destinations are the places our readers said they most want to visit.


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8 Cool Shops in San Francisco
Handbound Books made by students at San Francisco Center for the Book
Paxton Gate Exterior
Audra Kunkle mounts some specimens in a workspace above the store.
Boutique below and legs above
Touchpad for the vending machine

8 Cool Shops in San Francisco

Wonderfully unique stores to visit in SF.


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