Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

A Tour of the World's Most Delightful Domes
Gol Gumbaz
Cutaway watercolors of the present day dome
Boudhanath Stupa
(Flickr/Picolo121)

A Tour of the World's Most Delightful Domes

17 half-spheres that do round right.


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The World Turned Upside Down
Upside Down House
Cow up a Tree, Australian history and humor
The upside-down fig tree.
Upside Down Traffic Light in Syracuse, New York.
The Upside Forest of Glacier Gardens

The World Turned Upside Down

8 places that flip everyday objects on their heads.


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A History of American Safety and Security
Miniature police and fire department.
Spiral staircase - Fort Delaware
Ponce Inlet Light

A History of American Safety and Security

Safety’s a priority at these six destinations.


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A Global Tour of Remarkable Musical Instruments
The Sidewalk Harp.
The Organ

A Global Tour of Remarkable Musical Instruments

These 19 sonic contraptions are well worth experiencing in person.


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The Most Unusual Museums in Mexico City
Can of floor and furniture wax
The Museo de Arte Popular's atrium
(Flickr/Juan Barrios)
Museo del Juguete Antiguo México
Trotsky's study where he was assassinated
Cabeza de Juárez

The Most Unusual Museums in Mexico City

The weird side of the capital's vibrant museum scene.


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A Road Trip Through the Constantly Evolving History of Technology
Hewlett and Packard started working in the garage in 1938
Maria
Blue Waters Supercomputer
Photo by James Woodcock.
Display at the National Electronics Museum
Solar Two Power Tower

A Road Trip Through the Constantly Evolving History of Technology

Each stop along the way was built by and made for exceptional minds.


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