Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

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.
City Hall Station

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.
The New York 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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Even Midtown Manhattan Has Its Secrets
Can you hear it?
The beautifully tiled Art Deco tunnel hidden underneath 34th street.
Known as a "Zip Tube" this carries the book requests down to the stacks many floors below.
The secret entrance to the Knickerbocker Hotel (detail)
Grimy, smokey patch left behind after cleaning

Even Midtown Manhattan Has Its Secrets

There are treasures hidden in plain sight in America's most commercial neighborhood.


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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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