Atlas Obscura Lists

Atlas Obscura Lists

Handy Guides to the World's Most Curious Places

A Storybook Tour of London's Literary Past
The Paddington Bear statue at Paddington station.
The central interior of Leadenhall Market
221b, Baker Street
Peter Pan is the boy who never grows up.
The house was built in 1700.

A Storybook Tour of London's Literary Past

Page through England's capital city with Potter, Poppins, Paddington, and Pan.


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25 Places Commemorating Women Who Were Ahead of Their Time
Admiral Grace Hopper's bug.
Angelus Temple
Monument and park dedicated to Dr. McCarroll with plaque detailing her deeds
Jeju Mermaids

25 Places Commemorating Women Who Were Ahead of Their Time

These career ladies hammered cracks into the glass ceiling.


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The Oldest Living Things in the World
Pando, the Trembling Giant
Some of the "Humongous Fungus"
Old Tijikko.
Methuselah Tree.
Prometheus Tree Stump

The Oldest Living Things in the World

Fifteen places to find some of the most ancient life on Earth.


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12 Tokyo Concept Cafés That Go Way Beyond Cats and Maids
Alcatraz ER
The "sweets-go-round" looking into the Milk Stand.
The front of Brasserie Kyushoku Toban
Catholic iconography at Christon Café.

12 Tokyo Concept Cafés That Go Way Beyond Cats and Maids

Think monsters and fembots instead.


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A Tour of Spectacular 1970s Art Made From the Landscape Itself
Winter Solstice 2019
Double Negative's north trench

A Tour of Spectacular 1970s Art Made From the Landscape Itself

Eight places to witness the incredible ambition of the Southwest land art movement.


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33 Places Famous for the Scandals That Occurred There
Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast/Museum
Parking space D32, where the secret meetings between Bob Woodward and Mark “Deep Throat” Felt took place.
An example of a sheet of LSD.
The Villisca Axe Murder House
The Salsa Bar
The foot bridge where dead drops occurred.

33 Places Famous for the Scandals That Occurred There

Death, money, sex—it's all here.


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