Anika Burgess's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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salt

The Startling Colors and Abstract Shapes of Salt Ponds

Masterpieces from above.
April 18, 2018
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soviet history

The Overlooked Wonders of Soviet-Era Industrial Design

Space-themed vacuum cleaners, and more.
April 13, 2018
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pigeons

New York City's Pigeons, Like You've Never Seen Them Before

They're ready for their close-up.
April 10, 2018
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forests

Enchanting Illustrations Carved From Old Books

Open the covers to a world of holloways, moonlit leaves, and forest creatures.
April 6, 2018
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russia

30,000 Hidden Images Reveal the World of a Soviet-Era Photographer

The secret trove of film and negatives, stashed in a Russian attic.
April 2, 2018
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signs

A Last Look at Ireland's Disappearing Storefronts

Photographing the colors and typography of traditional Irish shops.
March 29, 2018
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visual

Exploring Iceland's Beautiful, Desolate Westfjords

Abandoned homes in dramatic landscapes.
March 23, 2018
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storms

Photographing a Stormy Sea in All Its Mythic Glory

Relentlessly imposing waves.
March 21, 2018
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landscapes

12 Otherworldly Landscapes From the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Beautifully surreal images.
March 16, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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coffee

Decoding the Design History of Your Coffee Cup Lid

It's a modern marvel.
March 13, 2018
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islands week

The Libraries That Preserve the History of Small Islands

Tiny islands, great archives.
March 9, 2018
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islands week

Diving Into Estonia's Abandoned Underwater Prison

A former Soviet labor camp is now partially flooded, like an island in the middle of a lake.
March 7, 2018
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civil war

How Photographs Printed on Paper Changed 19th-Century America

Shareable images have always had an impact.
March 2, 2018
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propaganda

The Art of Chinese Propaganda Posters

A glimpse inside the collection of Shaomin Li, artist and dissident.
February 23, 2018
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mythology

One Artist's Mission to Illustrate All the World's Mythical Beasts

Squonks, Lindworms, Dijiangs, and more.
February 21, 2018
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greece

Rediscovering the Blazingly Bright Colors of Ancient Sculptures

And why most of us grew up believing classical sculpture is white.
February 14, 2018
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archive

Unseen 1960s Photos of London's East End

A hidden archive of glorious Kodachrome, rediscovered.
February 12, 2018
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visual

Finding the Beauty in Nordic Ruins

Stark, wintry photographs of Northern Europe’s abandoned buildings.
February 7, 2018
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maps

Charting the Geography of Classic Literature

A new exhibit focuses on maps of fictional worlds.
January 31, 2018
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racism

How Photographers Captured the Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII

A new exhibition examines a dark history.
January 26, 2018
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camouflage

The Painstaking Process Behind Those Wild WWI Naval Paint Jobs

"Dazzle" paint was first tested on tiny model ships.
January 19, 2018
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hair art

The Intricate Craft of Using Human Hair for Jewelry, Art, and Decoration

Your guide to the four techniques of hair work.
January 12, 2018
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ireland

The Secret Paths That Led Ireland’s Catholics to Forbidden Mass

Passages to salvation from a time of persecution.
January 10, 2018
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women's health

Student Life at the First Medical College for Women

The pioneering women who faced jeers and discrimination to become doctors.
January 4, 2018