Cedric's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Unusual adventures and hidden discoveries. Explore our 2018 trips now »
Leaderboard Highlights
Cedric's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Paris, France
1st
Places visited in Luxembourg
1st
Places visited in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
2nd
Places visited in France
3rd
Places visited in New York
3rd
Places visited in New York, New York
3rd
Places visited in Southampton, England
5th
Places visited in Brooklyn, New York
Loading map...
What looks like an ordinary building is actually a wall.
Paris, France

145 Rue Lafayette

What looks like a normal building is really a hollow facade hiding a subway vent.
48.8792, 2.3562
1950s Brown Derby on Wilshire Boulevard.
Los Angeles, California

Brown Derby

Outposts of this restaurant chain were shaped like jaunty chapeaus.
34.0623, -118.2975
The Venetian Room.
New York, New York

Venetian Room

This lavish room at NYC's French Embassy is a rare relic from the end of the Gilded Age.
40.7766, -73.9637
Potatoes on the tomb.
Paris, France

Grave of Antoine-Augustin Parmentier

The tomb of history's greatest potato promoter is surrounded by tubers.
48.8598, 2.3908
So many jellies
Monterey, California

Jellyfish Exhibit at Monterey Bay Aquarium

One of the most elaborate displays of Jellyfish is on display at the aquarium.
36.6176, -121.9012
Treaty of Paris Plaque
Paris, France

Treaty of Paris Plaque

A simple plaque on the facade is the only reminder that the treaty ending the American Revolution was signed inside.
48.8562, 2.3321
The plaque at West 74th Street and Central Park West.
New York, New York

Henry Bliss Plaque

A memorial to the first person killed by a motor vehicle in the Western Hemisphere.
40.7775, -73.9749
REACH: New York
New York, New York

REACH: New York

Hidden in plain sight on a pair of Manhattan subway tunnels are a pair of public instruments that sing to each other.
40.7504, -73.9876
Flushing Town Hall.
Queens, New York

Flushing Town Hall

This landmark building is now a vibrant performing arts space with musical acts from around the world.
40.7639, -73.8300
This statue once stood at an entrance to the original Penn Station and was salvaged from a garbage dump.
Brooklyn, New York

Steinberg Sculpture Garden

A beautiful collection of architectural ornaments rescued from demolished New York City buildings.
40.6712, -73.9636
The Antioch Chalice.
New York, New York

Antioch Chalice

Once thought to be the fabled Holy Grail, it is now known to be an oil lamp.
40.7792, -73.9629
Museum of Chinese in America
New York, New York

Museum of Chinese in America

This small New York museum examines Chinese history from its origins right up to its arrival in the city.
40.7194, -73.9991
Edward Mooney House.
New York, New York

Edward Mooney House

Built just after the American Revolution, the oldest row house in New York City still stands in Chinatown.
40.7146, -73.9974
Inside the Bryant Park bathroom.
New York, New York

Bryant Park Bathroom

The fanciest public restroom in New York City boasts fresh flowers, art, and a classical music soundtrack.
40.7536, -73.9832
B.C. era urn.
San Antonio, Texas

Roman Urn Collection at SAMA

Amazingly detailed marble cinerary urns that once held the cremains of Roman elite.
29.4376, -98.4821
Brattle Book Shop.
Boston, Massachusetts

Brattle Book Shop

One of the oldest used bookstores in the U.S. has been selling antiquarian treasures since 1825.
42.3547, -71.0621
St. Vartan Cathedral in the middle of the city.
New York, New York

Saint Vartan Armenian Cathedral

A replica of a 7th-century church hides in plain sight in the middle of the concrete jungle.
40.7452, -73.9752
A parking lot on top of the medieval walls.
Southampton, England

Southampton Walls

A half-mile-long stretch of medieval forts built after a devastating pirate attack persists amid the modern port city.
50.9027, -1.4041
Le Chat Noir.
Paris, France

Le Chat Noir Collection

Original cabaret handbills, posters, and feline artwork are a purrfect highlight of the Museum of Montmartre.
48.8877, 2.3405
Newport, Rhode Island

Hidden Train in a Cherub Relief

An unexpected Easter egg lurks in the background of a cherub wall relief at the Breakers mansion.
41.4698, -71.2982
Paris, France

Rue Crémieux

This charming cobbled backstreet may be the most Instagram-perfect block in Paris.
48.8467, 2.3707
Two of the ravens at the Tower of London.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
51.5087, -0.0762
The Fountain of the Innocents is one of the few surviving pieces of the lost cemetery.
Paris, France

Fountain of Innocents

A 16th-century fountain marks the site of a lost medieval cemetery once filled with mass graves.
48.8606, 2.3469
Wren Hall and Lord Botetourt.
Williamsburg, Virginia

Lord Botetourt

Affectionately known as "Lord Bot," this historic statue has a cult social media following and rightly claims to be “the most metal inhabitant of the Wren Yard.”
37.2708, -76.7089