garycascio's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Free iron-on Atlas Obscura badge when you preorder our new kids’ book. Shop now.
Leaderboard Highlights
garycascio's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Tombstone, Arizona
1st
Places added to Mississippi
1st
Places edited in Carlsbad, New Mexico
2nd
Places visited in Santa Fe, New Mexico
2nd
2nd
Places visited in Cefalù, Italy
3rd
Places visited in New Mexico
3rd
Places edited in Mississippi
3rd
Places visited in Roswell, New Mexico
Loading map...
Lavatoio Medievale.
Cefalù, Italy

Lavatoio Medievale

A medieval wash house where people washed clothes in a river allegedly formed by the tears of a mourning nymph.
38.0393, 14.0201
Earthships
Tres Piedras, New Mexico

Earthships

These aggressively sustainable art homes look like something out of 1970's science fiction.
36.6979, -105.9935
Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

Multi-storied adobe home continuously inhabited for 1000 years.
36.4386, -105.5445
Vintage gas pumps
Embudo, New Mexico

Johnnie Meier Classical Gas Museum

One man’s passion for gas stations is on display along the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico.
36.2091, -105.9510
One of the many petroglyphs at the Mesa Prieta site
Velarde, New Mexico

Mesa Prieta Petroglyphs

A preserve with 75,000 ancient drawings remains the realm of public – not just scientific – exploration.
36.1680, -105.9689
Bradbury Science Museum
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Bradbury Science Museum

This museum started as a collection of Manhattan Projects and continues to add exhibits as they are declassified.
35.8817, -106.2985
Chill forest
Santa Fe, New Mexico

House of Eternal Return

Immersive environment funded by George R.R. Martin is part haunted house, part choose-your-own-adventure, and part jungle gym.
35.6546, -105.9965
Phelan Building, with the rooftop penthouse visible
San Francisco, California

Phelan Building

The second building of its name to occupy this location might be the finest flatiron building in San Francisco.
37.7865, -122.4054
San Francisco, California

Mile Rocks Light

A modest reminder of treacherous waters at the Golden Gate.
37.7928, -122.5104
Ruth Asawa's San Francisco fountain in Union Square.
San Francisco, California

Ruth Asawa’s San Francisco Fountain

Created in 1972, the famous sculptor's intricately detailed monument to San Francisco is overflowing with city landmarks.
37.7888, -122.4071
The gigantic Murphy Windmill
San Francisco, California

Murphy Windmill

Once the largest windmill outside of Holland, with enormous 114 foot sails.
37.7650, -122.5087
Treasure Island as seen from Yerba Buena Island
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
37.8160, -122.3713
Japanese Gardens.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
37.7702, -122.4702
The wild parrots of Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, California

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Staircase winds down the side of Telegraph Hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead.
37.8021, -122.4039
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
37.8093, -122.4159
Main entrance to the Exploratorium at Pier 15
San Francisco, California

Exploratorium

San Francisco's newly reopened hands-on science museum.
37.8017, -122.3973
Cover of "The Earth Rose," an anti-war publication by Charles Bukowski and Steve Richmond.
San Francisco, California

Beat Museum

A collection of memorabilia from the Beat era in the back of a San Francisco bookstore.
37.7981, -122.4062
Ceiling
San Francisco, California

450 Sutter Street

Nestled in the heart of San Francisco’s bustling Financial District stands a unique homage to the Mayan and Beaux Arts.
37.7897, -122.4078
The Wave Organ, San Francisco Bay
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean.
37.8085, -122.4398
Dutch (North) Windmill from the beach.
San Francisco, California

Dutch Windmill

The key to turning shifting dunes into the green oasis of Golden Gate Park.
37.7705, -122.5094
View of the ruins from the hillside. The original stairs would have come down on the far left. The curved edge of the original aquarium and the outline of the diving well are on the right.
San Francisco, California

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

The seawater playground of gilded-era San Francisco burned to the ground in 1966.
37.7799, -122.5137
Battery Spencer with with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
37.8339, -122.5329
The Piazza dei Miracoli, with the Tower in the center and the two white anchors in the lower right.
Pisa, Italy

Guy Rope Anchors for the Leaning Tower of Pisa

The only visible reminders of an elaborate engineering project that kept the tower from reaching the tipping point.
43.7237, 10.3966
Rowan Oak: Front Entrance
Oxford, Mississippi

Rowan Oak

William Faulkner kept his beloved estate wild and untamed.
34.3598, -89.5247