Hermit09's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
THE GASTRO OBSCURA BOOK An eye-opening journey through the history, culture, and places of the culinary world. Just released! The Gastro Obscura book is here! Order Now
Leaderboard Highlights
Hermit09's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Kazan, Russia
1st
Places visited in Koblenz, Germany
1st
Places visited in Billund, Denmark
2nd
Places visited in New York City
2nd
Places added to Tokyo, Japan
2nd
Places edited in Tokyo, Japan
3rd
Places visited in New York State
3rd
Places edited in Yokohama, Japan
3rd
Places visited in Valencia, Spain
Loading map...
Queens, New York

Socrates Sculpture Park

This outdoor gallery of sculptures along the East River was once a landfill.
New York, New York

Citigroup Center Stilts

If it hadn't been caught in time, a flaw in the design of this Manhattan skyscraper could have led to its collapse.
Chicago, Illinois

Aircraft Carriers of Navy Pier

Chicago's Navy Pier on Lake Michigan was a training hub for aircraft carrier pilots during WWII.
Providence, Rhode Island

John Hay Library

Books bound in human skin and H. P. Lovecraft's letters are among a few of the treasures this library has to offer.
Tangier, Morocco

Tangier American Legation Museum

This stucco building in North Africa was the first American-owned property on foreign soil.
Brooklyn, New York

Bay Ridge Gingerbread House

On the hills of Bay Ridge stands a house straight out of a fairy tale.
Jersey City, New Jersey

Morris Canal

Once considered a marvel of engineering, this 107-mile canal played an integral role in building New York City.
Seoul, South Korea

Banpo Bridge Moonlight Rainbow Fountain

The world's longest bridge fountain shoots out water from hundreds of nozzles creating a beautiful spectacle.
Moscow, Russia

Romanov Boyar Residence

Home of the future Emperors of Russia.
Moscow, Russia

Old English Yard

The "Mystery and Company of Merchant Adventurers" is an Elizabethan-era hangout in Moscow.
Moscow, Russia

Red Gates skyscraper

Stalinist skyscraper built with help of cryotechnology.
Sacramento, California

Tower Bridge

Art Deco stylings conceal the true nature of this bridge.
Lisbon, Portugal

Casa dos Bicos

This unique architectural wonder is also tied to one of the 20th-century's most renowned writers.
Lefkoşa, Cyprus

Büyük Han

The largest caravanserai in Cyprus also includes amazing examples of Ottoman architecture.
Chesterfield, Missouri

The Awakening II

A sculpture of a giant man escaping from the depths of the Earth.
Brooklyn, New York

Site of the Dongan Oak

The site of a fallen tree that protected Americans from British forces during the American Revolution.
Brooklyn, New York

Cleft Ridge Span

This elaborate tunnel is the first structure composed of cast concrete in the United States.
Queens, New York

Hanmaum Zen Center of New York

A temple belonging to the largest Buddhist order in South Korea nestled in the middle of New York City.
Oslo, Norway

'She Lies'

This floating sculpture of ice is a poignant reminder of nature's power.
Istanbul, Turkey

Isa Yusuf Alptekin Park

A tiny park in the middle of some big power politics.
Istanbul, Turkey

Serpent Column

Ancient serpentine sacrifice holder that has stood the test of time.
Istanbul, Turkey

Obelisk of Theodosius

This remarkably well-preserved Egyptian plinth is pretty well traveled for a giant piece of stone.
Istanbul, Turkey

Kaiser Wilhelm Fountain

A fountain standing as a testament to a doomed alliance.
Istanbul, Turkey

Basilica Cisterns of Istanbul

A marvel of Byzantine engineering under the streets of Istanbul.