jterning's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Free iron-on Atlas Obscura badge when you preorder our new kids’ book. Shop now.
Leaderboard Highlights
jterning's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Heraklion, Greece
1st
Places visited in Drumheller, Alberta
1st
Places visited in Figueres, Spain
3rd
Places visited in Gyeongju, South Korea
5th
Places visited in Aspen, Colorado
5th
Places visited in Fort Bragg, California
5th
Places visited in Flåm, Norway
Loading map...
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.
53.3440, -6.2567
A street performer on Las Ramblas.
Barcelona, Spain

Street Performers of Las Ramblas

The iconic boulevard is the perfect place to catch sight of a bicycling skeleton, a levitating Satan, or a chef with his head stuck in a pizza.
41.3812, 2.1733
Barcelona, Spain

Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument)

A vista of the city and sea from atop the little-known viewing deck on an unassuming Columbus statue.
41.3758, 2.1777
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau (Barcelona)
Barcelona, Spain

Sant Pau Recinte Modernista

The largest Art Nouveau complex in the world is a Barcelona hospital with a 600-year-long history.
41.4118, 2.1744
Columns of the Temple of Augustus.
Barcelona, Spain

Columns of the Temple of Augustus

The 2,000-year-old Roman columns are hidden within Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.
41.3835, 2.1773
La Carbonería
Barcelona, Spain

La Carbonería

One of the most photographed buildings in a city known for its Modernista architecture is an abandoned squat.
41.3806, 2.1611
Barcelona, Spain

Museu de Carrosses Fúnebres de Barcelona

This Funeral Hearse Museum represents the finest in cadaver transportation.
41.3530, 2.1563
Houses inside Park Güell designed by Gaudí
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
41.4136, 2.1528
Barcelona, Spain

Calder Mercury Fountain

A beautiful but toxic fountain of mercury.
41.3686, 2.1599
Street view of Casa Batlló
Barcelona, Spain

Casa Batlló

One of Antoni Gaudi's most classic buildings is well-known for its "dragon-back" design.
41.3917, 2.1650
Castillo Torre Salvana
Santa Coloma de Cervelló, Spain

Castillo Torre Salvana

The abandoned ruins of a beautiful medieval castle just outside Barcelona.
41.3659, 2.0288
Dalí Theatre and Museum
Figueres, Spain

Dalí Theatre and Museum

Giant eggs, walls of bread, and nightmare surreality mark the largest collection of works by Salvador Dalí.
42.2681, 2.9599
Denver, Colorado

Buckhorn Exchange

Wall to wall taxidermy at Denver's oldest and most exotic steakhouse.
39.7324, -105.0049
Gyeongju, South Korea

Cheomseongdae

Numerical symbolism abound at East Asia's oldest observatory.
35.8364, 129.2218
Litto's Hubcap Ranch represents decades of one man's folk art vision.
Pope Valley, California

Litto's Hubcap Ranch

Wheels of chrome by the thousands adorn this California Historical Landmark.
38.6380, -122.4534
A Horse With No Mane in a 1918 Essex
Baker, Nevada

Permanent Wave Society

A whimsical, punny collection of "fence art" outside the tiny mountain town of Baker, Nevada.
39.0144, -114.1443
Along the route of the Flåmsbana
Flåm, Norway

Flåmsbana (Flåm Railway)

One of the most breathtaking railways in Europe also takes one of the steepest climbs, from fjord to mountain plateau.
60.8632, 7.1138
San Francisco, California

Camera Obscura & Holograph Collection

A walk-in working camera obscura produces 360-degree live images of the San Francisco coast.
37.7783, -122.5142
Edinburgh's oldest purpose built visitor attraction, The Camera Obscura on the Royal Mile
Edinburgh, Scotland

Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

360° views of the city plus five floors of optical illusions and hands-on science.
55.9490, -3.1951
Chichen Itza, Mexico

El Caracol - The Observatory of Chichen Itza

No telescopes, no power, no gift shop—one of the world's oldest observatories takes astronomy back to basics.
20.6802, -88.5707
Hotel Vertigo
San Francisco, California

Hotel Vertigo

A historic hotel that made a cameo in Hitchcock's classic film has no intention of letting guests forget its fame.
37.7884, -122.4159
Oakland, California

Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate

Neoclassical Revival mansion and set of horror cult classic Phantasm.
37.7443, -122.1441
Winters, California

The Lonely Parking Meter

The only parking meter in the entire town, it is surrounded by 100 free spaces.
38.5216, -121.9699
Twinings tea shop on the Strand.
London, England

Twinings Tea Shop

A 300-year-old tea shop that brought tea to the English people, not to mention the Queen herself.
51.5133, -0.1128