patriciadeperalta's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
Free iron-on Atlas Obscura badge when you preorder our new kids’ book. Shop now.
Leaderboard Highlights
patriciadeperalta's activity rankings
1st
Places visited in Naalehu, Hawaii
1st
Places edited in Palm Desert, California
1st
Places visited in Hilo, Hawaii
2nd
Places visited in West Hollywood, California
5th
Places visited in Palm Desert, California
Loading map...
Aside from the fact that the bell tower "sinks," one of the curious things about this tower is its distance from the main cathedral. Pictured here from a nearby park, the cathedral itself cannot be seen.
Laoag City, Philippines

The Sinking Bell Tower

It is believed that the historic tower is sinking at a rate of an inch a year, though no one is completely sure why.
18.1949, 120.5945
Philippines

Vulcan Point

An island in the middle of a lake, in the middle of a volcano, in the middle of a bigger lake, in the middle of a bigger island, in an archipelago, in the Pacific Ocean.
14.0145, 121.0004
Hanging coffins.
Sagada, Philippines

Hanging Coffins of Sagada

Hundreds of wooden coffins dangle from cliffs and caves in the Philippines.
17.0841, 120.9251
Detail of the exterior hand-carved art. (via City Profile)
Providence, Rhode Island

Fleur-De-Lys Studio

An architectural statement of artistic intent smack in the middle of Providence, Rhode Island's Colonial uniformity.
41.8277, -71.4086
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser

One of nature's most well-scheduled phenomenons resides in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
44.4609, -110.8281
Corbett, Oregon

Multnomah Falls

A roaring, awe-inspiring double cascade of icy water flows through woodland Oregon like something out of a Tolkien novel.
45.5318, -122.2913
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
47.6216, -122.3481
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Morning Glory Pool

A beautiful geyser under enviromental threat.
44.4750, -110.8436
Grand Prismatic Spring
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Grand Prismatic Spring

The largest hot spring in the US is, as the name suggests, a stunning show of natural color.
44.5251, -110.8390
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Womb

Psychedelic arts center founded by the frontman of the Flaming Lips.
35.4773, -97.5133
Wood Line
San Francisco, California

Wood Line

Get lost in this haunting fairytale art walk through a man-made eucalyptus grove.
37.7932, -122.4484
Fallingwater over the falls
Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright's most iconic home dangles over a Pennsylvania waterfall.
39.9060, -79.4663
View of south side of museum.
Kansas City, Missouri

World's Largest Shuttlecocks

Four 18-foot-tall badminton shuttlecocks lie scattered about the lawn of a Kansas City museum.
39.0451, -94.5810
outside new main entrance (west side of building)
Los Angeles, California

Marciano Art Foundation

A long-vacant Scottish Rite temple in Hollywood has been converted into an art museum filled with Masonic relics.
34.0621, -118.3240
Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Ice Caves

Breathtakingly blue walls shimmer in the "Glacier Behind the Town."
58.4958, -134.5322
Treadwell Ruins
Juneau, Alaska

Treadwell Ruins

The ruins of this Alaskan gold mine form a gorgeous ghost town.
58.2706, -134.3794
Mendenhall Glacier and Lake, and Nugget Falls, Tongass National Forest
Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier

A rare chance to get up close and personal with a 13-mile ribbon of ice near downtown Juneau.
58.4337, -134.5539
Main Chapel
Juneau, Alaska

Shrine of Saint Thérèse

This shrine to the patron saint of Alaska sits on a small tidal island and was built from the land’s own beach stones.
58.4717, -134.7847
Alamosa, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

When eco-systems collide in the arid southwest.
37.7360, -105.6390
Looking down the Manitou Springs Incline from Barr Trail Bailout approximately two-thirds of the way up the incline.
Cascade, Colorado

Manitou Incline

This super steep hike ascends 2,000 feet in less than a mile.
38.8579, -104.9424
Knapp’s Castle
Santa Barbara, California

Knapp’s Castle

The ruins of the castle that chemicals built.
34.5470, -119.8937
(Wikimedia Commons)
Orick, California

Fern Canyon

Canyon walls shrouded in ferns.
41.4026, -124.0684
Palm Springs, California

Robo Lights

An outdoor sculpture park of giant pink robots and post-apocalyptic Christmas scenes.
33.8318, -116.5350
Borrego Springs, California

Galleta Meadows Estate

Metal Jurassic Park on the side of a California highway.
33.2877, -116.3755