Spendlove's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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Los Angeles, California

High Tower Elevator

Instead of hoofing it up steep stairs, residents can hitch a ride on this private lift.
Los Angeles, California

The Bonaventure Hotel

The space-age building is home to one of the few remaining rotating restaurants in America, and the only one that inspired a 1980s sitcom.
Los Angeles, California

The Music Box Steps

The site of a classic series of Laurel and Hardy pratfalls.
Los Angeles, California

Evergreen Memorial Park & Crematory

Los Angeles's oldest cemetery allows visitors to trace the history of this proud city.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic L.A. bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank—both symbolic and chic.
Los Angeles, California

Bronson Cave

It should come as no surprise that the best view of the Hollywood sign is from Batman's lair.
Los Angeles, California

Old Zoo Picnic Area

The abandoned zoo enclosures offer a perfect place to experience the other side of the bars.
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
New York, New York

Pneumatic System of the New York Public Library

One of the last few places in Manhattan that employed a pneumatic systemic keeps it on display.
Ellicott City, Maryland

Enchanted Forest Theme Park

Remnants of a storybook amusement park hidden behind a strip mall.
Bern, Switzerland

The Child Eater of Bern

A nearly 500 year old sculpture depicts a man eating a sack of babies, and no one is sure why.
Brooklyn, New York

Transmitter Park

Once a ferry dock, radio transmitter, and now a new Greenpoint park.
New York, New York

Billy's Antiques and Props

A veritable variety of odds and ends.
Brooklyn, New York

Minerva Monument

A curious friendship between two inanimate ladies.
Brooklyn, New York

Greenpoint Savings Bank

Neoclassical bank designed by NY architects Helmle & Huberty.
Brooklyn, New York

The Brooklyn Navy Yard

A decommissioned military complex that's now a modern industrial park.
Brooklyn, New York

Admiral's Row

Abandoned 19th century homes once occupied by naval officers, soon to be demolished.
Beacon, New York

Bannerman's Castle

Collapsing castle on the Hudson river was once the storage site of military surplus business.
Mexico

Pyramid of Kukulcan at Chich'en Itza

Every equinox this Maya pyramid puts on a spooky ancient light show.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

The second oldest continuously operating bar in Louisiana.
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of 10 Cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
Phillips, Wisconsin

Fred Smith's Wisconsin Concrete Park

An oddly poignant roadside attraction celebrating American folklore.
Paris, France

Jules Lavirotte's 29 Avenue Rapp

A scandalous Art Nouveau collaboration that set Paris all atwitter at the turn of the century.