I stumbled upon a website today after reading a story on Slate about a town being buried by a desert. The site is called Atlas Obscura, and I had a really hard time tearing myself away from it. It bills itself as "your guide to the world's hidden wonders." You can click the "random place" button to be surprised, or search by location or keyword.
Abandoned amusement parks, an elementary school inside a cavern, a museum devoted to beach glass . . . if my children hadn't needed lunch, I would probably have spent an hour losing myself in these pictures.
6 months ago