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Old Nullarbor Roadhouse in Nullarbor, Australia

The Nullarbor Roadhouse is one of the few resting places on the Nullarbor Plain, known for its vast, arid landscape in the region. Originally operating as a remote outback station, the Nullarbor Station covered acres of land with paddocks of horses, sheep, and cattle grazing. As the infrastructure of Australia grew, a decision was made by the station...

Tue May 30, 2023 19:52
Wat Yannawa Boat Temple in Khwaeng Yan Nawa, Thailand

Originally named Wat Kok Khwai, the Buddhist temple now known as Wat Yannawa or the “Boat Temple” was built during the Ayutthaya era, before the founding of Bangkok. It was merely a local place of worship until King Rama I granted it royal status and made the ordination hall known as subosot in Thai. During the reign of Rama III (1824-1851), a defining...

Tue May 30, 2023 18:33
Pavement Clock in Windsor, England

Beneath the streets of Windsor lies a time capsule, buried in 2011 and sealed for 50 years. Its contents encapsulate through images, information, and videos, what the town of Windsor was like in 2011. However, it's not the capsule that captures the attention of passersby. Fixed within the pavement is a working clock, ticking away under the feet of...

Tue May 30, 2023 17:10
Shannon Air Museum in Fredericksburg, Virginia

An hour and a half south of Washington, D.C. lies a small air museum with a remarkable collection, including one-of-a-kind airplanes. Sidney Shannon Jr. was a businessman and pilot whose father was one of the founders of Eastern Air Lines. In 1950, Shannon founded Shannon Airport, an airport for general aviation (small, private planes) just outside...

Tue May 30, 2023 16:10
Podcast: The Woman with the Handbag

Listen and subscribe on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcast apps. In this episode of The Atlas Obscura Podcast, we visit Sweden, where some people are intent on making a particular woman a permanent symbol of resistance, whether or not she would have wanted it. Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous,...

Tue May 30, 2023 15:18
St. Peter Stiftskulinarium in Salzburg, Austria

Visiting St. Peter Stiftskulinarium is a spiritual and gastronomic pilgrimage.  Located within the expansive confines of Salzburg's St. Peter's Abbey, a 7th-century Benedictine monastery, its existence was first chronicled by Alcuin of York, a scholar and trusted advisor to Charlemagne. Wandering these hallowed halls, one can’t help but imagine Mephistopheles...

Mon May 29, 2023 23:06


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