Atlas Obscura

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Sometimes the world can feel a bit uniform: the same department stores in every shopping mall, the same fast food chains on every corner. A new book from the website Atlas Obscura will make you reconsider that sense of monotony.

“The world is still this huge, bizarre, vast place filled with astounding stuff,” says co-author Dylan Thuras. “And if you sort of tilt your view a little bit and start looking for it, you start finding it everywhere.”

To prove it, Thuras took NPR on a tour of the wonders in his own backyard: Manhattan.

‘Atlas Obscura’ Tour Of Manhattan Finds Hidden Wonders In A Well-Trodden Place