PHOTO: Workman Publishing; Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton.
Laura Brehaut, Postmedia News
Originally published on October 20, 2016; National Post
From crypts and cemeteries like Palermo’s Capuchin Catacombs to fiery places such as the Door to Hell, a flaming crater in a Turkmenistan desert. 
Natural wonders such as Spotted Lake (Kliluk) in Osoyoos, B.C., and man-made marvels like former monk Don Justo’s self-built cathedral in Madrid – in progress since 1961.
Works of land art like Robert Smithson’s 457-metre long Spiral Jetty in Great Salt Lake, Utah, and outsider artist Peter Carmani’s Midlothian Castle, comprised of hundreds of screaming concrete heads outside of Burk’s Falls, Ontario.
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders (Workman Publishing, 2016) by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, includes these curious attractions and hundreds more across all seven continents.
Ottawa Citizen: October 29, 2016; page H1 / Front
Calgary Herald: October 29, 2016; page E1 / Front
Vancouver Sun: October 29, 2016; page C4
Regina Leader-Post: October 28, 2016; page B12
Tillsonburg News: November 2, 2016; page B5
Brantford Expositor: November 3, 2016; page D3
Northumberland Today: November 4, 2016; page D4
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