The real world can be weird, but there are some places around the globe that are just incredibly surreal. Whether you’re strolling through the mind-bending wonders of Holywood, Scotland’s Garden of Cosmic Speculation, trying not to get dizzy during your ride on the Surreal Elevator in Queens, New York, or struggling to comprehend the odd dimensions of the Rocchetta Mattei fortress in Grizzana Morandi, Italy, there are places all over the planet that seem to gleefully break the bonds of conventional reality. Now we want to hear about the most surreal places you’ve ever discovered, whether it was some strange, built-space or a nearly unbelievable natural setting!Flexdream/CC BY 3.0)
In the thread below, tell us about the most surreal places you’ve ever discovered, where they were, and why they were so mind-blowing. If you have any pictures of your surreal experience, please include those as well! Your response may be included in an upcoming round-up article on Atlas Obscura. Let’s get weird!