About this blog

Hi there!


My name is Jinx and I started this blog in February 2007 over on Livejournal under the name "Awesome_Places" because at the time there was nothing like it on the internet that had what I was looking for.
I've always been interested in places that are out of the ordinary, quirky, strange and most definitely not your everyday kind of tourist attraction. So to fill that hole me and the original members of the LJ community started collecting the weirdest & wonderfulest places built by people with a colourful imagination all around the world. Whenever I discover a new place that fits this description I get incredibly excited, sometimes I even bounce up and down whilst sitting by my desk and can't wait to share it with everyone!

A few years into the journey I decided to move everything over to blogspot which gave the collection a new and improved face and made sorting and finding places easier.
I sorted everything by geographical continents, so even though you might associate countries like Costa Rica with South America, it will be found on the North American continent page. Same for Turkey which for the most part belongs to Asia.

Some of the photos on this blog were taken by me (it'll say so on the bottom of the post) and I try to link back to the sources of other photos posted here but I can't track all photos back. If you're the owner of a picture and would like to be credited or want me to remove it please contact me at:
theirea@gmail.com
 I'm also really grateful for my readers who email me new places that I haven't discovered yet :)


Thanks and enjoy!
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