Middle East Obscura Wedding in Atlantis #FridayRecommends

Friday RecommendsPsst! Wanna see some gorgeous building photographs? Go over to Travels in the Middle East and Beyond and look at Vicky Zavros’ pictures of Oman. They’re eye-poppers!

If you still have time after that bliss, check out Atlas Obscura, a bottomless site of information on location. They just published a book, but the web site just keeps updating with new obscure places and their information.

Like this one on Gretna Green, for example. If you read a lot of Regency Romances (I love ’em!), you may wonder why impetuous young couples run off to Gretna Green. This post tells what that’s all about. So now I know!

Another place on the Atlas Obscura site was a place with which I have some distant connection: The Neptune Society Memorial Reef. Charlie and I signed and paid for disposal with the Neptune Society, which originated as a service for burial at sea. Hence, the name. Now, they’re a cremation service, but you can opt to be part of the Memorial Reef. For a price, Ugarte, for a price. So we’re not doing that. But it would be cool!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: How would your main character prefer his or her body be disposed of or memorialized?


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Middle East Obscura Wedding in Atlantis #FridayRecommends

  1. Jane

    September 23, 2016 at 11:11am

    Interesting stuff. And all over the place!

    Neptune Garden, huh? What a fascinating adventure!

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  2. Gerry

    November 11, 2016 at 7:38pm

    Nice share! Atlas Obscura, never heard of it but just spent a solid hour there 🙂

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