Haunted Las Vegas

Despite my many travels and the fact I have never entered in a casino and I’m not even curious, always desperately wanted to see Las Vegas… not necessarily for the bright lights and glitter, for the magnificent shows or famous games, but for that hidden side that very few people know, its weird sites – haunted Las Vegas.

The Sin City has many hot spots where unsettled spirits hide their shadows: schools, boulevards, hotels and casinos. I could find information about a few such kind of strange and mysterious places so here it is – maybe just rumors or plain scary truth… who knows ūüėÄ


Underground Living – Hidden Homes

The famous underground houses, unbelievable?!?! Wild? A bit strange? If we stop to think for a second, people have been living under the ground since the beginning of time. All history books speak about cavemen. And many well known people expressed their opinion about underground homes – kind of primitive form of living. The 17th-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes had a very brutal image of these people and of the human being far away from civilization and called this kind of living “poor, nasty, brutish and short”.

But in time, the situation changed. Underground houses are placed nowadays right in the middle of the civilization and they tend to be extremely out-of-the-common, but in an interesting and luxurious way.

Cave-house in shape of a human face, Bomarzo, Italy, 16th c, Picture source: Learning from Architecture

After thousands and thousands of years things have changed a little… ūüėČ
Today’s earth shelter dwellings are a more friendly and elegant return to nature: comfortable and eco. I wonder what Thomas Hobbes would say about these….


Weird & Unusual Hotels – Photography Contest

One of the most popular and read posts on Weirdomatic is the post about¬†the eleven¬†amazing hotels. A few days ago, I stumbled upon a great book for travellers that reminded me of it: “Bed in a Tree”. Chosen from a¬†great variety¬†of DK Travel¬†Guides, it features all kind of weird, unusual and wacky hotels to visit and enjoy. So… I thought of a contest.. If you have some beautiful pictures of weird and amazing places you have visited or things you have seen, this book could be yours.

Bed in a Tree Book


Leaning Towers

If you like traveling, it’s impossible not to know¬†the wonderful Tower of Pisa (La Torre di Pisa), the campanile belonging to the Cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, also known¬†as The Leaning Tower.

Dating back¬† to 1173 and even intially meant to be a perfectly vertical structure, the Tower of Pisa is today¬†one curious attraction due to its high¬†leaning at about 3.99 degrees. How this happened? As Wikipedia says: “The tower began to sink after construction had progressed to the third floor in 1178. This was due to a mere three-meter foundation, set in weak, unstable subsoil, a design that was flawed from the beginning.”¬† Now, the Tower of Pisa is a beautiful landmark in a continuous fight with its harsh environmental conditions.¬†If you’re interested in finding¬†more about it, I would recommend:¬†A Brief History of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Source:  WallpaperMe

The well known Italian tower, although one controversial building, as you’ll see, it’s¬†not the only one of such kind… some other towers around the world stand almost like ready to fall – some intended to be like that, some not.