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Barbara Kossy
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Creepy Places

Cemeteries, catacombs. Quiet and creepy, and cool.
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Colosseum

I've visited the Colosseum twice, and both times I was overtaken by a dark and sinking feeling. I stood there, looking at the ruins, and thought of the thousands of people who died there and the countless animals as well. It's a truly horrible spot. It made me very thankful for the relatively more...

Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia

Almost all we know about the Etruscans we learned from studying their tombs. Ceveteri and Tarquinia are two of the best perserved and accesible Etruscan sites for travelers. The audio guide was surprisingly good. By the end of the tour me and my mysterious British companion who shared his great...

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is a towering vibrant portal into the history of England. Important events happened right there, where your standing. As it says on the website, "Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British...

Catacombe di San Sebastiano

I love underground attractions, and this one is terrific. You get bits of history about early Christians as you walk through a small section with tombs in a short stretch of the more than 6 miles of tunnels. I loved the floral patterns on the walls, which reminded me of cheery kitchen decor of the '50s....

Père-Lachaise Cemetery

Take a breather from the rush of the city and take the Paris Metro to the Philippe August station on Line 2. You'll be steps away from the gateway to this peaceful and leafy city of the dead, some renowned and some forgotten. Buy a guide map and find the burial sites of those who inspire you. A favorite is...

Tomba del Gigante lu Codddu Vecchiu

Located not far from Arzachena, this Tomb of the Giants is a relatively well-preserved example of one of the many mysterious collective burial sites created by the ancient Nuraghic people of Sardinia. It's in a quiet agricultural area, surrounded by farmland. The site is open air, and you can walk...

Camperdown Cemetery

Founded in 1848, this historic cemetery offers a bit of green and mystery in the middle of town. The stones tell a story of success, murder, paupers, and the rough and tumble history of Sydney. You can arrange a tour through St. Stephans Church. The cemetery is also a sample of Victorian landscaping,...