Lonely Planet Writer

Instagram account posts saddest places on earth

With the motto “somewhere to go when you’re feeling low” @sadtopographies has created an Instagram account that lists the most depressingly named places on earth.

bloody point
Vacation at Bloody Springs, anybody? – Mississippi, US
Disappointment Island exists, perhaps you feel like you're there right now
Disappointment Island exists, perhaps you feel like you’re there right now. New Zealand.
pointnopoint
The existential point. Hansville, US
Would you really go here?
Would you really go here? California, US
Would you be safe on Murder Island?
Would you be safe on Murder Island? Argyle, Canada
There's a place called Misery.
There’s a place called Misery. France

Posting topographical images of places such as ‘slaughter beach’ and ‘suicide bridge’, Sadtopographies has come up with the ingenious idea of researching places with the worst names. Taking screen-grabs of maps, the places mentioned are all real. The result is a popular Instagram account and a lot of questions. Seriously, who would name a place Dead Dog’s Island though?

Nowhere Else is a destination.
Nowhere Else is a destination. Tasmania