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"Transcendence" by Masayuki Nagare.
San Francisco, California

Banker's Heart

A shining, cold, black organ lies in San Francisco's financial district.
37.7923, -122.4037
Rocks a few miles from Kick 'Em Jenny
Grenada

Kick 'Em Jenny

A violent name for a violent volcano.
12.3000, -61.6400
Sargasso
North Atlantic Ocean

Sargasso Sea

The only sea in the world that has no land boundary.
34.3071, -66.2695
San Francisco, California

Three Gems

A hidden subterranean installation offers a view of the sky
37.7712, -122.4697
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions
37.8093, -122.4159
Courtesy Curious Expeditions
San Francisco, California

Aria Antiques

A whimsical antique shop with a strong air of mystery, filled with items from ages, and what feels like worlds, past.
37.8011, -122.4075
Duquesne Incline
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Incline

There aren't too many operational funiculars around, but Pittsburgh's got two!
40.4393, -80.0182
San Francisco, California

Crown & Crumpet

The tea room that pushed the boundaries of adorable straight into...we can't find the words
37.7856, -122.4306
Paxton Gate Exterior
San Francisco, California

Paxton Gate

A shop full of natural curiosities, carnivorous plants, and costumed taxidermied mice
37.7596, -122.4217
San Francisco, California

The Pirate Shop at 826 Valencia

An essential stop before plundering, BYO Cutlass
37.7596, -122.4214
San Francisco, California

Prayer Book Cross

A monumental cross hides in the trees in Golden Gate Park
37.7717, -122.4784
San Francisco, California

La Boule d'Or Petanque Terrain

A playing field for a popular French past time can be found tucked away in a quiet corner of Golden Gate Park
37.7712, -122.4986
Abandoned fortifications at Fort Miley
San Francisco, California

Fort Miley Batteries

Big gun installations, built over a massive cemetery, now abandoned & hidden in trees
37.7827, -122.5088
Vintage postcard showing the Portals of the Past
San Francisco, California

Portals of the Past

The remains of a ruined mansion memorialize the 1906 earthquake
37.7708, -122.4825
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Bison

San Francisco's very own urban bison herd have persisted in the face of extinction, development and disease
37.7698, -122.4984
Painstaking, life-size recreation of a 1958 ramen boom town.
Shiojiri, Japan

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

Historical theme park celebrating all things noodle
35.5099, 139.6145
Anata No Warehouse
Tokyo, Japan

Anata No Warehouse

This faux-seedy Japanese arcade is made up to look like a maze of alleys straight out of a cyberpunk dystopia.
35.5269, 139.6940
William Randolph Hearst's private castle.
San Simeon, California

Hearst Castle

The unbelievably opulent home built for an infamous newspaperman.
35.6501, -121.1866
The "sweets-go-round" looking into the Milk Stand.
Tokyo, Japan

Kawaii Monster Cafe

A Japanese concept restaurant that feels like a party thrown by the monsters in your closet.
35.6692, 139.7061
Tokyo, Japan

Kabukicho Robot Restaurant

Cabaret where the show girls are all androids, and the patrons couldn't be more pleased
35.6942, 139.7028
Kyoto, Japan

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

The Ten Thousand "Torii" Shrine.
34.9672, 135.7733
The scourge of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Godzilla Head

He's not quite the menace he once was, but he still has some chops.
35.6954, 139.7018
Kyoto, Japan

Tenryu-Ji Shrine's Bamboo trail

A beautiful bamboo trail tucked in this famous Japanese Shrine
35.0158, 135.6738
Sagano Bamboo Forest
Kyoto, Japan

Sagano Bamboo Forest

The sound of swaying stalks in this stunning grove has been voted to be a governmentally recognized sound.
35.0167, 135.6710