Total Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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Mark Twain's cabin.
Sonora, California

Mark Twain's Cabin

The place where Samuel Clemens first used his pen name, after writing a story about a jumping frog.
37.9993, -120.4769
Bonsai Rock is on the shore of the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe
Washoe County, Nevada

Bonsai Rock, Lake Tahoe

Eastern zen meets Western grit in these four little trees growing out of a rock on Lake Tahoe’s Nevada shore.
39.1852, -119.9281
The front of the marker.
Sacramento, California

St. George Hotel Marker

Where the first "expert riders, willing to risk death daily" for the Pony Express were recruited.
38.5823, -121.5014
TWA Flight Center original concourse
Queens, New York

TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport

A futuristic airport terminal built in the 1960s, abandoned for years, and soon to be reopened as a hotel.
40.6458, -73.7776
Maya Hayuk
New York, New York

Houston Bowery Art Wall

This wall on a street corner in Lower Manhattan has been a blank canvas for a rotation of renowned artists since the 1980s.
40.7245, -73.9932
The Marconi Hotel
Marshall, California

The Marconi Hotel

Built by the inventor of the radio, this abandoned hotel has housed early radio employees, military men, and a dangerous cult
38.1443, -122.8780
Look familiar?
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
37.7463, -119.5744
With Washington Monument in the background, looking East
Washington, D.C.

Jefferson Pier Marker

A tiny monument to the unsuccessful attempt by Thomas Jefferson to place the prime meridian in Washington.
38.8898, -77.0366
Abandoned Fort Ord building.
Salinas, California

Fort Ord

Once America’s most beautiful army base, this abandoned military fort on the coast of Monterey Bay has been left to the elements.
36.6266, -121.6914
The Paddington Bear statue at Paddington station.
London, England

Paddington Bear Statue

After nearly 60 years, there's still a bear at Paddington Station looking for help.
51.5173, -0.1774
Upside-down statue of King Václav (Wenceslas) and 3D-Mouchodlak (my traveling figurica)
Prague, Czechia

Statue of King Wenceslas Riding an Upside-Down Dead Horse

A mocking tribute to the past and modern leadership of Prague.
50.0814, 14.4254
The manicured green
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Lawn Bowling Club

The oldest lawn bowling club in the United States
37.7686, -122.4590
San Francisco, California

Heroes Grove Memorial

A quiet marker in memory of local men and women lost in WWI
37.7725, -122.4701
San Francisco, California

Prayer Book Cross

A monumental cross hides in the trees in Golden Gate Park
37.7717, -122.4784
1937 bas-relief concrete creation, before restoration
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Horseshoe Pitch

The best place in the park to test out your throwing arm
37.7735, -122.4556
Burning Man 2010
San Francisco, California

Bliss Dance

An enormous illuminated figure dances by the bay. (Statue has moved.)
37.8205, -122.3742
Boutique below and legs above
San Francisco, California

Dangling Legs at the Piedmont Boutique

The giant pair of sexy legs sticking out the window of this costume store have become its main draw.
37.7703, -122.4463
San Francisco, California

The Dore Vase

A masterpiece in Golden Gate Park by virtue of the artist’s debt
37.7716, -122.4675
San Francisco, California

Portrait of Emperor Norton

A mysterious painting of the self-declared Emperor of the United States watches over a local hof-brau
37.7856, -122.4217
The Tenderloin Museum
San Francisco, California

The Tenderloin Museum

A walk down memory lane in the heart of one of San Francisco's most notorious neighborhoods
37.7839, -122.4142
Handbound Books made by students at San Francisco Center for the Book
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Center for the Book

This shop and studio is dedicated to the art of the book, from letterpress to bookbinding.
37.7654, -122.4023
The Wreck of the King Philip
San Francisco, California

The Wreck of the King Philip

This partially buried wreck is one of the most complete of its kind but is only revealed when the sea allows
37.7594, -122.5108
The San Francisco Cable Car Museum lives in a beautiful brick building on Masonic street.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Cable Car Museum

Not merely a museum – but a whirring powerhouse that offers a subterranean peek into the heart and soul of cable car operations
37.7945, -122.4114
The Tonga Room's pool.
San Francisco, California

The Tonga Room

Tiki luxury on Nob Hill.
37.7925, -122.4100