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San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions
37.8093, -122.4159
Gold Rush Steakhouse at the Madonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel/restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch
35.2660, -120.6737
Oakland, California

Mountain View Cemetery

Oakland's beautiful monumental cemetery
37.8340, -122.2393
View of the ruins from the hillside. The original stairs would have come down on the far left. The curved edge of the original aquarium and the outline of the diving well are on the right.
San Francisco, California

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

The seawater playground of gilded-era San Francisco burned to the ground in 1966
37.7799, -122.5137
Sausalito, California

Gates Co-op Houseboat Community

A living time capsule of the 1960s Richardson Bay water-front
37.8730, -122.5036
Berkeley, California

Urban Ore

An vast warehouse of everyday treasures in Berkeley, CA
37.8508, -122.2905
Glen Ellen, California

The Wolf House - Jack London State Park

The haunting ruins of Jack London's dream house
38.3550, -122.5398
"Anti-Saloon League San Francisco Est. 1920" A sign seen outside Bourbon & Branch.
San Francisco, California

Bourbon & Branch

A nondescript building that's been funtioning as a speakeasy for nearly a century and a half
37.7858, -122.4130
The Chandelier Tree in 2005.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

Massive redwood tree that has a hole in the base big enough to drive through
39.8657, -123.7142
Heinold’s First and Last Chance 2007. (Wikimedia Commons)
Oakland, California

Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon

Dive bar built out of the remains of a whaling ship
37.7938, -122.2746
Smooth glass pieces layer the beach
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power
39.4527, -123.8117
Niantic converted to a hotel
San Francisco, California

Site of the Niantic

Gold Rush ship-turned-hotel buried underneath San Francisco's financial district
37.7948, -122.4015
San Francisco, California

McElroy Octagon House

One of few lasting examples of the brief octagon craze that developed into folly
37.7978, -122.4274
The gigantic Murphy Windmill
San Francisco, California

Murphy Windmill

Once the largest windmill outside of Holland, with enormous 114 foot sails
37.7650, -122.5087
Berkeley, California

Thornburg Village

A storybook European village in Berkeley
37.8771, -122.2656