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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
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean
37.8085, -122.4402
Portland, Oregon

Zymoglyphic Museum

Private collection of art inspired by cabinets of curiosity
45.5131, -122.6635
circa 2016
Los Angeles, California

Necromance

Medical and Zoological Curiosites for Sale
34.0833, -118.3468
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
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
The wild parrots of Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, California

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Staircase winds down the side of Telegraph Hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead
37.8021, -122.4039
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
Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

A "gravitational anomaly" located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California
37.0173, -122.0038
The center square of Pripyat, once home for 50,000 people. After 22 years of neglect, nature has started to seep through the concrete
Pryp'yat', Ukraine

Chernobyl's Ghost Cities

The abandoned towns left by the worst nuclear disaster of all time are filling back up with wildlife
51.4061, 30.0578
View from the street
San Francisco, California

Defenestration

Furniture tries to escape an abandoned building in San Francisco
37.7794, -122.4072
Alameda, California

Alameda Point Antique and Collectibles Fair

Antiques by the Bay
37.7763, -122.2767
Berlin, Germany

Berlin-Friedrichstrasse Railway Station

Cold war icon and onetime "hole" in the iron curtain
52.5203, 13.3869
Battery Spencer with with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate
37.8339, -122.5329
Dutch (North) Windmill from the beach.
San Francisco, California

Dutch Windmill

The key to turning shifting dunes into the green oasis of Golden Gate Park
37.7705, -122.5094
"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
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
San Francisco, California

Circus Center

Join the circus for a few lessons to learn clowning, acrobatics, and Chinese contortion
37.7658, -122.4571
The Long Now Orrery
San Francisco, California

Long Now Orrery

A modern mechanical planetary system, part of a 10,000 year clock
37.8066, -122.4322
San Jose, California

Drawbridge

San Francisco Bay's ghost town
37.4309, -121.9530
San Francisco, California

House of Air

Inside an old airplane hangar, friends and strangers alike play on a massive trampoline
37.8049, -122.4688
Methuselah Grove
California

Methuselah Tree

Once thought to be the oldest living tree in the world, Methuselah was germinated before the Egyptian Pyramids were built
37.3856, -118.1788
Alcatraz from the Bay 2012
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island - La Isla de los Alcatraces

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim
37.8267, -122.4230