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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
Jellyfish Lake
Koror, Palau

Jellyfish Lake

An isolated dive site teeming with cnidarians
7.1611, 134.3761
San Francisco, California

The Pirate Shop at 826 Valencia

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

Cayuga Park

Amazing meticulous gardens of personal wood carvings, Hydrangea, Canna, and many other flowers
37.7139, -122.4505
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
San Francisco, California

Camera Obscura & Holograph Collection

A walk-in working camera obscura produces 360 degree live images of the San Francisco coast
37.7783, -122.5142
Nepenthes pitcher plants - beautiful killers
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Carnivorous plants, medieval aphrodisiacs, and the largest original wood structure glass conservatory in the western hemisphere
37.7726, -122.4603
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
View from the street
San Francisco, California

Defenestration

Furniture tries to escape an abandoned building in San Francisco
37.7794, -122.4072
Miyoshi, Japan

The Vine Bridges of Iya Valley

Hanging over one of Japan's "hidden valleys," these vine bridges must be remade every three years
33.8753, 133.8355
Nan Modal
Federated States of Micronesia

Nan Madol Ruins

The ruins of a South Pacific island city inspired Lovecraft to make it home for his monsters
6.8404, 158.3317
Great Blue Hole
Belize City, Belize

Great Blue Hole

A massive underwater sinkhole made famous by Jacques Cousteau
17.3153, -87.5344
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
Main entrance to the Exploratorium at Pier 15
San Francisco, California

Exploratorium

San Francisco's newly reopened hands-on science museum
37.7985, -122.4172
Nara, Japan

Tōdai-ji Daibutsuden: The Great Buddha Hall

The former world's largest wooden building containing a giant Buddha, healing pillars, and tame deer which wander the grounds
34.6851, 135.8050
watch stopped at 8:15 by the blast
Naka Ward, Japan

A-bomb Memorial

Peace Park and the A-bomb dome
34.3920, 132.4519
(Audium press photo)
San Francisco, California

Audium-Theatre of Sound-Sculptured Space

Only theater in the world constructed specifically for sound movement
37.7883, -122.4239
The cemetery in 2014
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Pet Cemetery

A monument to the love people have for their pets
37.8026, -122.4674
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
(Gnurou/Flickr)
Kannami, Japan

Hakone Open-Air Museum

Open-air museum with an elaborate sculpture garden, stretching for over 70,000 square-meters
35.1440, 139.0301
Marble Caves of Chile Chico
Chile Chico, Chile

Marble Caves of Chile Chico

Mother Nature outdoes herself with this stunningly beautiful set of caves carved into marble
-46.5409, -71.7223
The hypocenter and surrounding devastation immediately after the detonation of the bomb
Naka Ward, Japan

Hiroshima's Hypocenter

A plaque marks the site directly below the mid-air detonation of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima
34.3834, 132.4520
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
The menagerie is beautifully detailed and in wonderful repair following restoration
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Vintage Carousel

This turn of the century masterpiece has a mysterious goaty interloper
37.7683, -122.4565