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Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic L.A. bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank—both symbolic and chic.
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world.
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
Los Angeles, California

Underground Tunnels of Los Angeles

During prohibition, corrupt city officials ran drinking dens under the streets of Downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, California

Triforium

A visionary, futuristic sculpture in Los Angeles that never met its extraterrestrial potential.
Los Angeles, California

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Crypt mausoleum in cathedral's basement contains relics of third century Roman martyr, Saint Vibiana.
Los Angeles, California

Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Training Center

Opened as part of the New Deal, the training facility now features World War II-era structures and a pylon that once stood at the World Trade Center.
Los Angeles, California

Cakeland.LA

A cake-themed art installation tucked away in historic Chinatown.
London, England

Parkland Walk

Following the trail of an old metro line, this scenic path is haunted by a creepy spriggan statue.
London, England

Highgate Cemetery

London's creepiest cemetery was once the site of dueling magicians and mobs of stake-carrying vampire hunters.
Pioneertown, California

Pappy and Harriet's Pioneertown Palace

A music-filled, booze-soaked oasis in the desert.
Yucca Valley, California

Desert Christ Park

On a barren hillside in the Yucca Valley, the recently restored Desert Christ Park has attracted pilgrims and kitsch hunters for over 50 years.
Yucca Mesa, California

Rhythms of Life

An artist's vision for connectivity spans seven continents and 16 countries.
Landers, California

Giant Rock

A regular looking rock with an unbelievable history.
Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow Sherbet Factory Ruins

These ruins have been linked to a sherbet factory that exploded, but the story may be entirely fictional.
Milly-la-Forêt, France

Le Cyclop

Jean Tinguely's bizarre monster sculpture is hidden deep in a forest.
Noisy-sur-École, France

Les Sables du Cul du Chien

An unusual sand beach in the middle of a forest.
Villemer, France

The Chairs of Maison Gatti

Since 1920, one small company has defined the distinctive chairs of Paris' sidewalk bistros.
Dicy, France

Le Manège de Petit Pierre in La Fabuloserie Museum

A small world of mechanical magic and metal merry-go-rounds in a Outsider art Museum.
Vézelay, France

La Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

This church sits upon a peaceful hill and a long, turbulent history.
Taingy, France

Carrière d'Aubigny

This former limestone quarry is now a subterranean wonderland of grand stonework.
Treigny, France

Guedelon Castle

Despite centuries of architectural innovation, this French castle is being built like it's the 13th century.
Nevers, France

The Not-Quite Incorruptible St. Bernadette of Lourdes

Perhaps the most beautiful of preserved saints, with a little help from Paris.
London, England

Tower of London's Ceremony of the Keys

The ritual has been performed uninterrupted for nearly 700 years.