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Los Angeles, California

Clifton's Cafeteria

Giant Redwood-themed cafeteria operates under the golden rule, "Dine Free Unless Delighted."
Los Angeles, California

Stay On Main Hotel

This brightly made over hotel hides decades of suicide, serial killers, and mysterious deaths.
Los Angeles, California

Old Warner Bros. Theatre Inside Downtown Jewelry Exchange

The beautiful 1920 Pantages Theatre remains hidden just underneath the LA Downtown Jewelry Exchange.
Los Angeles, California

St. Vincent Court

A faux European lane smack dab in downtown L.A.
Los Angeles, California

Chicken Boy

The so-called "Statue of Liberty of Los Angeles" is on a one mutant mission to keep L.A. weird.
Los Angeles, California

Highland Park Bowl

L.A.'s oldest operating bowling alley is a beautifully restored homage to its speakeasy days.
Los Angeles, California

Galco's Soda Pop Stop

Shop selling 500 flavors of soda has something for everyone.
Los Angeles, California

The Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Non-profit time travel mart sells goods you would need for a trip through the fourth dimension.
Los Angeles, California

Cactus Store

The neighborhood shop is a sort of tiny cactus museum full of exotic specimens you can take home.
Los Angeles, California

Room 8 the Cat Mural

Hand-crafted tributes to a stray cat named "Room 8" now cover this LA elementary school.
Los Angeles, California

Phantasma Gloria

One man's homage to the sun continues to grow like a glass fractal.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Tower Apartments

This glamorous old building is said to have inspired the Tower of Terror.
Los Angeles, California

Capitol Records Building Morse Code

The blinking light atop the iconic landmark has been sending secret messages for decades.
Los Angeles, California

Chase Mosaic Movie Montages

This Chase branch is an homage to Old Hollywood.
Los Angeles, California

Gower Gulch

The mall's looks were inspired by the cowboy extras who used to meet up—and cause real trouble—at this Hollywood hub.
Los Angeles, California

Barnsdall Art Park

This historic LA park offers magnificent views and one of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces.
Los Angeles, California

Elliott Smith's Tribute Wall

Pay your respects to a folk-punk legend.
Los Angeles, California

Tiki-Ti

Established in the '60s, a family-owned tropical drink bar founded by Ray Buhen, bartender to the stars.
Culver City, California

Old Growth (New/Now)

A pair of disused Los Angeles electrical poles now glow with delicate windows into the past.
Marina del Rey, California

Venice Beach Oil Fields

The short oil boom of Venice Beach, and its swift removal from the tourism-laden landscape.
Los Angeles, California

Waldorf Hotel Apartments

Apartment building was once posh playground to the Hollywood elite.
Los Angeles, California

Venice Beach House

Two men, two visionaries of Venice Beach, one little hotel that smells like cookies.
Los Angeles, California

El Bordello Alexandra Apartments

An increasingly eccentric apartment building, topped with winged beasties.
Los Angeles, California

Venice Beach Poet's Monument

The words of the neighborhood's most famous poets adorn four concrete walls along the boardwalk.