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San Francisco, California

Angler's Lodge and Casting Pools

Perfect your fly fishing technique on their practice ponds.
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San Francisco, California

Beach Chalet WPA Murals

Depicting scenes of everyday life - and specific individuals - in Great Depression era San Francisco.
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San Francisco, California

Uncle John's Tree, McLaren Lodge

San Francisco’s Century-Old Christmas Tree.
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The Westin St. Francis Hotel. (Wikimedia Commons)
San Francisco, California

Westin St. Francis Hotel

Only hotel where you can legally launder money.
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Rincon Center Murals
San Francisco, California

Rincon Center Murals

These WWII-era murals were initially booed as a libelous portrayal of the American dream but have survived multiple attempts to have them destroyed.
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San Francisco, California

Mile Rocks Light

A modest reminder of treacherous waters at the Golden Gate.
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San Francisco, California

Prayer Book Cross

A monumental cross hides in the trees in Golden Gate Park.
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The gigantic Murphy Windmill
San Francisco, California

Murphy Windmill

Once the largest windmill outside of Holland, with enormous 114 foot sails.
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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.
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SS Ohioan Runs Aground
San Francisco, California

The Shipwrecks at Land's End

A 300 ship graveyard - 3 still visible at low tide.
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San Francisco, California

Balmy Alley Murals

Stunning street art as political theater for the masses.
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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.
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Vallaincourt Fountain
San Francisco, California

Vaillancourt Fountain

This concrete tangle of square pipes has stood as a proud thorn in the city's side since the '70s.
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Treasure Island as seen from Yerba Buena Island
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
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The mysterious Dentzel goat
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Vintage Carousel

This turn of the century masterpiece has a mysterious goaty interloper.
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San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
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The cemetery in 2014
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Pet Cemetery

A monument to the love people have for their pets.
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San Francisco, California

San Francisco Columbarium

The restored and active Victorian-era final resting place of San Francisco.
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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.
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San Francisco, California

Camera Obscura & Holograph Collection

A walk-in working camera obscura produces 360-degree live images of the San Francisco coast.
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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.
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San Francisco, California

The Pirate Shop at 826 Valencia

An essential stop before plundering, BYO Cutlass.
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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.
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Paxton Gate Exterior
San Francisco, California

Paxton Gate

A shop full of natural curiosities, carnivorous plants, and costumed taxidermied mice.
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