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Materials in the workshop.
Pico Rivera, California

Kater-Crafts Bookbinders

The small family-run business has kept alive the fading art of creating beautiful handmade book covers.
33.9993, -118.0721
Los Angeles, California

Fern Dell Nature Museum

A common entry point to the Griffith Observatory trail holds its own wonders.
34.1128, -118.3077
"Peacock" fountain at Adamson House.
Malibu, California

Adamson House

Malibu's first beach home features an astonishing trove of ceramic tiles.
34.0346, -118.6807
The station at night.
Beverly Hills, California

Union 76 Gas Station

The dramatic upward-curving roof is one of the most iconic examples of Googie architecture that still stands today.
34.0718, -118.4008
The lake.
San Bernardino County, California

Searles Lake

This sun-scorched lakebed contains samples of half the natural elements known to humankind.
35.7207, -117.3487
History of Humanity
Felicity, California

Felicity, California: Center of the World

Semi-recognized center of the world, with many oddities.
32.7503, -114.7653
Calabasas, California

Malibu Hindu Temple

A glittering South Asian anomaly in a wealthy Los Angeles suburb.
34.0954, -118.7092
Callejon de Hamel.
Havana, Cuba

Callejon de Hamel

A colorful narrow alley in Cuba is full of street art and sculptures made of found objects.
23.1386, -82.3757
Lenin daring us to challenge communism
Culver City, California

The Wende Museum

Home to secret Eastern Bloc spy equipment and the largest stretch of the original Berlin Wall outside of Germany.
34.0118, -118.4042
Mecca, California

International Banana Museum

World's largest collection devoted to one fruit.
33.5212, -115.9354
The statue of a frail girl is a tribute to the millions of children who perished.
Kiev, Ukraine

Holodomor Victims Memorial

The haunting complex honors the millions of Ukrainians who died in the forced famine under Soviet rule.
50.4382, 30.5540
The drooling bastard of the Tonga Hut in North Hollywood.
Los Angeles, California

The Tonga Hut

Though tiki culture has gone in and out of fashion, the Tonga Hut has always been flying the flag in Los Angeles.
34.1864, -118.4122
Amazing swans.
Windsor, United KIngdom

The Queen's Swans at Windsor

All unmarked mute swans on the Thames are owned by the Queen per a tradition that began in the 12th century.
51.4853, -0.6140
A section of the Tophet.
Site archéologique de Carthage, Tunisia

Tophet at Carthage

An ancient burial ground believed to have been used for ritual sacrifice.
36.8413, 10.3229
Cabot's Pueblo Museum.
Desert Hot Springs, California

Cabot's Pueblo Museum

The Hopi-style structure was built by the man who discovered Desert Hot Springs' famous mineral water.
33.9580, -116.4815
Street lights on display.
Los Angeles, California

Historic Street Lighting Museum

The illuminating collection of L.A. street lights is run by the city and only opens one day per month.
34.0387, -118.2604
Cafe Jack.
Los Angeles, California

Café Jack

A "Titanic" superfan changed his name to Jack and set up this strange shrine to the blockbuster, complete with Korean food and Tarot readings.
34.0650, -118.3086
Honka
Vyshhorods'kyi district, Ukraine

Mezhyhirya Residence

Marvel at the excessive luxury of the ousted Ukrainian president's former estate.
50.6150, 30.4743
Kiev, Ukraine

Nicolaï Syadristy’s Micro Miniature Museum

One of the world’s best microminiaturist, Nicolaï Siadristy displays his lifetime of tiny creations in this museum.
50.4354, 30.5552
Cernobyl Duga-3 Receiver ( Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Woodpecker_array.jpg )
Ivankivs'kyi district, Ukraine

Chernobyl's Duga-3 or "Woodpecker" Receiver

This derelict superstructure was a very important warning system for the Russian military.
51.3060, 30.0663
Pripyat Amusement Park
Pryp'yat', Ukraine

Pripyat Amusement Park

Radioactive amusement park abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster.
51.4084, 30.0551
It sits behind chain link and barbed wire
Goleta, California

Barnsdall-Rio Grande Gas Station

This little gem of Spanish Colonial architecture has been abandoned since the 1950s.
34.4296, -119.9025
"PRIPYAT 1970"
Pryp'yat', Ukraine

Abandoned City of Pripyat

The ghost town left by the worst nuclear disaster of all time is being taken over by nature and urban explorers.
51.4045, 30.0542
Pryp'yat', Ukraine

Abandoned Avanhard Stadium of Pripyat

One of the most poignant ruins of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the local football team's stadium has been quickly reclaimed by nature.
51.4106, 30.0544