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The Grand Room today.
Pasadena, California

Cheesewright Studios

This 1920s masterpiece of French Quarter architecture hides a secret tunnel used by Albert Einstein.
34.1443, -118.1289
The museum in 2012.
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

A wall within the institution displays the names of 13,000 Jews who took refuge in the city during World War II.
31.2543, 121.5092
Riverside Roundabout
Los Angeles, California

Riverside Roundabout

An L.A. traffic island where the faces of locals have been carved into massive granite eggs.
34.0815, -118.2264
Cow along Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary, 2007.
Calgary, Alberta

Udderly Art Pasture

A herd of colorfully painted bovine statues can be found in the middle of "cowtown."
51.0450, -114.0745
Campo de Fiori
Rome, Italy

Campo de Fiori

This ritzy Italian market is built around a statue of an unforgiven heretic who was burned for his belief in an endless universe.
41.8956, 12.4722
The members banking.
Weybridge, England

Brooklands Racetrack Remains

The world's first purpose-built motor racetrack was destroyed by the outbreak of two world wars.
51.3545, -0.4643
The building lit up at night.
Los Angeles, California

LAX Theme Building

This quirky UFO-shaped curiosity is often mistaken for the airport’s control tower.
33.9441, -118.4024
The Bonaventure Hotel.
Los Angeles, California

The Bonaventure Hotel

The space-age building is home to one of the few remaining rotating restaurants in America, and the only one that inspired a 1980s sitcom.
34.0526, -118.2560
The exhibit.
North Adams, Massachusetts

Gunnar Schonbeck Exhibit

More than 200 unconventional musical instruments that anyone can play.
42.7019, -73.1152
Château Laurier, looking like a European castle.
Ottawa, Ontario

Château Laurier

The mastermind behind this palatial hotel perished on the Titanic weeks before its grand opening.
45.4249, -75.6949
'The Queen' replica on display.
Windsor, England

'The Queen' Locomotive

A replica of the steam engine that hauled Queen Victoria's Royal Train is on display at Windsor.
51.4847, -0.6073
Larderello, a hotspot of geothermal power.
Stabilimenti, Italy

Devil's Valley

Once an ancient Roman bath, now a hotbed of geothermal energy and a hub for energetic innovations.
43.2374, 10.8853
"Pioneertown 1946".
Pioneertown, California

Pioneertown

A fake town founded by Western movie stars is now becoming a hip desert community.
34.1564, -116.4986
The restaurant's collection of "gift certificates."
Agoura Hills, California

The Old Place Restaurant

The beloved dining spot stands at the cross-section of Hollywood and the Old West.
34.1146, -118.7782
A breathtaking view.
Bath, England

Pulteney Weir

This picturesque horseshoe weir was first built in the 1600s to prevent flooding in the town of Bath.
51.3829, -2.3584
General Sherman
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
36.5817, -118.7514
The Big Head sculpture in Canmore.
Canmore, Alberta

Big Head Sculpture

The granite head appears to be deep in thought and half buried in the ground.
51.0894, -115.3554
The Athabasca Glacier has been receding at a rate of about 16 feet per year.
Jasper, Alberta

The Athabasca Glacier

This natural wonder is disappearing at an alarming rate.
52.8737, -118.0814
The column outside the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Vanier Park Column

After spending more than a century on the ocean floor, this shipwrecked column is finally resting atop solid ground.
49.2768, -123.1478
Giants.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Giants' on Granville Island Silos

The colorful, smiling concrete silos of Vancouver.
49.2709, -123.1335
A close up view of Curves and Zigzags at a sharp angle
Palm Desert, California

Curves and Zigzags

A black and white painted wall creates an optical illusion in the California desert.
33.7075, -116.3979
The Heidelberg funicular.
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberger Bergbahnen

This historic funicular system combines the old with the new while offering delightful views over the surrounding valley.
49.4113, 8.7120
Detail of Wanamaker Organ.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wanamaker Grand Court Organ

The sounds of the world's largest fully functioning pipe organ dazzle shoppers at a Philadelphia Macy's.
39.9519, -75.1618
Marin County Civic Center.
San Rafael, California

Marin County Civic Center

Frank Lloyd Wright died a year before construction on his largest public project even began.
37.9979, -122.5310