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Meguro Parasitological Museum
Tokyo, Japan

Meguro Parasitological Museum

Meet the world's longest tapeworm in a collection that really gets under your skin.
35.6319, 139.7068
Kyoto, Japan

Sanjūsangen-dō

1001 carved statues of the Buddhist God of Mercy, each with a unique face.
34.9882, 135.7717
Kyoto, Japan

Tenryu-Ji Shrine's Bamboo trail

A beautiful bamboo trail tucked in this famous Japanese Shrine.
35.0158, 135.6738
The Wave Organ, San Francisco Bay
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean.
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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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San Francisco, California

Battery Chamberlin

Guns that have been defending San Francisco since 1904.
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San Francisco, California

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park's historic botanical collection.
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Boutique below and legs above
San Francisco, California

Dangling Legs at the Piedmont Boutique

The giant pair of sexy legs sticking out the window of this costume store have become its main draw.
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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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San Francisco, California

The Pirate Shop at 826 Valencia

An essential stop before plundering, BYO Cutlass.
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Mission Dolores Cemetery
San Francisco, California

Mission Dolores Cemetery

The oldest burial ground in the city, final resting place of city founders, Ohlone natives and murderers alike.
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The fictional Tanner's residence.
San Francisco, California

The "Full House" House

This private residence was the template for one of the most beloved television homes ever.
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San Francisco, California

Maltese Falcon Alleyway

Alleyway plaque commemorating the death of a fictional character in The Maltese Falcon, not far from the author's home.
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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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Cover of "The Earth Rose," an anti-war publication by Charles Bukowski and Steve Richmond.
San Francisco, California

Beat Museum

A collection of memorabilia from the Beat era in the back of a San Francisco bookstore.
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Main entrance to the Exploratorium at Pier 15
San Francisco, California

Exploratorium

San Francisco's newly reopened hands-on science museum.
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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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Courtesy Curious Expeditions
San Francisco, California

Aria Antiques

A whimsical antique shop with a strong air of mystery, filled with items from ages, and what feels like worlds, past.
37.8011, -122.4075
Mayer, Arizona

Arcosanti

An urban laboratory.
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The Chapel has a commanding presence (Flickr/Nick Humphries)
Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross

A spiritual vortex among the red rocks in Sedona.
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A view of the Biosphere's million-gallon "ocean"
Oracle, Arizona

Biosphere 2

A reproduction of earth's many biomes.
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Granite lying on top of the softer, younger sandstone.
Phoenix, Arizona

Camelback Mountain

A geological mystery on Camelback Mountain.
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The Helmet Collection
Phoenix, Arizona

The Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

A Museum and Tribute to a Brave Profession.
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Tumbleweed Christmas Tree
Chandler, Arizona

Tumbleweed Christmas Tree

Every Christmas one Arizona city makes the most of its dry climate by creating an arid desert tannenbaum.
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