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Jerusalem, Israel

National Library of Israel's Hidden "Stalag" Collection

Hidden out of public view in the National Library of Israel is a collection of "Stalag's," 1960s Nazi themed porno paperbacks written and consumed by Israelis.
Pasadena, California

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.
Downieville, California

Craycroft Building

Downieville's largest Gold Rush structure still standing has one of the longest bars in California.
Milpitas, California

Great Mall of Milpitas

This giant shopping mall still holds signs of its automotive past.
Los Angeles, California

Declaration Sculpture

60 feet of towering steel balances gracefully.
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.
San Francisco, California

Research Departments, California Academy of Sciences

A century and a half of research in the sciences and natural history, still going strong.
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
Oakland, California

Kaiser Convention Center

An abandoned convention space that has been left to the homeless and the radical.
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.
Oakland, California

Cathedral Building

The Flatiron Building's storied West Coast cousin is a lot more into religion.
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island Naval History Mural

An enormous artwork that colorfully celebrates over 150 years of US military achievements.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
Los Angeles, California

Jim Morrison Mural

Legendary frontman of the Doors looms in this giant mural by famed Venice muralist, Rip Cronk.
Las Vegas, Nevada

'Bliss Dance'

An enormous illuminated figure dances on the Las Vegas strip.
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Temple of Music

The elaborate gift from Claus Spreckels, now a piece of San Francisco's history.
Los Angeles, California

UCLA Meteorite Collection

What began with a single, 357-pound chunk of the Canyon Diablo meteorite is now an impressive collection. .
San Francisco, California

The Dore Vase

A masterpiece in Golden Gate Park by virtue of the artist’s debt.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Peregrine Falcons

Recovered from the brink of extinction, at home in the Financial District.
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
Los Angeles, California

Helios House

First LEED-certified gas station in the United States.
Oakland, California

Mountain View Cemetery

Oakland's beautiful monumental cemetery.
Mountain View, California

Computer History Museum

From the Difference Engine to the Cray-1, all under one roof.