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Flagstaff, Arizona

Picture Canyon

A nature and cultural preserve named for its multitude of petroglyphs carved by the Northern Sinagua people.
Flagstaff, Arizona

The Museum Club

This 1930s log cabin began as a taxidermy museum but is now a popular country music venue.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Old Two Spot Logging Train

Crafted in 1911, this steam locomotive spent its entire working life in Flagstaff.
Flagstaff, Arizona

Monument to the Flagstaff Flag Staff

A replica of the flagpole that gave a frontier town its name.
Flagstaff, Arizona

TWA-United Grand Canyon Collision Mass Grave

A mass grave for victims of an airline disaster that led to much-needed safety improvements for commercial flights.
San Francisco, California

Crown & Crumpet

The tea room that pushed the boundaries of adorable straight into...we can't find the words.
San Francisco, California

Winfield Street Slides

A pair of slides and a tree-lined stair corridor have been an urban oasis for nearly 40 years.
San Francisco, California

Paxton Gate

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

The Pirate Supply Store at 826 Valencia

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

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
San Francisco, California

Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture

California's most comprehensive horticultural library.
San Francisco, California

Secret Tiled Staircase

An artsy hidden staircase leads to breathtaking views of San Francisco.
San Francisco, California

Clarion Alley

This one-block alleyway is stuffed with street art that is colorful, cultural, and intensely political.
San Francisco, California

Venus Statue

This contorting sculpture is the tallest in San Francisco.
Oakland, California

Chapel of the Chimes

Julia Morgan's Moorish-Gothic labyrinth of fountains, trees, natural light and Oakland's notable dead.
Oakland, California

Mountain View Cemetery

Oakland's beautiful monumental cemetery.
Vatican City

Vatican City Walls

Historic fortifications form the boundary of Vatican City, but it’s not entirely surrounded by walls.
Vatican City

Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy.
Rome, Italy

Pons Fabricius

This is the oldest Roman-made bridge in the city still existing in its original state.
Rome, Italy

Meridian Line of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs

Installed in an act of one-upsmanship, the annual sundial in this church is also a symbolic victory for the Gregorian calendar.
Berkeley, California

Tail of the Yak

Handmade treasures from around the world.
Berkeley, California

Urban Ore

An vast warehouse of everyday treasures in Berkeley, CA.
Oakland, California

De Lauers Super Newsstand

The newsstand that never closes its doors—well, almost never.
Oakland, California

Ratto's Market & Deli

International delicatessen has been owned and operated by the same family for more than 110 years.