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Neerpelt, Belgium

Klankenbos Sound Forest

Artwork tucked within the trees greets visitors with surreal sonic experiences.
51.2309, 5.4222
Chopin's Heart
Warsaw, Poland

Chopin's Heart

Chopin's heart was taken from his body when he died and buried in a church where it was recently exhumed for a secret check up.
52.2388, 21.0168
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.
34.8321, -111.7667
Mayer, Arizona

Arcosanti

An urban laboratory.
34.3431, -112.1007
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

Self-built mound covered in messages of God's love.
33.2542, -115.4727
Bombay Beach, California. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bombay Beach, California

Bombay Beach

Version of the French Riviera destroyed by the sea.
33.3506, -115.7296
A place to sit and admire the sea.
Thermal, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
33.2987, -115.9561
Crystal Cathedral, designed by Philip Johnson: Interior, world's third largest organ features 16,000 pipes.
Garden Grove, California

Crystal Cathedral

Megachurch comprised of 10,000 glass panes.
33.7882, -117.9009
Phantom Ship Rock
Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake

The deepest lake in the United States, and once the site of epic destruction that lives on in myth.
42.9331, -122.1956
Los Angeles, California

Watts Towers

America's most famous piece of self-built architecture.
33.9389, -118.2419
Interior, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Los Angeles, California

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Crypt mausoleum in cathedral's basement contains relics of third century Roman martyr, Saint Vibiana.
34.0577, -118.2449
Culver City, California

Center for Land Use Interpretation

A museum, art project, and institution that demands we look at the world around us in a strange new way.
34.0259, -118.3948
Don't let the unassuming entrance fool you.
Culver City, California

The Museum of Jurassic Technology

A modern day curiosity cabinet.
34.0257, -118.3953
The gym
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
33.9854, -118.4727
Screen showing objects currently tracked by Deep Space Network
La Cañada Flintridge, California

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's leading space science lab started by a co-founder with deep ties to the occult.
34.1987, -118.1754
Los Angeles, California

Declaration Sculpture

60 feet of towering steel balances gracefully.
33.9865, -118.4745
Los Angeles, California

Danny's Deli

Authentic gondola hanging from the ceiling, notable mural in the back room.
33.9872, -118.4733
Los Angeles, California

Venice of America Canals

After starting as a whimsical tourist attraction that eventually found its way to ruin, these renovated canals offer a lush and exotic locale on the Pacific Coast.
33.9858, -118.4676
Los Angeles, California

Helios House

First LEED-certified gas station in the United States.
34.0591, -118.3833
Naming this building was easy
Los Angeles, California

Binocular Building

In a city filled with Frank Gehry buildings, one stands alone as one of his weirder works.
33.9955, -118.4767
California City, California

California City: The Unbuilt Suburb

The "3rd largest" city in California is an empty mirage of suburbia in the middle of nowhere.
35.1768, -117.7880
California City, California

Lake Shore Inn

Abandoned hotel with adjacent lake and golf course.
35.1317, -117.9426
Scotty's Castle at Sunset
Inyo, California

Scotty's Castle

Abandoned Jazz Age Dream Home and Con Man's Hide-Out in Death Valley Desert.
37.0323, -117.3410
Tufa tower on south shore of Mono Lake
Lee Vining, California

Mono Lake

Aqueducts have dramatically changed this old lake, now home to tufa towers and its very own species of tiny brine shrimp.
38.0165, -119.0093