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Toronto, Ontario

CN Tower: The Tallest Metal Staircase on Earth

One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World holds the world's tallest metal staircase.
43.6425, -79.3873
Buffy the Neighborhood Watch Slayer
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Neighbourhood Watch Signs

The Incredible Hulk, Yoda, Mulder and Scully, and many many others watch over the mean streets of Toronto.
43.6532, -79.3832
Toronto, Ontario

The Little House

Smallest house in Toronto sits on a lot meant to be just wide enough for cars to drive across.
43.6840, -79.4477
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.
37.7863, -122.4420
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
37.8029, -122.4482
View of the ruins from the hillside. The original stairs would have come down on the far left. The curved edge of the original aquarium and the outline of the diving well are on the right.
San Francisco, California

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

The seawater playground of gilded-era San Francisco burned to the ground in 1966.
37.7799, -122.5137
San Francisco, California

Camera Obscura & Holograph Collection

A walk-in working camera obscura produces 360-degree live images of the San Francisco coast.
37.7783, -122.5142
Alcatraz from the Bay 2012
San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island

In all of the 29 years it was in operation, no prisoners ever escaped successfully... or so they claim.
37.8267, -122.4230
Chicago, Illinois

Chopin Theatre

Theater has had many different incarnations but has survived the ravages of time.
41.9033, -87.6668
Crown Fountain
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
41.8816, -87.6242
Chicago, Illinois

Haymarket Square

Home to a protest movement, a bombing, and a dramatic change in labor history.
41.8846, -87.6441
The march of time.
Chicago, Illinois

The Fountain of Time

A hollow cement depiction of time's inexorable effect on the human body.
41.7868, -87.6075
The Rainbow
Montreal, Québec

Beaudry Metro

Montreal's colorful subway station showing its support of the local LGTB community.
45.5188, -73.5559
Beautiful peppers
Montreal, Québec

Marché Jean-Talon

Montreal's giant farmer's market is a foodie's best friend, especially in the winter months.
45.5364, -73.6157
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
La Brea Tar Pits
Los Angeles, California

La Brea Tar Pits Dragonfly Fossils

These delicate buggers are some of the rarest fossils that have bubbled up from the Tar Pits.
34.0638, -118.3554
Hollyhock House
Los Angeles, California

Barnsdall Art Park

This historic LA park offers magnificent views and one of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces.
34.1015, -118.2943
Noni Olabisi. 1992.Inspired by the Rodney King Riots of 1992
Los Angeles, California

Autry National Center

Wild West history in Hollywood style.
34.1474, -118.2823
Kendall Alley
Los Angeles, California

Kendall Alley

A cobblestone alley with an interesting past.
34.0995, -118.1784
The former Cecil Hotel.
Los Angeles, California

Stay On Main Hotel

This brightly made over hotel hides decades of suicide, serial killers, and mysterious deaths.
34.0443, -118.2506
Ennis House from House on Haunted Hill
Los Angeles, California

Ennis House

This weird abode has been everything from the House On Haunted Hill to a robot hunter's pad.
34.1162, -118.2930
Chicken Boy
Los Angeles, California

Chicken Boy

The so-called "Statue of Liberty of Los Angeles" is on a one mutant mission to keep LA weird.
34.1085, -118.1943
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Zoo Botanical Gardens

The L.A. Zoo has a secret garden of rare bootleg cycads, a palm specimen dating back 280 million years.
34.1489, -118.2840
Los Angeles, California

Pink's Hot Dogs

World-famous, Pink's still manages to keep its prized cult fetish status.
34.0840, -118.3444