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The Statue "Unconditional Surrender" in front of the USS Midway
San Diego, California

Unconditional Surrender

A sculpture of the famous photograph stands on San Diego's "Greatest Generation Walk."
32.7129, -117.1753
San Diego, California

Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge

This futuristic bridge is one of the longest self-anchored pedestrian bridges in the world.
32.7047, -117.1575
watch stopped at 8:15 by the blast
Hiroshima, Japan

A-bomb Memorial

Peace Park and the A-bomb dome.
34.3920, 132.4519
From their website: view of the store as you walk in.
Pasadena, California

Gold Bug

Contemporary art inspired by natural history and science drawing on ancient techniques in a modern world.
34.1465, -118.1495
Look familiar?
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
37.7463, -119.5744
Portal of books.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic LA bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank -- both symbolic and chic.
34.0477, -118.2494
Los Angeles, California

Galco's Soda Pop Stop

Shop selling 500 flavors of soda has something for everyone.
34.1186, -118.1935
Huis Ten Bosch
Sasebo, Japan

Huis Ten Bosch

Historical Japanese-Dutch relations are honored with haunted rides and flower fields in this replica town.
33.0863, 129.7872
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
Palos Verdes Estates, California

The Dominator Shipwreck

Remains of a Greek freighter trapped off of Rocky Point in 1961.
33.7751, -118.4251
Bob Baker Marionette Theater, interior.
Los Angeles, California

Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Historic marionette theater features 3,000 handmade puppets and free cups of ice cream.
34.0620, -118.2591
Angelus Temple
Los Angeles, California

Angelus Temple

Church and home-museum of a 1920s female revivalist preacher with a very sordid past.
34.0761, -118.2613
Morro Rock
Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
35.3695, -120.8675
San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo's Bubblegum Alley

An alley covered with 20 years of bubble gum.
35.2790, -120.6638
Inside the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, someone is rehearsing on the historic Moller organ.
Pasadena, California

Pasadena Civic Auditorium

The simple auditorium that launched a pop icon's career into the stratosphere.
34.1438, -118.1442
Fork in the Road. Get it?
Pasadena, California

Fork in the Road

A bigger-than-life pun that has become a beacon of altruism.
34.1316, -118.1549
Kendall Alley
Los Angeles, California

Kendall Alley

A cobblestone alley with an interesting past.
34.0995, -118.1784
Tucson, Arizona

Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Miniature art that tells an enormous story.
32.2654, -110.8956
Beverly Hills, California

24-Hour-Sprinkles

Ingenious bakery opens up the first Cupcake ATM at their flagship location in Beverly Hills.
34.0696, -118.4061
Exterior of The Witch's House
Beverly Hills, California

Spadena House

Storybook cottage in Beverly Hills was once the site of 1920s silent film studio, affectionately known as "The Witch's House."
34.0690, -118.4110
View of the 100-inch from the 150-Foot Solar Tower Current Towercam
Pasadena, California

Mount Wilson Observatory

The stomping grounds of the most eminent astronomers of the early 20th century.
34.2264, -118.0662
(Original Caption) Through the Needle's Eye. The beautiful Colorado Street Bridge that spans an arroyo at the entrance of Pasadena, California, was the scene recently of one of the most daring aviation stunts of the year. With Miss Babe Kalisihek and Miss Gladys Ingle on the wing of the plane, the aviator Art Gobel dove under one section of the bridge, actually brushing the tree tops.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
34.1453, -118.1630
The Sundew uses hundreds of sticky dewdrops to catch bugs
San Marino, California

Carnivorous Plants at the Huntington Gardens

Bug-devouring flora are the stars of a special wing of the glass conservatory.
34.1295, -118.1099
Succulents for sale.
Pasadena, California

California Cactus Center

A nursery specializing in strange and beautiful succulents and cacti.
34.1426, -118.0729