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Kyoto, Japan

Sanjūsangen-dō

1001 carved statues of the Buddhist God of Mercy, each with a unique face.
Tokyo, Japan

Nakagin Capsule Tower

Masterpiece of metabolist architecture and the original "capsule building."
Tokyo, Japan

Aoyama Technical School

Giant robo-cockroach building devours Tokyo.
Toronto, Ontario

Chinese Railroad Workers Memorial

A monument to the 17,000 Chinese who worked and died to build Canada's Pacific Railway.
Memphis, Tennessee

Sun Studio

This Memphis recording studio launched the careers of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley.
San Francisco, California

Long Now Orrery

A modern mechanical planetary system, part of a 10,000 year clock.
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Bison

San Francisco's urban bison herd has persisted in the face of extinction, development, and disease.
San Francisco, California

Dutch Windmill

The key to turning shifting dunes into the green oasis of Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco, California

Prayer Book Cross

A monumental cross hides in the trees in Golden Gate Park.
San Francisco, California

Three Gems

A hidden subterranean installation offers a view of the sky.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

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

Spreckels Temple of Music

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

Secret Tiled Staircase

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

Lotta's Fountain

San Francisco's oldest surviving monument and meeting place for 1906 survivors.
San Francisco, California

Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church

Reverend Franzo Wayne King administers spiritual enlightenment through the music of the jazz legend.
San Francisco, California

Paxton Gate

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

The Pirate Shop at 826 Valencia

An essential stop before plundering, BYO Cutlass.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.
Los Angeles, California

The Museum of Death

World's largest collection of serial killer artwork and other macabre exhibits.
Los Angeles, California

Farmacia Y Botanica Million Dollar

Once a purveyor of Santeria supplies, religious products , and household sundries, now closed.
Los Angeles, California

Skeletons in the Closet

Gift shop offering toe tags and chalk body beach towels tucked into a coroner's office.
Los Angeles, California

The Echo Park Time Travel Mart

Non-profit time travel mart sells goods you would need for a trip through the fourth dimension.
Los Angeles, California

Phantasma Gloria

One man's homage to the sun continues to grow like a glass fractal.
Ballintoy, Northern Ireland

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

This short bridge is the only thing connecting a tiny Irish island to the mainland.