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San Francisco, California

Clarion Alley

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

Duboce Bikeway Mural

This painted marvel is San Francisco's 400-foot ode to urban biking.
San Francisco, California

The Last Standard Oil Company Gas Station in California

Chevron maintains one “Standard” brand station per state so it doesn’t lose the trademark.
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Mansion

27-room home built with the fortune of a sugar magnate.
San Francisco, California

Murphy Windmill

Once the largest windmill outside of Holland, with enormous 114 foot sails.
San Francisco, California

McElroy Octagon House

One of few lasting examples of the brief octagon craze that developed into folly.
San Francisco, California

The "Center" of San Francisco Monument

Adolph Sutro's little-known, geographically inaccurate, deprecated monument.
San Francisco, California

Alvord Lake Bridge

An overlooked and unassuming engineering marvel.
Austin, Texas

Big Bertha Drum

Controversially claiming the title of world's biggest bass drum, UT's Big Bertha was once made radioactive by the Manhattan Project.
Pasadena, California

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.
Pasadena, California

Scottish Rite Cathedral

A Community Cornerstone.
Pasadena, California

Bungalow Heaven

The American Home, Re-imagined.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
Pasadena, California

Wrigley Mansion

Originally the home of chewing gum mogul William Wrigely Jr, it is now the official offices of the Tournament of Roses.
Pasadena, California

The Gamble House

A stellar example of Art & Crafts architecture, and a movie set to boot.
Los Angeles, California

LAX Theme Building

This quirky UFO-shaped curiosity is often mistaken for the airport’s control tower.
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
Los Angeles, California

Candy Cane Lane

Come crisp December nights, this fairly plain neighborhood becomes a holiday dream world.
Los Angeles, California

Great Wall of Los Angeles

One of the world's longest murals depicts the history of diversity in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, California

Urban Light

Scores of vintage street lamps shine along L.A.’s Miracle Mile.
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.
Nashville, Tennessee

President James K. Polk's Tomb

The grave of America's 11th president is not in some grand monument but instead it's hidden away on the grounds of the Tennessee Capital.
Nashville, Tennessee

Concrete Parthenon

This replica makes Nashville the "Athens of the South."
Nashville, Tennessee

Hatch Show Print

At 135 years old and counting, this historic print shop is heaven for poster nerds and music buffs.