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Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
Sausalito, California

Gates Co-op Houseboat Community

A living time capsule of the 1960s Richardson Bay water-front.
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Lighthouse

The lighthouse central to the 1980s horror classic "The Fog" is, in fact, located in one of the foggiest areas of the Pacific Coast.
Inverness, California

KPH Maritime Radio Receiving Station

An enchanting tunnel of cypress trees leads to an old morse code station still used today.
South Lake Tahoe, California

Vikingsholm Castle

One woman's Viking Castle on Lake Tahoe.
Sacramento, California

Sacramento's Original Street Level

The California capital city once stood 10 feet lower than it does today.
West Sacramento, California

I Street Bridge

I Street Bridge is the heaviest swinging center bridge in the United States.
Sacramento, California

Tower Bridge

Art Deco stylings conceal the true nature of this bridge.
San Francisco, California

Lincoln Park

Shoot for par over the bodies of the dead on this cemetery-cum-golf course.
San Francisco, California

Site of the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition

San Francisco's first World's Fair, dedicated to the wonders of California.
San Francisco, California

Drawn Stone

Art in the form of a winding, man made crack in stone.
San Francisco, California

The Dore Vase

A masterpiece in Golden Gate Park by virtue of the artist’s debt.
San Francisco, California

Shakespeare Garden

A garden oasis filled with flowers mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare.
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
San Francisco, California

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

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

Japanese Tea Garden

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

Labyrinth at Land’s End

A winding path built in secret on the edge of the continent.
Ireland

The Autograph Tree

This Copper beech tree nestled on a nature reserve is host to a bevy of autographs from Irish literary icons.
London, England

The Tower Ravens

Six ravens are kept captive (but well-fed) at the Tower of London to prevent the fall of the Crown.
London, England

Beauchamp Tower

Graffiti from the 16th and 17th centuries cover the walls of this part of the Tower of London.
London, England

Two Princes Staircase

Richard III supposedly disposed of his nephews' bodies here in an effort to seal his claim to the throne.
London, England

'The Ambassadors'

A mysterious shape catches the eye in this 16th-century painting.