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Los Angeles, California

Venice of America Canals

After starting as a whimsical tourist attraction that eventually found its way to ruin, these renovated canals offer a lush and exotic locale on the Pacific Coast.
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

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

McWay Falls and Waterfall House Ruins

This Big Sur waterfall drops 80 feet directly into the Pacific Ocean, and inspired the hillside house up top.
Los Angeles, California

Urban Light

Scores of vintage street lamps shine along L.A.’s Miracle Mile.
Calipatria, California

Slab City

This abandoned Navy base was transformed into an off-grid alternative living community for thousands of people.
Redcrest, California

Avenue of the Giants

One of the most scenic stretches of road in America winds between some of the country's oldest trees.
San Francisco, California

Ruins of the Sutro Baths

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

Lummis Home ("El Alisal")

A castle that was built stone by stone by an eccentric journalist.
Los Angeles, California

Clifton's Cafeteria

Giant Redwood-themed cafeteria operates under the golden rule, "Dine Free Unless Delighted."
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

A hand-built folk art installation covered with messages of God's love.
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.
Los Angeles, California

Old Zoo Picnic Area

The abandoned zoo enclosures offer a perfect place to experience the other side of the bars.
Toronto, Ontario

Toronto Neighbourhood Watch Signs

The Incredible Hulk, Yoda, Mulder and Scully, and many many others watch over the mean streets of Toronto.
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Sam Kee (Jack Chow) Building

At just six feet two inches deep, it is said by Guiness and Ripley to be the world’s narrowest freestanding office building.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Giants' on Granville Island Silos

The colorful, smiling concrete silos of Vancouver.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Gastown Steam Clock

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown.
Seattle, Washington

Fort Lawton

This Puget Sound military post has a long, turbulent history as a gateway to the Pacific.
Seattle, Washington

Amazon Spheres

The tech giant built three enormous glass orbs in Seattle so employees could work inside a rainforest greenhouse.
Seattle, Washington

Freeway Park

The first park built over a freeway is a brutalist masterwork.
Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park

This former coal gasification plant found a curious second life as a popular public park.
Seattle, Washington

The Red Hall at Seattle's Central Library

A colorful architectural gem in Seattle's uniquely modern Central Library.
Seattle, Washington

Gum Wall

A wall of chewing gum moonlights as collective art.
Seattle, Washington

Museum of Pop Culture

A museum dedicated to the history and exploration of both popular music and science fiction.
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under one of Seattle's oldest bridges.