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Houses inside Park Güell designed by Gaudí
Barcelona, Spain

Park Güell

Gaudí's famously flamboyant architectural style is on full display in this sprawling park and garden.
41.4136, 2.1528
View from the Cape Florida Light.
Key Biscayne, Florida

Stiltsville

Community of collapsing homes more than a mile out from the Florida coast.
25.6513, -80.1742
This is what Myopic books looks like.
Chicago, Illinois

Myopic Books

A Bibliophile's Dream.
41.9099, -87.6769
Berkeley Mystery Walls
Fremont, California

Berkeley Mystery Walls

Neither Spanish settlers nor anyone since has been able to tell who built these strange California rock walls.
37.5117, -121.8777
Bosco the Dog Mayor
Sunol, California

Bosco the Dog Mayor

The black lab that was voted mayor of a California town is forever remembered by a life-size statue.
37.5942, -121.8872
The salt ponds
Newark, California

Salt Ponds of San Francisco Bay

From the sky, a kaleidoscope of color brightens the grey landscape of the San Francisco Bay.
37.5194, -122.0321
Vallejo, California

Mare Island

The former Naval shipyard is open for exploring - mostly.
38.0947, -122.2821
The Gigantic Polar Bear
Port Costa, California

The Warehouse Cafe

Where the polar bear watches over everything, and every drink is a double.
38.0463, -122.1833
Daly City, California

Colma Necropolis

A vast city of the dead, where the deceased outnumber the living by more than a million.
37.6811, -122.4668
San Francisco, California

Cayuga Park

Amazing meticulous gardens of personal wood carvings, Hydrangea, Canna, and many other flowers.
37.7139, -122.4505
Dutch (North) Windmill from the beach.
San Francisco, California

Dutch Windmill

The key to turning shifting dunes into the green oasis of Golden Gate Park.
37.7705, -122.5094
Battery Spencer with with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
37.8339, -122.5329
(Headlands Center for the Arts)
Mill Valley, California

Headlands Center for the Arts

Internationally-recognized arts center housed in a century-old former military barracks.
37.8235, -122.5293
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Bison

San Francisco's very own urban bison herd have persisted in the face of extinction, development and disease.
37.7698, -122.4984
San Francisco, California

Research Departments, California Academy of Sciences

A century and a half of research in the sciences and natural history, still going strong.
37.7700, -122.4663
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch

A sculpture made of ten cadillacs as a monument to the "Golden Age" of the American automobile.
35.1872, -101.9871
'The Thinker', often seen as a separate sculpture
Palo Alto, California

Gates of Hell Sculpture

Rodin's famous depiction of Dante's 'Inferno', amidst a sculpture garden of many of his other works.
37.4329, -122.1702
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
37.8029, -122.4482
The city on fire 1906
San Francisco, California

1908 Cistern Circles

Ancient technology adopted after hard lessons in worst-case-scenario fire control.
37.7518, -122.4386
Rick Prelinger at the Prelinger Library
San Francisco, California

Prelinger Library

Appropriation-friendly collection of books, periodicals, and more.
37.7759, -122.4103
San Francisco, California

Lotta's Fountain

San Francisco's oldest surviving monument and meeting place for 1906 survivors.
37.7879, -122.4033
San Francisco, California

Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room

A library built during San Francisco's pioneer times is a student's retreat, bibliophile's sanctuary, and chess player's delight.
37.7887, -122.4030
Sailing to California at the beginning of the Gold Rush. (Wikimedia Commons)
San Francisco, California

The Armada of Golden Dreams

Self-guided audio tour of San Francisco's buried gold rush fleet.
37.7941, -122.3951
Richmond Shipyards.
Richmond, California

Richmond Shipyards

Where a staggering 747 ships were constructed during World War II.
37.9058, -122.3652