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London, England

The London Dungeon

One part local history and 99 parts gruesome haunted house.
Paris, France

Musée des Arts et Métiers

France's national museum of scientific and industrial instruments.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Peregrine Falcons

Recovered from the brink of extinction, at home in the Financial District.
London, England

Pelicans of St James's Park

Giant, friendly pelicans in Central London, the most unlikely of places.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for decades longer than intended.
Los Angeles, California

Snow White Cottages

Magical-looking cottages that inspired one of the most famous animated films ever.
Los Angeles, California

Free Little Library (#0924)

A free library to stumble across, one of many placed worldwide if you know where to look.
Dearborn, Michigan

Dymaxion House

The only surviving prototype for Buckminster Fuller's house of the future.
Rancho Santa Fe, California

Heaven's Gate Suicide House

The cheapest mansion on the block, there's just one catch...
Los Angeles, California

The Happy Foot/Sad Foot Sign

A cult following celebrates the legend that belies this curious podiatrists' office sign which has worked its way into song, literature, animation, and the visual arts.
Santa Clarita, California

St. Francis Dam

The Los Angeles flood disaster that took 400 lives and ended the career of William Mulholland.
Los Angeles, California

Robinson's Liberty Bells

Large but largely ignored, these 42 life-size Liberty Bell replicas were a peculiar, unexplained feature on the facade of a Macy's department store.
Solvang, California

OstrichLand USA

Get up close to emus and ostriches, or buy their tasty meat.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Cemetery Mortsafes

Protecting the dead from opportunistic body snatchers.
Julian, California

Eagle and High Peak Mine

Where there's quartz, there must be gold. Thus is the story of the mines of Julian, and the titillating times of the Gold Rush.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic L.A. bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank—both symbolic and chic.
Near Lake Arrowhead, California

SkyPark at Santa's Village

The first franchised theme park in the world became a ghost town and is now a beautifully restored village and adventure park.
Palomar Mountain, California

Palomar Observatory

A world-class observatory in the California desert.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Dog Cemetery

The final resting place of soldiers' loyal canine companions.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
Santa Monica, California

Farnam House

On a quiet suburban street stands a peculiarly decorated house covered in mosaics.
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
Los Angeles, California

El Bordello Alexandra Apartments

An increasingly eccentric apartment building, topped with winged beasties.
San Marino, California

Carnivorous Plants at the Huntington Gardens

Bug-devouring flora are the stars of a special wing of the glass conservatory.