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Dad and three juveniles on the PG&E building. Photo by brothergrimm on Flickr.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Peregrine Falcons

Recovered from the brink of extinction, at home in the Financial District.
37.7915, -122.3959
Raygun Gothic Rocket Ship at Burning Man
San Francisco, California

Raygun Gothic Rocket Ship

A rococo retro-futurist future-rustic vernacular between yesterday’s tomorrow and the future that never was.
37.7937, -122.3919
Oakland, California

Mazzariello Labyrinth

Spiral labyrinth hidden in the hills above Oakland, CA.
37.8524, -122.1954
Oakland, California

Mountain View Cemetery

Oakland's beautiful monumental cemetery.
37.8340, -122.2393
Albany, California

Albany Bulb

An "anarchical" no man's land, complete with garbage sculptures and a hobo-run "Landfillian Library."
37.8884, -122.3258
Berkeley, California

Adventure Playground

A playground built by the kids that is a child's wonderland, and a helicopter parent's nightmare.
37.8632, -122.3145
Berkeley, California

Urban Ore

An vast warehouse of everyday treasures in Berkeley, CA.
37.8508, -122.2905
Wall detail
Kutna Hora, Czechia

Sedlec Ossuary "Bone Church"

A church of bones, decorated with 40,000 human skeletons.
49.9482, 15.2676
Graves of Wild Bill and Calamity Jane
Deadwood, South Dakota

Mt. Moriah Cemetery

A cemetery housing wild west legends in South Dakota.
44.3753, -103.7265
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Drug

The granddaddy of all tourist traps, built on ice water and jackalopes.
43.9933, -102.2418
Oakland, California

16th Street Train Station

A crumbling Beaux Arts monument to the Bay Area's age of rail.
37.8146, -122.2967
Lake Merritt Bonsai Garden Entry
Oakland, California

Lake Merritt's Bonsai Garden

Bonsai garden in Oakland is curated by the first non-Japanese female bonsai master in the United States.
37.8073, -122.2590
Berkeley, California

Fish Shaped House

A private home built to resemble the shape of a microscopic creature.
37.8563, -122.2859
Albany, California

The Bone Room

A store that sells all manner of bones, insects, and animal curiosities. (CLOSED).
37.8910, -122.2854
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
Close up of the condition of the fleet.
Benicia, California

Suisun Bay Ghost Fleet

The rusting remains of the largest assembled WWII fleet on the West Coast.
38.0733, -122.0971
Alamo, California

The Cow Bones of Mount Diablo

Cows on a ranch are commonplace, scattered cow bones everywhere? Not so much.
37.8668, -121.9720
Rio Vista, California

Foster's Big Horn

Over 300 taxidermied animals in a Californian restaurant make for a taxidermist's dream and an animal lover's nightmare.
38.1560, -121.6914
Sacramento, California

Sacramento Old City Cemetery

The capitol city's oldest existing cemetery.
38.5621, -121.5012
I Street Swing-span Bridge Opening
West Sacramento, California

I Street Bridge

I Street Bridge is the heaviest swinging center bridge in the United States.
38.5866, -121.5076
Borrego Springs, California

Galleta Meadows Estate

Metal Jurassic Park on the side of a California highway.
33.2877, -116.3755
A place to sit and admire the sea.
Thermal, California

Salton Sea

The ghostly remains of an accidental sea.
33.2987, -115.9561
Winters, California

Stevenson Bridge

This graffiti-covered bridge is the quintessential vision of a place for disillusioned youth to escape the complexities of burgeoning adulthood.
38.5368, -121.8512
Dixon, California

Cool Patch Pumpkins Corn Maze

The corn maze so big you may want to pack a lunch, and possibly a flaregun.
38.4756, -121.8218