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San Francisco, California

Leroy King Carousel

A still functioning vaudeville carousel that has operated for over a century boasts a colorful menagerie and past.
San Bernardino County, California

Ivanpah Solar Power Facility

The world’s largest concentrated solar plant generates as many problems as megawatts.
Chicago, Illinois

Crown Fountain

The twin towers in this Chicago fountain use 50 foot tall video screens to spit on people.
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room

Once at the center of U.S. finance, the historic Trading Room was meticulously recreated piece by piece and rebuilt in the Art Institute.
Saint-Malo, France

Rock Sculptures of Abbe Foure

Folklore and history carved into Brittany's coast.
Mont Saint-Michel, France

Mont Saint-Michel

This 1,300 year old monastery built atop a single rock was once only accessible depending on the whims of the tide.
Inyo County, California

Badwater Basin

The lowest point in North America is home to an undrinkable pool surrounded by fields of geometric salt flats.
Inyo County, California

Artist's Drive

Millions of years of oxidation make a drive down this winding Death Valley road surprisingly colorful.
Inyo County, California

Ballarat Ghost Town

This old mining town, deep in the California desert, has a year-round population of one.
Trona, California

Trona Pinnacles

One of the most unusual geological features, recognizable from a dozen hit movies.
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mill City Museum and site of "The Great Mill Disaster"

When flour explodes, it's not a pretty sight.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Stone Arch Bridge

The oldest bridge in Minneapolis.
Bendigo, Australia

The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace

Largest Buddha carved from gemstone-quality jade in the world, on a world tour through 2011.
Ohope, New Zealand

Whakaari/White Island

The explorer Captain Cook may have named it White Island, but the Maori call it Te Puia o Whakaari – The Dramatic Volcano.
San Francisco, California

Pacific Unity Sculptures

Deco Modern sculptures of the people of the Pacific, cast for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition.
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

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

Dangling Legs at the Piedmont Boutique

The giant pair of sexy legs sticking out the window of this costume store have become its main draw.
San Francisco, California

Beach Chalet WPA Murals

Depicting scenes of everyday life - and specific individuals - in Great Depression era San Francisco.
San Francisco, California

The "Full House" House

This private residence was the template for one of the most beloved television homes ever.
San Francisco, California

Wood Line

Get lost in this haunting fairytale art walk through a man-made eucalyptus grove.
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

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

Chandelier Tree

This massive redwood tree has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
Pacifica, California

Devil's Slide Bunker

The graffiti-covered remnants of a former triangulation station are balanced precariously on this California peak.