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Essaouira, Morocco

Tide Pools of Essaouira

Vast stretch of tide-pools with a unique Moroccan charm.
31.5131, -9.7697
Berkeley, California

Takara Sake Museum

The only museum of Sake in the United States is nestled in an unlikely California college town.
37.8661, -122.3000
Map at Joya de Ceren
San Juan Opico, El Salvador

Joya de Ceren - The Pompeii of the New World

A Mayan village preserved for centuries in volcanic ash.
13.8222, -89.3594
Bricked up entrance to Clinton Hall detail.
New York, New York

The Forgotten Entrance to Clinton Hall

Hidden in one of New York's oldest subway stations is the final remnant of the site of the bizarre Shakespeare Riots.
40.7298, -73.9914
New York, New York

The High Line

Elevated freight railway turned wildly successful urban park.
40.7392, -74.0083
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand

Wat Mahathat (Temple of the Great Relic)

One of Bangkok's oldest temples and home to Thailand's largest monastic order.
14.3569, 100.5675
Sengaku-Ji
Tokyo, Japan

Sengaku-Ji

This Buddhist temple is home to the graves of the Japanese national legends, the 47 Ronin.
35.6377, 139.7363
Glen Ellen, California

The Wolf House - Jack London State Park

The haunting ruins of Jack London's dream house.
38.3510, -122.5373
Point Reyes Boat
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Boat

This abandoned boat was left in place thanks to its rotting beauty.
38.0979, -122.8508
A car mid-drive through the tree.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

This massive redwood tree has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
39.8657, -123.7142
The shiniest beach you'll ever see.
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.
39.4530, -123.8136
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

Leroy King Carousel

A still functioning vaudeville carousel that has operated for over a century boasts a colorful menagerie and past.
37.7834, -122.4021
San Francisco, California

Maltese Falcon Alleyway

Alleyway plaque commemorating the death of a fictional character in The Maltese Falcon, not far from the author's home.
37.7902, -122.4075
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

Seward Street Slides

Bring your own cardboard to the slippery slopes of concrete hidden in a neighborhood park.
37.7576, -122.4400
Cathedral of Christ the Light
Oakland, California

Cathedral of Christ the Light

A massive ultra-modern church presents a science-fiction view of Catholicism's inclusive future.
37.8103, -122.2630
Gnome and Toadstool
Oakland, California

Gnomes of Lake Merritt

This mysterious series of teeny guerrilla installations sheds a whimsical light on street art in Oakland.
37.8012, -122.2583
Toking atop a mushroom
Oakland, California

Children's Fairyland

This Oakland fairytale kingdom, fiercely devoted to childlike whimsy, was an early inspiration for Disneyland.
37.8087, -122.2589
Alameda, California

Alameda Point Antique and Collectibles Fair

Antiques by the Bay.
37.7763, -122.2767
Chapel of the Chimes
Oakland, California

Chapel of the Chimes

Julia Morgan's Moorish-Gothic labyrinth of fountains, trees, natural light and Oakland's notable dead.
37.8315, -122.2460
Berkeley, California

Urban Ore

An vast warehouse of everyday treasures in Berkeley, CA.
37.8508, -122.2905
Berkeley, California

Fish Shaped House

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

Moe's Books

A shape-shifting buy-sell-trade bookstore, born to Beatnik Era spirit.
37.8655, -122.2586