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Moss Landing, California

Elkhorn Slough

More than 700 species live within this murky marvel of a swamp on California's coast.
Richmond, California

Stone Cats at Nike Missile Site

An abandoned Cold War missile radar site is now home to several mysterious cat statues.
San Francisco, California

Secret Tiled Staircase

An artsy hidden staircase leads to breathtaking views of San Francisco.
Paju, South Korea

Korean Demilitarized Zone

Last frontier of the Cold War.
Tomigusuku, Japan

Naval Underground Headquarters

Elaborate series of tunnels where traces of mass suicide are still visible.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

De Poezenboot (The Cat Boat)

A floating cat sanctuary on an Amsterdam canal.
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Witches' Well

A cast-iron fountain marks the spot where hundreds of accused witches were burned at the stake.
New York, New York

Macy's Wooden Escalators

A bit of retro transportation flair preserved in the world's largest department store.
New York, New York

Life Underground Sculptures

An artist's cute bronze subway sculptures belie his violent artistic past.
New York, New York

Alice in Wonderland Statue

This whimsical group of statues is a favorite of children who love to climb all over Lewis Carroll's beloved characters.
New York, New York

The Elevated Acre

Amidst the bustle and noise of the Financial District hides a secluded garden oasis above the city streets.
Nevada City, California

Malakoff Diggins

The beauty and the beast of hydraulic mining is on full display at this California Historic State Park.
Sausalito, California

The Bay Model

A working model of the entire San Francisco Bay and much of the Sacramento River Delta, complete with regular tides that change every 14 minutes.
Mill Valley, California

Nature Friends Tourist Club

Discover for yourself what Herb Caen referred to as "the best kept secret in the Bay Area."
Oakland, California

Kaiser Convention Center

An abandoned convention space that has been left to the homeless and the radical.
Oakland, California

Cathedral of Christ the Light

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

Mazzariello Labyrinth

Spiral labyrinth hidden in the hills above Oakland, CA.
Berkeley, California

Sather Tower

The century old tower at UC Berkeley is the third tallest bell and clock tower in the world, home to 61 bells and some fossils.
Berkeley, California

Thornburg Village

A storybook European village in Berkeley.
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oude Kerk

Amsterdam's oldest church, and the center of Dutch prostitution.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Mons Meg

A six ton wedding gift to King of the Scots.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Greyfriars Bobby

The most loyal of little dogs, or a Victorian era publicity stunt?
Edinburgh, Scotland

The Heart of Midlothian

A sweet symbol marks the place where torturous executions were once carried out.
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle Dog Cemetery

The final resting place of soldiers' loyal canine companions.