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Senate side.
Washington, D.C.

Capitol Bollards

The 5.5-mile ring of steel posts around the Capitol Building is one of the largest (and most uniform) of its kind in the world.
38.8898, -77.0060
Key West, Florida

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

The former home of the Nobel Prize-winning American writer is now home to dozens of six-toed cats.
24.5511, -81.8005
Winterhaven, California

Valley of the Names

Since World War II people have been decorating this stretch of the Yuma desert with signatures arranged out of rocks.
32.8733, -114.6844
Ambassador College
Pasadena, California

Worldwide Church of God Historical Site

Mid-Century Modern Meets Millionaire’s Row.
34.1433, -118.1565
Standin' On the Corner Park
Winslow, Arizona

Standin' On the Corner Park

This public square capitalized on a single Eagles reference to bring some life back to an Arizona town.
35.0235, -110.6977
Williams, Arizona

Flintstones Bedrock City

An homage to everyone's favorite prehistoric cartoon family.
35.6536, -112.1385
It sits behind chain link and barbed wire
Goleta, California

Barnsdall-Rio Grande Gas Station

This little gem of Spanish Colonial architecture has been abandoned since the 1950s.
34.4296, -119.9025
Tehachapi Wind Farm
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Wind Farm

Thousands of turbines whir at at the origin of North American wind power.
35.1681, -118.4737
Aerial photograph of Ivanpah Solar Power Facility
San Bernardino County, California

Ivanpah Solar Power Facility

The world’s largest concentrated solar plant generates as many problems as megawatts.
35.5568, -115.4703
William Workman's adobe abode
City of Industry, California

Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum

Explore an early California pioneer's rancho hidden in LA's manufacturing hinterland.
34.0191, -117.9647
The Bissell House
South Pasadena, California

Bissell House

Victoriana on Orange Grove Avenue.
34.1238, -118.1584
Pasadena City Hall Facade
Pasadena, California

Pasadena City Hall

One of Hollywood’s favorite government buildings.
34.1476, -118.1435
San Simeon, California

Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery

This stretch of beach along California's central coast is a busy highway for the largest seal in the northern hemisphere.
35.6632, -121.2575
There it is, in all its puny glory, Newport Beach's Cocos nucifera.
Newport Beach, California

California's Coconut Palm

One of the only known surviving Coconut Palm trees in the entire state of California.
33.6192, -117.9219
The front facade of the Hale House.
Los Angeles, California

Heritage Square Museum

Beautiful Victorian buildings from LA's forgotten architectural past.
34.0883, -118.2077
(Headlands Center for the Arts)
Mill Valley, California

Headlands Center for the Arts

Internationally-recognized arts center housed in a century-old former military barracks.
37.8235, -122.5293
Battery Spencer with with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background
Sausalito, California

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
37.8339, -122.5329
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
Seattle, Washington

Fremont Troll

A giant Troll lurks under a Seattle bridge overpass.
47.6510, -122.3473
The H-4 Hercules, aka "Spruce Goose."
McMinnville, Oregon

The Spruce Goose

The wooden airship was the largest flying boat ever built.
45.2039, -123.1433
(Original Caption) Through the Needle's Eye. The beautiful Colorado Street Bridge that spans an arroyo at the entrance of Pasadena, California, was the scene recently of one of the most daring aviation stunts of the year. With Miss Babe Kalisihek and Miss Gladys Ingle on the wing of the plane, the aviator Art Gobel dove under one section of the bridge, actually brushing the tree tops.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
34.1453, -118.1630
view from the upper balcony
Pasadena, California

The Gamble House

A stellar example of Art & Crafts architecture, and a movie set to boot.
34.1517, -118.1608
Prong-Horned Antelope, oil on canvas, circa 1865
Jackson, Wyoming

National Museum of Wildlife Art

One of the largest collections of wildlife art in the United States, built into the side of a cliff in rural Wyoming.
43.5195, -110.7488
Solar Two Power Tower
Daggett, California

Solar One and Solar Two

Decommissioned experimental solar facilities that pioneered solar energy technology.
34.8577, -116.8492