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Vancouver, British Columbia

Dude Chilling Park

A renegade art installation in a small Vancouver park is now officially sanctioned by the City Parks Department.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Stanley Park

"Girl in a Wetsuit" is what happens when a sculptor has to find a way around a 100 year old copyright.
Vancouver, British Columbia

'Giants' on Granville Island Silos

The colorful, smiling concrete silos of Vancouver.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Gastown Steam Clock

A working steam clock, one of only a few in the world, located in Vancouver's Victorian Gastown.
Forks, Washington

Hall of Mosses

An emerald-green grotto just a short trip from Austin.
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think.
Seattle, Washington

UPS Waterfall Garden Park

This secluded, man-made waterfall marks the birthplace of the United Parcel Service.
Seattle, Washington

Plymouth Pillars Park

The four tall pillars once marked the entrance of the historic Seattle church that fought for women's suffrage and civil rights.
Seattle, Washington

Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens

A young botanist's horticultural vision realized through a lifetime of planting, tending, and collecting seeds.
Seattle, Washington

Mount Pleasant Cemetery

This graveyard contains markers and monuments dedicated to some of the darkest chapters in Washington's history.
Seattle, Washington

Ballard Centennial Bell Tower

A 1,000 pound brass bell commemorates a time when this small maritime neighborhood was actually its own separate city.
Seattle, Washington

Bergen Place Park and Mural

A commemorative mural in this tiny Ballard park honors the neighborhood's rich Scandinavian ties, particularly with Seattle's Norwegian sister city Bergen.
Seattle, Washington

Scarecrow Video

Browse through roughly 130,000 titles in the world's largest independent video rental store.
Suminoe-ku, Japan

Osaka Maritime Museum

An abandoned giant glass dome sits in the bay in “the Venice of the East.”
Sakyō-ku, Japan

Kyoto Botanical Garden

With over 12,000 different species of plants, this botanical garden is Japan's oldest and most diverse.
Springfield, New Zealand

Springfield Doughnut

A giant doughnut was gifted to the small New Zealand town of Springfield to promote "The Simpsons Movie."
Victoria, British Columbia

The Empress Hotel

This historic Victorian hotel has a scandalous history of affairs and murder.
Ashford, Washington

Mount Rainier

The highest point in Washington state is a volcano covered in glaciers.
Granite Falls, Washington

Big Four Ice Caves

Cave carved out of a huge snow drift collapsed killing one and injuring five in July 2015.
North Bend, Washington

Twede's Cafe

Twin Peaks' real life Double R Diner has been restored to its damn fine television look.
Seattle, Washington

Reciprocal Recording Studio

Providing the soundtrack to the golden years of the Seattle grunge scene.
Seattle, Washington

Piece of the Berlin Wall at Cafe Turko

A nondescript Seattle restaurant inherited a piece of European history.
Seattle, Washington

World Flight Monument

This gold-winged spire celebrates the first true flight around the world.
Seattle, Washington

J.P. Patches Statue

Leave a button on the jacket of this iconic Seattle clown.