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Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Família

Construction of Barcelona's iconic (but controversial) church is expected to be completed in 2026—a century after the death of its architect.
San Jose, California

The Winchester Mystery House

A peculiar mansion built by the troubled heir to the Winchester gun fortune.
Lee Vining, California

Mono Lake

Aqueducts have dramatically changed this old lake, now home to tufa towers and its very own species of tiny brine shrimp.
Seligman, Arizona

Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In

A classic Route 66 landmark that was built with scrap lumber and is held together with kitsch and puns.
Oakland, California

Gnomes of Lake Merritt

This mysterious series of teeny guerrilla installations sheds a whimsical light on street art in Oakland.
San Francisco, California

Bourbon & Branch

A nondescript building that's been funtioning as a speakeasy for nearly a century and a half.
Oakland, California

Chapel of the Chimes

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

Marin Headlands

Concrete strongholds stand guard over the Golden Gate.
Mill Valley, California

Headlands Center for the Arts

Internationally-recognized arts center housed in a century-old former military barracks.
San Francisco, California

Corporate Goddess Sculptures

Faceless white figures loom over the city from the rooftop.
Berkeley, California

Urban Ore

An vast warehouse of everyday treasures in Berkeley, CA.
Albany, California

Albany Bulb

An "anarchical" no man's land, complete with garbage sculptures and a hobo-run "Landfillian Library."
Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

A "gravitational anomaly" located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California.
Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
Johannesburg, California

Randsburg

The liveliest ghost town in the state.
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean.
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions.
San Francisco, California

Portrait of Emperor Norton

A mysterious painting of the self-declared Emperor of the United States watches over a local hof-brau.
San Francisco, California

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Staircase winds down the side of Telegraph Hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead.
San Francisco, California

Balmy Alley Murals

Stunning street art as political theater for the masses.
San Francisco, California

Prelinger Library

Appropriation-friendly collection of books, periodicals, and more.
San Francisco, California

The Golden Fire Hydrant

The miraculous hydrant that saved the Mission District in 1906.
San Francisco, California

Mission Dolores Cemetery

The oldest burial ground in the city, final resting place of city founders, Ohlone natives and murderers alike.