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Los Angeles, California

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Crypt mausoleum in cathedral's basement contains relics of third century Roman martyr, Saint Vibiana.
Los Angeles, California

La Brea Tar Pits Dragonfly Fossils

These delicate buggers are some of the rarest fossils that have bubbled up from the Tar Pits.
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Tower Apartments

This glamorous old building is said to have inspired the Tower of Terror.
Los Angeles, California

Venice of America Canals

After starting as a whimsical tourist attraction that eventually found its way to ruin, these renovated canals offer a lush and exotic locale on the Pacific Coast.
Los Angeles, California

Triforium

A visionary, futuristic sculpture in Los Angeles that never met its extraterrestrial potential.
Los Angeles, California

Capitol Records Building Morse Code

The blinking light atop the iconic landmark has been sending secret messages for decades.
Los Angeles, California

Muscle Beach

An historic and oft-filmed spot for musclebound iron pumpers on the Pacific coast.
Los Angeles, California

Declaration Sculpture

60 feet of towering steel balances gracefully.
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

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

Lotta's Fountain

San Francisco's oldest surviving monument and meeting place for 1906 survivors.
San Francisco, California

Vaillancourt Fountain

This concrete tangle of square pipes has stood as a proud thorn in the city's side since the '70s.
San Francisco, California

Garden of Fragrance

Olfactory delights in San Francisco's Botanical Gardens.
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
San Francisco, California

Hunter's Point Shipyard

Radioactivity still cause for concern at this urban explorer's paradise.
San Francisco, California

Banker's Heart

A shining, cold, black organ lies in San Francisco's financial district.
San Francisco, California

Phelan Building

The second building of its name to occupy this location might be the finest flatiron building in San Francisco.
San Francisco, California

Mile Rocks Light

A modest reminder of treacherous waters at the Golden Gate.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
Berkeley, California

Moe's Books

A shape-shifting buy-sell-trade bookstore, born to Beatnik Era spirit.
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.
Inyo County, California

Badwater Basin

The lowest point in North America is home to an undrinkable pool surrounded by fields of geometric salt flats.
Big Sur, California

McWay Falls and Waterfall House Ruins

This Big Sur waterfall drops 80 feet directly into the Pacific Ocean, and inspired the hillside house up top.
Mono County, California

Crowley Lake Columns

Eons old volcanic activity created one of the most stunning rock formations in the United States.
Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach

A trash dump made beautiful by nature's power.