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Places edited in Palo Alto, California
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The Do Nothing Machine
Carlsbad, California

Craftsmanship Museum

This large collection of tiny things revels in the art of fine machinery well made.
33.1329, -117.2383
The welcome sign
Calipatria, California

Slab City

During winter months, this abandoned navy base becomes an off-grid home and alternative living community for thousands of retirees.
33.2589, -115.4664
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

Self-built mound covered in messages of God's love.
33.2542, -115.4727
Bombay Beach, California. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bombay Beach, California

Bombay Beach

Version of the French Riviera destroyed by the sea.
33.3506, -115.7296
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
San Diego Museum of Man
San Diego, California

San Diego Museum of Man

An extraordinarily ornate museum in San Diego holds wondrous anthropological treasures.
32.7314, -117.1517
Photo by Anhie Nguyen
Santa Monica, California

Jadis

Legendary prop shop filled with one man's collection of scientific curiosities.
34.0010, -118.4824
Abandoned sugar silos in 2009. (Wikimedia Commons)
Santa Maria, California

Betteravia Sugar Plant

Factory that once supported an entire company town of 350.
34.9181, -120.5169
The minimalist dining room.
San Luis Obispo, California

Madonna Inn

A hotel and restaurant serving as the mecca of kitsch.
35.2660, -120.6737
Dorn Pyramid in San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, California

The Dorn Pyramid

A Mysterious Masonic tomb in San Luis Obispo.
35.2608, -120.6696
Cambria, California

Nitt Witt Ridge

A house built from trash known as the poor man's Hearst Castle.
35.5674, -121.0969
'The Thinker', often seen as a separate sculpture
Palo Alto, California

Gates of Hell Sculpture

Rodin's famous depiction of Dante's 'Inferno', amidst a sculpture garden of many of his other works.
37.4329, -122.1702