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Places edited in Twentynine Palms, California
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(Flickr/American Backroom)
Oro Grande, California

Elmer Long's Bottle Tree Ranch

A forest of 200 bottle trees along Route 66.
34.6903, -117.3394
Heinold’s First and Last Chance 2007. (Wikimedia Commons)
Oakland, California

Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon

Dive bar built out of the remains of a whaling ship.
37.7938, -122.2746
Richmond Shipyards.
Richmond, California

Richmond Shipyards

Where a staggering 747 ships were constructed during World War II.
37.9058, -122.3652
Oakland, California

Mazzariello Labyrinth

Spiral labyrinth hidden in the hills above Oakland, CA.
37.8524, -122.1954
Photo taken on Obscura Day, April 9, 2011
Palo Alto, California

Pneumatic Tube System at Stanford University Hospital

Four miles of pipelines form the model of still-functioning retro-tech efficiency.
37.4339, -122.1761
Burning Man 2010
San Francisco, California

Bliss Dance

An enormous illuminated figure dances by the bay. (Statue has moved.).
37.8205, -122.3742
Albany, California

The Bone Room

A store that sells all manner of bones, insects, and animal curiosities. (CLOSED).
37.8910, -122.2854
Moab, Utah

Hole n' the Rock

A house carved into a rock in the 1940s.
38.4997, -109.4751
Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
Waitomo, New Zealand

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

A cave lit with glowworms.
-38.2610, 175.1043
Mayer, Arizona

Arcosanti

An urban laboratory.
34.3431, -112.1007
Poised to go sledding at White Sands National Monument.
Tularosa, New Mexico

White Sands National Monument

Explore the largest pure gypsum deposit in the world, and go dune sledding while you're at it.
32.7872, -106.3270
The Very Large Array
Datil, New Mexico

The Very Large Array

Twenty-seven massive radio antennas on the high plains of New Mexico search for life on other planets.
34.1451, -107.8437
No Trespassing. Ever.
Groom Lake, Nevada

Area 51

In the middle of an extremely unforgiving and desolate high desert is the most secret military facility in the world.
37.2767, -115.7989
A typically cryptic, yet intense aphorism.
Twentynine Palms, California

Samuelson's Rocks

The only thing stranger than stumbling onto these philosophical musings is the story of the homesteader who created them.
34.0472, -116.2425
Agua Dulce, California

Vasquez Rocks

Named after a bandit and the star of several Hollywood prehistoric landscapes, these sandstone formations are a historical part of the Los Angeles natural landscape.
34.4886, -118.3207
Trona, California

Trona Pinnacles

One of the most unusual geological features, recognizable from a dozen hit movies.
35.6764, -117.3799
Monkey Jungle entrance. (Flickr)
Miami, Florida

Monkey Jungle

Where monkeys run wild and the humans are caged.
25.5653, -80.4701
View from the Cape Florida Light.
Key Biscayne, Florida

Stiltsville

Community of collapsing homes more than a mile out from the Florida coast.
25.6513, -80.1742
Homestead, Florida

Ed Leedskalnin's Coral Castle

A mysterious castle built as a monument to lost love.
25.5005, -80.4446
Wildrose Charcoal Kilns. (matthigh/Flickr)
Death Valley, California

Wildrose Charcoal Kilns

Ten 25-foot high beehive-shaped kilns abandoned in Death Valley.
36.2467, -117.0761
Houston, Texas

The Orange Show

One man's homage to the Orange as realized through a long-term folk art labor of love.
29.7179, -95.3247
Norry étiquette. (R. Seuffert/Atlas Obscura)
Ratanak Mondul, Cambodia

Bamboo Trains

Quick and simple, but in danger of disappearing.
12.9018, 102.9419
Faded Pepsi Sign
Krong Battambang, Cambodia

Pepsi Bottling Plant

Abandoned soda factory on a Cambodian roadside in a state of beautiful decay.
13.0989, 103.1625
Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor, Cambodia.
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Ta Prohm

A battle between nature and architecture in the Cambodian jungle.
13.3586, 103.8626