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Austin, Texas

Congress Bridge Bats

Home to the largest urban bat colony in North America, estimated at 1.5 million bats.
30.2608, -97.7456
San Francisco, California

Pier 22½ & the SFFD Fire Boats

Prone to disastrous fires, the city of San Francisco has the Guardian, a fireboat gifted by residents, to watch over them from the bay.
37.7903, -122.3887
Dutch (North) Windmill from the beach.
San Francisco, California

Dutch Windmill

The key to turning shifting dunes into the green oasis of Golden Gate Park.
37.7705, -122.5094
Spreckels Mansion. (Creative Commons)
San Francisco, California

Spreckels Mansion

27-room home built with the fortune of a sugar magnate.
37.7927, -122.4275
Modern day hippies play on as the fog rolls in.
San Francisco, California

Janis Joplin Tree

A famous alternative culture epicenter and where Joplin serenaded young hippies.
37.7696, -122.4570
Boutique below and legs above
San Francisco, California

Dangling Legs at the Piedmont Boutique

The giant pair of sexy legs sticking out the window of this costume store have become its main draw.
37.7703, -122.4463
Treasure Island as seen from Yerba Buena Island
San Francisco, California

Treasure Island

A man-made island in scenic San Francisco Bay.
37.8160, -122.3713
Strybing Arboretum Library Terrace Garden.
San Francisco, California

Spanish Monastery Stones

Remains of a 12th century chapter house in Golden Gate Park.
37.7671, -122.4676
The never-completed archway of the Tobin house.
San Francisco, California

Tobin House

Half of a house.
37.7897, -122.4268
The mysterious Dentzel goat
San Francisco, California

Golden Gate Park Vintage Carousel

This turn of the century masterpiece has a mysterious goaty interloper.
37.7679, -122.4580
The Tonga Room's pool.
San Francisco, California

The Tonga Room

Tiki luxury on Nob Hill.
37.7925, -122.4100
San Francisco, California

Crown & Crumpet

The tea room that pushed the boundaries of adorable straight into...we can't find the words.
37.7856, -122.4306
Main entrance to the Exploratorium at Pier 15
San Francisco, California

Exploratorium

San Francisco's newly reopened hands-on science museum.
37.8017, -122.3973
Inside the store. (Loved To Death)
San Francisco, California

Loved To Death

A storefront that specializes in oddities, Victorian antiques, taxidermy and Jewelry.
37.7695, -122.4502
San Francisco, California

Secret Tiled Staircase

An artsy hidden staircase leads to breathtaking views of San Francisco.
37.7563, -122.4735
Cover of "The Earth Rose," an anti-war publication by Charles Bukowski and Steve Richmond.
San Francisco, California

Beat Museum

A collection of memorabilia from the Beat era in the back of a San Francisco bookstore.
37.7981, -122.4062
The wild parrots of Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, California

The Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Staircase winds down the side of Telegraph Hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead.
37.8021, -122.4039
General Sherman
Sequoia National Park, California

General Sherman

Quite simply the largest tree in the world (by volume).
36.5817, -118.7514
Japanese Gardens.
San Francisco, California

Japanese Tea Garden

Relics of the 1894 Midwinter Exposition continue to delight visitors today.
37.7702, -122.4702
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Golden Gate Park's historic botanical collection.
37.7670, -122.4667
San Francisco, California

Palace of Fine Arts

The last remaining relic of San Francisco's glittering 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition.
37.8029, -122.4482
Yoda Fountain
San Francisco, California

Yoda Fountain

There is no trying to fall in love with this Star Wars fountain, you just do or do not.
37.7989, -122.4505
The fictional Tanner's residence.
San Francisco, California

The "Full House" House

This private residence was the template for one of the most beloved television homes ever.
37.7863, -122.4420
2nd Sunday of every month - Rose Bowl Flea Market is one of the largest in the world
Pasadena, California

Rose Bowl

Sports history, made in the Arroyo Seco.
34.1610, -118.1675