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La Brea Tar Pits
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.
34.0638, -118.3554
The Magic Castle during the day - slightly less ominous than at night
Los Angeles, California

The Magic Castle

The private clubhouse for the members of the Academy of Magical Arts.
34.1045, -118.3419
Cinespia cemetery screening at Hollywood Forever
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Resting place of Hollywood's immortals is also site of summer film screenings.
34.0887, -118.3190
The Bradbury Building
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
34.0505, -118.2478
The Spirit of Santa Monica
Santa Monica, California

Spirit of Santa Monica DC-3

"The only replacement for a DC-3 is another DC-3."
34.0150, -118.4477
The pattern at 4th Street and Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, California

Origami Intersections

Giant origami crease patterns engraved in Santa Monica intersections may even be visible from space.
34.0151, -118.4936
Bradley in the shop
Santa Monica, California

Church of Type

Somewhere between an art studio and a print shop, this artists storefront is a house of worship devoted to type.
34.0267, -118.4563
The Hippodrome today.
Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome

A Looff creation in Santa Monica best described as “a California-Byzantine-Moorish-style fantasy.”
34.0101, -118.4954
Chain Reaction
Santa Monica, California

Chain Reaction

In one Santa Monica parking lot a mushroom cloud made of chains heralds a message of peace.
34.0090, -118.4896
Santa Monica, California

Pacific Park Solar Ferris Wheel

A second generation sun-powered marvel lights up the night.
34.0083, -118.4978
The Georgian Hotel At Nighttime
Santa Monica, California

Georgian Hotel

One of the first skyscrapers in Santa Monica, and a famous getaway for the Hollywood elite of then and now.
34.0137, -118.4974
Santa Monica, California

California Heritage Museum

The diverse and sometimes odd cultural heritage of the Golden State is collected, examined, and displayed in this proud museum.
34.0021, -118.4837
Santa Monica, California

Farnam House

On a quiet suburban street stands a peculiarly decorated house covered in mosaic designs.
34.0374, -118.4791
Santa Monica, California

Frank Gehry Residence

Perhaps the most unique of any Frank Gehry design for one simple reason: Gehry himself actually lives here.
34.0352, -118.4848
Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica Camera Obscura

An offbeat angle on the ocean viewed through an antiquated lens.
34.0128, -118.4970
The sign. Simple.
Santa Monica, California

Route 66: End of the Trail

A sign at the end of the Santa Monica Pier marks the end of the legendary American highway, symbolizing that this road only ended when the sea stood in its way.
34.0094, -118.4973
Nautical-themed signs hang outside this colorful restaurant
Santa Monica, California

The Galley

Santa Monica's oldest restaurant, decorated with set pieces from the Mutiny on the Bounty.
34.0034, -118.4850
Inyo, California

Amargosa Opera House

Marta Becket's hand-painted theater in the desert.
36.3014, -116.4144
One of Typhoon's insect dishes.
Santa Monica, California

Typhoon Restaurant

This California eatery has made a name for itself by embracing Asia's rich history of eating bugs.
34.0146, -118.4495
Bottom of the station
Los Angeles, California

Angels Flight

Historic funicular railway, believed to be the shortest railroad in the world.
34.0509, -118.2498
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
34.1184, -118.3004
I mean come on
Aguas Calientes, Peru

Huayna Picchu

If you’ve ever seen a picture of Machu Picchu, then you’ve seen a picture of Huayna Picchu — you just didn’t realize it.
-13.1631, -72.5450
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

The remains of a community that was forced to move for a dam that never materialized still rot in this Pennsylvania park.
41.0772, -75.0264
Parque Kennedy
Lima, Peru

Parque Kennedy

A Peruvian public park has a mysteriously large cat population that a number of locals would rather see dead.
-12.1220, -77.0308