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The Quetzalcoatl sculpture looks best up-close and from the front.
San Jose, California

Quetzalcóatl Sculpture

It is locally loved and ridiculed for literally looking like poop.
37.3325, -121.8898
Sierra Madre Wistaria Vine.
Sierra Madre, California

Sierra Madre Wistaria Vine

Gorgeous purple flowers drape from the world's largest blossoming plant.
34.1622, -118.0537
(Original Caption) Through the Needle's Eye. The beautiful Colorado Street Bridge that spans an arroyo at the entrance of Pasadena, California, was the scene recently of one of the most daring aviation stunts of the year. With Miss Babe Kalisihek and Miss Gladys Ingle on the wing of the plane, the aviator Art Gobel dove under one section of the bridge, actually brushing the tree tops.
Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
34.1453, -118.1630
Los Angeles, California

Reggie The Alligator

Raised illegally, Reggie now lives at the Los Angeles Zoo after authorities spent years tracking him down.
34.1486, -118.2852
Under the H
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
34.1347, -118.3209
Los Angeles, California

Musso and Frank Grill

This star-studded Old Hollywood restaurant is where Fettucine Alfredo made its United States debut.
34.1018, -118.3354
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
Interior, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
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.
34.0577, -118.2449
Los Angeles, California

Pink's Hot Dogs

World-famous, Pink's still manages to keep its prized cult fetish status.
34.0840, -118.3444
The entrance beckons.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Frankie's Tiki Room

The best Tiki bar in Las Vegas.
36.1592, -115.1646
Mel's hands and feet
Los Angeles, California

Mel Brooks Handprint

There are lots of hands and feet stamped in the cement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, but Mel left behind something extra.
34.1020, -118.3410
Monopoly in the Park
San Jose, California

Monopoly in the Park

The largest permanent Monopoly board makes one of the longest games even bigger.
37.3282, -121.8932
Xinyi District, Taiwan

Tuned Mass Damper of Taipei 101

Enormous pendulum helps keep Taiwan's tallest building from swaying.
25.0336, 121.5650
The Defender of Time
Paris, France

The Defender of Time

A mechanized clock where a man fights off a dragon, crab, and rooster.
48.8625, 2.3526
59 Rivoli in 2005.
Paris, France

59 Rivoli

Notorious artist squat renovated into legal studios.
48.8592, 2.3458
The Dark Hedges
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Dark Hedges

One of the world's most atmospheric roads was never meant to be so creepy.
55.1356, -6.3828
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Launch Site of the Titanic

A museum marks and documents the site of the Titanic's launch.
54.6107, -5.9086
Crown Liquor Saloon
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Crown Liquor Saloon

This Victorian-era public house has set the standard for pub-style elegance for over a hundred years.
54.5946, -5.9343
Dublin, Ireland

The Long Room Library at Trinity College

The gorgeous library at Trinity College is home to remarkable treasures of Irish identity.
53.3440, -6.2567
Leixlip, Ireland

The Wonderful Barn

Corkscrew-shaped barn in Ireland.
53.3612, -6.4891
The wall of Solutions Audio in Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California

Elliott Smith's Tribute Wall

Pay your respects to a folk-punk legend.
34.0952, -118.2837
The Bradbury Building
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
34.0505, -118.2478
Los Angeles, California

The Happy Foot/Sad Foot Sign

A cult following celebrates the legend that belies this curious podiatrists' office sign which has worked its way into song, literature, animation, and the visual arts.
34.0809, -118.2707
Alameda, California

Pacific Pinball Museum

Playable, historic pinball machines fill this Alameda museum.
37.7737, -122.2767