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Buildings at Sewell
Sewell, Chile

Sewell Ghost Town

The “City of Stairs” sits high in the Andes above the world’s largest underground copper mine.
-34.0852, -70.3831
The Wave Organ, San Francisco Bay
San Francisco, California

The Wave Organ

A huge musical instrument played by the ocean.
37.8085, -122.4398
Ceiling Ship
Montreal, Québec

Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (The Sailors' Church)

Small ship votives hang from the vaulted ceiling of this port-side church with a Latin inscription on the wall, "Pray for us fishermen in the hour of our death."
45.5099, -73.5514
Château Frontenac
Québec City, Québec

Château Frontenac

This lovely, if imposing, piece of Canadian gothic is possibly the most photographed hotel in the world.
46.8119, -71.2063
Morrin Centre
Québec City, Québec

Morrin Centre

This former prison now houses a lovely library devoted to Quebec's oft-maligned English-speaking history.
46.8129, -71.2106
Cabazon Dinosaurs. Dinny the Dinosaur.
Cabazon, California

Cabazon Dinosaurs

"World's biggest dinosaur" featured in Pee Wee's Big Adventure, now houses a creationist museum in its abdomen.
33.9229, -116.7743
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
Tiki Ti's original 1961 location.
Los Angeles, California

Tiki-Ti

Established in the '60s, a family-owned tropical drink bar founded by Ray Buhen, bartender to the stars.
34.0975, -118.2858
Portal of books.
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic LA bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank -- both symbolic and chic.
34.0477, -118.2494
The Bradbury Building
Los Angeles, California

Bradbury Building

The legendary building that needed ghostly approval before being built.
34.0505, -118.2478
The Rocky Statue in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rocky Statue

Yo, Adrian!
39.9650, -75.1792
A view of City Hall from below. (Photo:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia City Hall

This elaborate towering structure was once famed for its revolutionary height.
39.9541, -75.1644
Gallery in the Sun
Tucson, Arizona

Gallery in the Sun

This southwestern historic site was designed and built by an artist who wanted his work to "feel at home."
32.3219, -110.8918
Diamondback Bridge
Tucson, Arizona

Diamondback Bridge

In Tucson a giant metal snake helps pedestrians cross a busy highway.
32.2212, -110.9613
Las Vegas, Nevada

Pinball Hall of Fame

Incredible collection of vintage pinball machines can be played at 25 cents a pop.
36.1013, -115.1305
The entrance beckons.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Frankie's Tiki Room

The best Tiki bar in Las Vegas.
36.1592, -115.1646
Las Vegas, Nevada

Neon Boneyard

Neon icons of Las Vegas.
36.1770, -115.1353
Atomic Liquors, since 1952
Las Vegas, Nevada

Atomic Liquors

Back in 1952, you could get a mushroom cloud chaser with your atomic cocktail.
36.1668, -115.1355
Santiago, Chile

Parque Quinta Normal Greenhouse

A beautiful deserted greenhouse in the middle of a park.
-33.4430, -70.6812
La Rotonda del Mar
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

La Rotonda del Mar

A Lovecraftian altar of nightmarish bronze chairs sits ominously on a boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta.
20.6114, -105.2346
Ronda, Spain
Ronda, Spain

Ronda, Spain

Three bridges, two historical sections of city, and one giant canyon make up this fantastic Spanish settlement.
36.7404, -5.1644
Olvera, Spain

Olvera Arab Castle - Castillo de Olvera

Moorish signal station and high ground fortification.
36.9353, -5.2677
Tomb of Columbus in Seville Cathedral
Seville, Spain

Tomb of Christopher Columbus

The final resting place of the great navigator, or maybe his brother.
37.3857, -5.9938
(Flickr/Turismo de Sevilla)
Seville, Spain

Metropol Parasol

The world's largest wooden structure.
37.3932, -5.9922