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Shipka Pass, viewed from Shipka
Gabrovo, Bulgaria

Shipka Pass

A mountain pass in Bulgaria's Balkan Mountains was the site of four historic battles.
42.7667, 25.3167
Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo

Multi-storied adobe home continuously inhabited for 1000 years.
36.4386, -105.5445
Vintage gas pumps
Embudo, New Mexico

Johnnie Meier Classical Gas Museum

One man’s passion for gas stations is on display along the Rio Grande in northern New Mexico.
36.2091, -105.9510
Bradbury Science Museum
Los Alamos, New Mexico

Bradbury Science Museum

This museum started as a collection of Manhattan Projects and continues to add exhibits as they are declassified.
35.8817, -106.2985
The Gaddafi Canal cuts through the landscape like an open wound.
Gourma Rharous, Mali

Gaddafi Canal

Muammar Gaddafi's well-intentioned investment in his favorite city turned out to be a nightmare.
16.7234, -2.9915
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
Spirit of Santa Monica during the daytime
Santa Monica, California

Spirit of Santa Monica DC-3

"The only replacement for a DC-3 is another DC-3."
34.0150, -118.4477
Santa Monica, California

Pacific Park Solar Ferris Wheel

A second generation sun-powered marvel lights up the night.
34.0083, -118.4978
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
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
"The Star Factory
Pasadena, California

Pasadena Playhouse

"The Star Factory" cranked out Hollywood stars like nobody's business.
34.1450, -118.1370
Vroman's Storefront
Pasadena, California

Vroman's Bookstore

Colorado Boulevard’s historic bookstore, operating since the bustling city of Pasadena was merely some orange groves and a few ostrich farms.
34.1460, -118.1362
Pasadena City Hall Facade
Pasadena, California

Pasadena City Hall

One of Hollywood’s favorite government buildings.
34.1476, -118.1435
The Cool Haus Truck
Pasadena, California

Coolhaus Ice Cream

Making Ice Cream Hip Since 2008.
34.1460, -118.1492
View of the 100-inch from the 150-Foot Solar Tower Current Towercam
Pasadena, California

Mount Wilson Observatory

The stomping grounds of the most eminent astronomers of the early 20th century.
34.2264, -118.0662
Concrete building at the abandoned Murphy Ranch.
Los Angeles, California

Rustic Canyon's Murphy Ranch

World War II-era Nazi compound nestled in the Santa Monica hills.
34.0683, -118.5105
Two faced kitten
Los Angeles, California

Venice Beach Freakshow

The largest collection of two headed animals in the world.
33.9904, -118.4764
The Museum of Broken Relationships in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles' Museum of Broken Relationships

Where the leftovers of love affairs can live on forever.
34.1017, -118.3240
1950s Brown Derby on Wilshire Boulevard.
Los Angeles, California

Brown Derby

Outposts of this restaurant chain were shaped like jaunty chapeaus.
34.0623, -118.2975
The building lit up at night.
Los Angeles, California

LAX Theme Building

This quirky UFO-shaped curiosity is often mistaken for the airport’s control tower.
33.9441, -118.4024
The Bonaventure Hotel.
Los Angeles, California

The Bonaventure Hotel

The space-age building is home to one of the few remaining rotating restaurants in America, and the only one that inspired a 1980s sitcom.
34.0526, -118.2560
For rent
Los Angeles, California

Waldorf Hotel Apartments

Apartment building was once posh playground to the Hollywood elite.
33.9886, -118.4748
Los Angeles, California

Venice Post Office's Abbot Kinney Mural

An homage to the man who built California's version of Venice.
33.9879, -118.4711