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Los Angeles, California

Giant Scissors

Giant scissors seemingly stabbed into the side of a hair salon leave no question about the vocation of the owners.
34.1820, -118.5911
Los Angeles, California

Youngwood Court

Iconic Los Angeles residence famous for its 19 statues of Michelangelo's David.
34.0687, -118.3284
The ivy covered hotel.
Los Angeles, California

Venice Beach House

Two men, two visionaries of Venice Beach, one little hotel that smells like cookies.
33.9800, -118.4669
The lamps shine along Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California

Urban Light

Scores of vintage street lamps shine along L.A.’s Miracle Mile.
34.0628, -118.3594
Hollywood sign seen from Griffith Observatory
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
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 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
Los Angeles, California

Clifton's Cafeteria

Giant Redwood-themed cafeteria operates under the golden rule, "Dine Free Unless Delighted."
34.0453, -118.2528
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
The Sam Maloof Compound.
Rancho Cucamonga, California

Sam Maloof House

A living museum dedicated to the legendary woodworker and his soulful furniture.
34.1613, -117.6158
Saltdale
Cantil, California

Saltdale

Salt is slowly eating away this abandoned saltworks town in the desert.
35.3593, -117.8857
Hot Creek Geological Site
Mono County, California

Hot Creek Geological Site

This naturally heated mountainous creek has created a group of neon blue pools of potentially deadly boiling water.
37.6734, -118.8119
Tufa tower on south shore of Mono Lake
Lee Vining, California

Mono Lake

Aqueducts have dramatically changed this old lake, now home to tufa towers and its very own species of tiny brine shrimp.
38.0165, -119.0093
Big Edge appearing to defy gravity
Las Vegas, Nevada

The Big Edge

A giant open-air sculpture made of over 200 full-sized boats.
36.1089, -115.1776
The sign welcoming visitors to the Red Rock National Conservation Area.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Dyed by iron oxide over centuries, these sandstone rocks rise thousands of feet into the sky.
36.1357, -115.4279
Seven Magic Mountains at sunset
Sloan, Nevada

Seven Magic Mountains

Brightly colored 30-foot-tall totems light up the desert sky just outside Las Vegas.
35.8385, -115.2714
Second half of the wall
New York, New York

REI's Wall of Litho Stones

A trove of century-old litho stones from the Puck Building's printing days were discovered behind a cellar wall, and are now hanging in the store.
40.7247, -73.9954
Flamingos on Flamingo Island
Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Habitat

An exotic wildlife habitat right off The Strip.
36.1166, -115.1712
The reconstructed Drake Oil Well demonstrates the first practical use of salt drilling techniques for the extraction of petroleum through an oil well
Titusville, Pennsylvania

Drake Well Museum

Where the oil industry began.
41.6129, -79.6567
The Chandelier Tree in 2005.
Leggett, California

Chandelier Tree

Massive redwood tree that has a hole in the base big enough to drive through.
39.8657, -123.7142
Santa Monica, California

Pacific Park Solar Ferris Wheel

A second generation sun-powered marvel lights up the night.
34.0083, -118.4978
Naming this building was easy
Los Angeles, California

Binocular Building

In a city filled with Frank Gehry buildings, one stands alone as one of his weirder works.
33.9955, -118.4767
Los Angeles, California

Ballerina Clown

A three-story, three-dimensional hobo clown in a tutu welcomes CVS shoppers.
33.9962, -118.4780
Los Angeles, California

Jim Morrison Mural

Legendary frontman of the Doors looms in this giant mural by famed Venice muralist, Rip Cronk.
33.9857, -118.4722