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San Francisco, California

Doggie Diner Head

This grinning pup statue is all that's left of what was once a ubiquitous Bay Area diner chain.
San Francisco, California

Bourbon & Branch

A nondescript building that's been functioning as a speakeasy for nearly a century and a half.
San Francisco, California

'The Allegory of California'

The first fresco Diego Rivera painted in the United States can be found in the former San Francisco Stock Exchange.
San Francisco, California

Phelan Building

The second building of its name to occupy this location might be the finest flatiron building in San Francisco.
San Francisco, California

Mission Dolores Cemetery

The oldest burial ground in the city, final resting place of city founders, Ohlone natives and murderers alike.
San Francisco, California

Gilbert Baker Memorial

A tribute to the artist and activist who created the rainbow pride flag.
San Francisco, California

Buena Vista Park Tombstones

Gold Rush-era tombstones line the park's paths.
San Francisco, California

Western Terminus of the Lincoln Highway

The United States' first transcontinental automobile road came to its end at this spot in San Francisco's Lincoln Park.
San Francisco, California

The Dore Vase

A masterpiece in Golden Gate Park by virtue of the artist’s debt.
San Francisco, California

Drawn Stone

Art in the form of a winding, man made crack in stone.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Carnivorous plants, medieval aphrodisiacs, and the largest original wood structure glass conservatory in the western hemisphere.
San Francisco, California

Heineman Building

This tall and trim architectural oddity is one of the skinniest buildings in San Francisco.
San Francisco, California

The Walrus Heads of the Financial District

These six walrus head statues harken back to a time when this area wasn't far from the oceanfront.
SF, California

Vaillancourt Fountain

This concrete tangle of square pipes has stood as a proud thorn in the city's side since the '70s.
San Francisco, California

Duboce Bikeway Mural

This painted marvel is San Francisco's 400-foot ode to urban biking.
San Francisco, California

William Westerfeld House

This Alamo Square mansion is rumored to have hosted satanic rituals and other occult practices.
San Francisco, California

Dangling Legs at the Piedmont Boutique

The giant pair of sexy legs sticking out the window of this costume store have become its main draw.
Reykjavik, Iceland

'The Black Cone, Monument to Civil Disobedience'

A monument dedicated to the civil uprisings that took place during the Pots and Pans Revolution.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Icelandic Punk Museum

This tiny museum's sizable collection is jammed into a former underground public toilet.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat

Iceland's tribute to its thankless civil servants.
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
Thingvellir, Iceland

Þingvellir Church

This beautiful, historic church looks like something out of a simpler past.
Thingvellir, Iceland

Silfra

This natural Icelandic fissure allows divers to swim right between two volatile tectonic plates.