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Truckee, California

Donner Pass Summit Tunnels

The now-abandoned tunnels were built for the transcontinental railroad on the route where the first wagon train entered California.
Keeler, California

Cerro Gordo

A lawless town deep in Death Valley was famous for its riches and death rate.
Collinsville, California

Hastings Adobe

This cabin once belonged to one of California's original settlers.
Milford, New Hampshire

The Swing Bridge

This historic mini-suspension bridge was swept away once but is now here to stay.
Portland, Oregon

Paul Bunyan Statue

This stoic, if derpy, giant stands as a monument to Oregon's statehood and the novelty culture of yesteryear.
Rilski manastir, Bulgaria

Rila Monastery

This historic black and white monastery is one of Bulgaria's architectural jewels.
Yagodina, Bulgaria

Devil's Throat Cave

A spectacular Bulgarian cave resembling a devil's head with a waterfall rushing down its throat.
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv Roman Theater

This ancient theater, restored in the 20th century, lives on as a venue for dramatic and musical performances.
Kalabaka, Greece

Meteora

Monasteries on rock pillars, once accessible only by frayed ropes.
Sofia, Bulgaria

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

A striking symbol of the Bulgarian capital.
Varna, Bulgaria

Monument of the Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship

This once-grandiose behemoth of a monument from the socialist era now sits quiet and closed up.
San Francisco, California

Land’s End Octagon House

The one-time watch house for incoming ships at the Golden Gate now stands abandoned and hidden in trees.
San Francisco, California

The Shipwrecks at Land's End

A 300 ship graveyard - 3 still visible at low tide.
San Francisco, California

Fort Miley Batteries

Big gun installations, built over a massive cemetery, now abandoned & hidden in trees.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco Naval Shipyard

Radioactivity still cause for concern at this urban explorer's paradise.
Redwood City, California

Pulgas Water Temple

A classically inspired temple in Redwood City.
San Jose, California

Drawbridge

San Francisco Bay's ghost town.
San Jose, California

The San José Semaphore

It took years to decode its mysterious messages.
Inverness, California

KPH Maritime Radio Receiving Station

An enchanting tunnel of cypress trees leads to an old morse code station still used today.
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Boat

This abandoned boat was left in place thanks to its rotting beauty.
Marshall, California

The Marconi Conference Center

Built by the inventor of the radio, this abandoned hotel has housed early radio employees, military men, and a dangerous cult.
Inverness, California

Point Reyes Lighthouse

The lighthouse central to the 1980s horror classic "The Fog" is in fact located in one of the foggiest areas of the Pacific Coast.
Crockett, California

Wreckage of the S.S. Garden City

The remains of a deserted steamboat sit rusting beside an old ferry pier and an abandoned train platform.
Milpitas, California

Great Mall of Milpitas

This giant shopping mall still holds signs of its automotive past.