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Gods Own Junkyard
London, England

God's Own Junkyard

A kaleidoscopic warehouse-maze of handmade neon signs.
51.5839, -0.0083
London, England

Wellcome Collection & Library

Curios of Pharmacist and Collector Henry Wellcome.
51.5259, -0.1339
A Nicobar Tree Shrew in the Grant Museum of Zoology
London, England

Grant Museum of Zoology

The only university zoological museum in London houses extinct animals and a Micrarium of tiny things.
51.5225, -0.1326
Exterior of Novelty Automation, a 17th century building.
London, England

Novelty Automation

A tongue-in-cheek arcade where the games are based on everyday life.
51.5197, -0.1169
A brutalist fountain at Freeway Park.
Seattle, Washington

Freeway Park

The first park to ever be built over a freeway was a brutalist masterwork.
47.6091, -122.3324
The old gasification plant in Gas Works Park, Seattle
Seattle, Washington

Gas Works Park

This former coal gasification plant found a curious second life as a popular public park.
47.6462, -122.3337
The top of the Space Needle exemplifies Googie architecture. (Wikimedia Commons)
Seattle, Washington

Space Needle

Iconic symbol of the Pacific Northwest.
47.6201, -122.3484
UPS Waterfall Garden Park
Seattle, Washington

UPS Waterfall Garden Park

This secluded, man-made waterfall marks the birthplace of the United Parcel Service.
47.6002, -122.3319
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Underground

A walk through the historic city center, under the streets of Seattle.
47.6015, -122.3343
Vancouver, British Columbia

Salmagundi West

Antiques shop filled with all manner of curious collectibles.
49.2837, -123.1093
The tarnished brass main entrance.
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Marine Building

This art deco masterpiece has stood in for some of the most famous buildings in comic book history.
49.2876, -123.1163
Mini Trafalgar Square
Victoria, British Columbia

Miniature World

A famous hotel houses an impression collection of mini dioramas and giant doll houses.
48.4224, -123.3669
Boots taken from victims to prevent them running away. Copyright Michael P. Jones/Cascade Geographic Society 2010.
Portland, Oregon

Portland's Shanghai Tunnels

The seamy, underground secrets of Portland's criminal past.
45.5240, -122.6734
Las Pozas
Xilitla, Mexico

Las Pozas

Extraordinary sculpture garden created by an eccentric English poet.
21.3967, -98.9967
Alley of the Kiss
Guanajuato, Mexico

Alley of the Kiss

A Mexican Romeo-and-Juliet-esque legend has given this super-narrow alleyway a reputation for romance.
21.0162, -101.2566
The World's Smallest Mummy
Guanajuato, Mexico

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

Mexico's astounding mummy museum with "the world's smallest mummy."
21.0198, -101.2662
Rocket Fizz
Pasadena, California

Rocket Fizz

Some of the most unusual (and in some cases, disgusting) flavors of soda imaginable.
34.1446, -118.1529
Los Angeles, California

Farmacia Y Botanica Million Dollar

Once a purveyor of Santeria supplies, religious products , and household sundries, now closed.
34.0509, -118.2482
APEX Electronics
Los Angeles, California

APEX Electronics

This stockpile of junked electronic and mechanical gadgets is a favorite among Hollywood prop masters.
34.2304, -118.3847
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 pattern at 4th Street and Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, California

Origami Intersections

Giant origami crease patterns engraved in Santa Monica intersections may even be visible from space.
34.0151, -118.4936
The Memorial
Pasadena, California

Jackie and Mack Robinson Memorial

Pasadena’s Ground-Breaking Brothers.
34.1475, -118.1445
The Hippodrome today.
Santa Monica, California

Santa Monica Looff Hippodrome

A Looff creation in Santa Monica best described as “a California-Byzantine-Moorish-style fantasy.”
34.0101, -118.4954
Lady Liberty Building
Los Angeles, California

Lady Liberty Building

A 50-foot tile mural mosaic for the 100-year anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.
34.0414, -118.2537