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San Francisco, California

'Street Whale'

Part mural and part sculpture, this work of art sits in the middle of the Promenade, as if swimming in a river of asphalt towards the ocean.
La Fortuna, Costa Rica

La Fortuna Hot Springs

The same water that fills a luxury resort’s pools feeds these free hot springs in the rainforest.
Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Library's Community Bookshelf

Community bookshelf of 25-foot-tall book spines.
Imlay, Nevada

Thunder Mountain Monument

The self-made house sculpture of an outsider artist who named himself "Chief Rolling Thunder."
San Francisco, California

'Gods and Goddesses of Baseball'

A modern frieze of ancient Grecian mythological figures playing a national pastime.
San Francisco, California

Jack Early Park

This teeny-tiny park built by a San Francisco man in 1962 is mostly stairs.
San Francisco, California

Sunnyside Conservatory

Over a century old, this restored Victorian building is surrounded by a lush garden filled with rare palms.
San Francisco, California

Albino Redwood

Under the shadow of its towering parent tree, a rare specimen of sequoia produces ghostly white leaves.
San Francisco, California

'World Sources of Food'

A four paneled, brightly multicolored mosaic adorns the side of this popular grocery store.
San Francisco, California

Fort Point

Beneath the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge is the “Gibraltar of the West Coast,” a fort built to protect the San Francisco Bay from naval attack.
San Francisco, California

Sutro Heights Park

A hidden gem, named after a San Franciscan icon, offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.
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

Hang Ah Tea Room

The oldest dim sum restaurant in the United States is a nostalgic jewel.
San Francisco, California

Li Po Cocktail Lounge

One of the last remnants of the city's Chinese nightclub scene is now a dive bar selling killer mai tais.
San Francisco, California

Site of the San Francisco Hippodrome

An art supply shop holds the secrets of this quiet neighborhood's raucous Barbary Coast past.
San Francisco, California

Hotaling Place

The oldest alley in San Francisco is paved with a reminder of the city's original shoreline.
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.
San Francisco, California

34 Trinity Arts & News

The last used bookstore in Downtown San Francisco is one of the smallest bookstores just about anywhere.
San Francisco, California

William Westerfeld House

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

Mary Ellen Pleasant Memorial Park

One of the smallest parks in San Francisco honors the legacy of the "Mother of Civil Rights in California."
San Francisco, California

Short Story Vending Machine

With the touch of a button, you can read a randomly selected short story.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Floridian Social Club

From printing money to live music, this Beaux-Arts style building has had many identities over the last century.
London, England

Natural History Museum of London

Eighty million natural history specimens call this gargantuan museum home.
Encinitas, California

Encinitas Boat Houses

These unusual houses look like giant boats that washed ashore on a residential street.