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San Francisco, California

Poet's Corner

A quiet nook at the top of a little-known hilltop park named after California's first poet laureate.
San Francisco, California

Uncle John's Tree at McLaren Lodge

San Francisco’s century-old Christmas Tree.
Belvedere Tiburon, California

Old St. Hilary's Chapel

One of the last remaining Carpenter Gothic churches is situated on a wildflower conservatory overlooking the bay.
Arles, France

Abbaye de Montmajour

Home to fantastic views and ancient graves.
Paris, France

Paris Space Invaders

The video game-themed street art first popped up in the French city.
Nice, France

La Crypte Archéologique de Nice

The construction of a tram line unveiled hidden remnants of the old medieval city.
Arles, France

Arles's Cryptoporticous

A unique underground structure dating back to the 1st century BC.
Arles, France

Arles Amphitheatre

This ancient theater was once the home of fierce gladiatorial battles.
Chartres, France

Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral

The famous winding walk at Chartres is surrounded in mystery and myth.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.
Paris, France

Montparnasse Cemetery

A Parisian cemetery where the elite and artistic are interred beneath an eccentric collection of tombs.
Paris, France

Remnants of the Paris Guillotine

Indents in the pavement are all that remain from a grisly death machine in Paris.
Paris, France

Statue of Liberty, Pont de Grenelle

This statue was given to France by the United States to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution.
Paris, France

Montmartre Cemetery

A horde of stray cats rule in this secluded Parisian cemetery under a bridge.
Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

France's most famous cemetery, with some of its most curious tombs.
Inyo, California

The Sailing Stones of Racetrack Playa

The rocks in this arid basin leave trails of movement behind them.
Inyo County, California

Artist's Drive

Millions of years of oxidation make a drive down this winding Death Valley road surprisingly colorful.
Inyo, California

Devils Golf Course Landscape

"Only the devil could play golf here."
Johannesburg, California

Randsburg

The liveliest ghost town in the state.
Niland, California

East Jesus

An off-grid art installation that encourages its visitors to imagine a world without waste.
Calipatria, California

Slab City

This abandoned Navy base was transformed into an off-grid alternative living community for thousands of people.
Calipatria, California

Salvation Mountain

A hand-built folk art installation covered with messages of God's love.
Byron, California

Byron Hot Springs Hotel

A ruined hotel with an unlucky history and an eerie present.
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.