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Pasadena, California

Colorado Street Bridge

A Masterpiece with a Tragic History.
Pasadena, California

The Bubble House

An Airy Would-Be Solution to a Housing Shortage.
Pasadena, California

Fork in the Road

A bigger-than-life pun that has become a beacon of altruism.
Los Angeles, California

Griffith J. Griffith Statue

Although he donated over 3,000 acres to Los Angles, Griffith's life was marred by controversy.
Los Angeles, California

Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn

The famous animator's private station house and man-cave was the birthplace of imagineering.
Dublin, Ireland

Kilmainham Gaol

One of Ireland's most infamous prisons for rebels including men, women and children.
Oía, Greece

Atlantis Books

A quirky bookstore hidden beneath a sea of whitewashed Greek villas.
Kerkira, Greece

Corfu British Cemetery

The Greek island's old British cemetery feels like a forgotten garden.
Perithia, Greece

Perithia at Corfu

The ghost town where the villagers refuse to leave.
Mikonos, Greece

The Temple of Dionysos

Giant marble phalluses on the sacred island of antiquity.
Athens, Greece

Theatre of Dionysus

Heralded as the world's first theater, these ruins are often overlooked as they reside in the shadows of the Acropolis.
Athens, Greece

Agia Dynami

This small 16th-century church in Athens is almost entirely surrounded by a modern building.
Greece

The Oracle of Delphi

The hallucinogenic center of the ancient world.
Los Angeles, California

Mr. Ed's Home

A classic American barn that was the home of a classic American television star.
Simi Valley, California

Corriganville Park

The ruins of the movie ranch owned by actor and stuntman Ray "Crash" Corrigan.
Agua Dulce, California

Vasquez Rocks

Named after a bandit and the star of several Hollywood prehistoric landscapes, these sandstone formations are a historical part of the Los Angeles natural landscape.
Stevenson Ranch, California

Mentryville Park

This park is home to California's first oil boomtown, with structures that have stood for more than a century.
Lancaster, California

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

Each year these high desert hills are absolutely covered with poppy flowers in a surreal show of nature.
Tehachapi, California

Tehachapi Loop

Where a railroad loops under or over itself to rise or drop more than 70 feet in a short distance.
Yucca, Arizona

Area 66

This golf ball–shaped former desert real estate office now houses a UFO museum.
Edinburgh, Scotland

World's End Close

This otherwise ordinary close on the Royal Mile constituted the end of the world for Edinburgh’s poorest residents.
Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles Zoo Botanical Gardens

The L.A. Zoo has a secret garden of rare bootleg cycads, a palm specimen dating back 280 million years.
Los Angeles, California

Reggie The Alligator

Raised illegally, Reggie now lives at the Los Angeles Zoo after authorities spent years tracking him down.
Los Angeles, California

Youngwood Court

Iconic Los Angeles residence famous for its 19 statues of Michelangelo's David.