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San Jose, California

Drawbridge

San Francisco Bay's ghost town.
Port Costa, California

The Warehouse Cafe

Where the polar bear watches over everything, and every drink is a double.
Sunol, California

Bosco the Dog Mayor

The black lab that was voted mayor of a California town is forever remembered by a life-size statue.
Palo Alto, California

Gates of Hell Sculpture

Rodin's famous depiction of Dante's 'Inferno', amidst a sculpture garden of many of his other works.
Mill Valley, California

Dad O'Rourke's Bench

One man's love of natural beauty led to the creation of this hidden granite monument.
Pacifica, California

Devil's Slide Bunker

The graffiti-covered remnants of a former triangulation station are balanced precariously on this California peak.
Mill Valley, California

Mount Tamalpais Aircraft Crash Site

Law-protected wreckage serves as a peculiar memorial for an almost forgotten World War II tragedy.
Lafayette, California

The Crosses of Lafayette

Thousands of crosses and markers for soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan blanket a California hillside.
Hillsborough, California

Junípero Serra Statue

This controversial depiction of the "Founder of California" looks as though it was sculpted from mashed potatoes.
Burlingame, California

Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia

A comprehensive collection of Pez dispensers.
Pacifica, California

Ohlone - Portolá Heritage Site

A rough granite monument marks the spot where Europeans first caught sight of the San Francisco Bay.
Pacifica, California

Nike Missile Site SF-51

Another of California's unused Cold War missile defense complexes has become a graffiti gallery.
Richmond, California

Stone Cats at Nike Missile Site

An abandoned Cold War missile radar site is now home to several mysterious cat statues.
Berkeley, California

Fairy Post Office

Travelers exchange letters with woodland creatures at this mini post office.
Albany, California

The Bone Room

A store that sells all manner of bones, insects, and animal curiosities.
Berkeley, California

Mark Olivier's Yard Art

One man's prolific, decade-long quest to turn trash into artistic treasure.
Berkeley, California

Tail of the Yak

Handmade treasures from around the world.
Berkeley, California

Berkeley Car House

A celebration of once forgotten materials.
Albany, California

Albany Bulb

An "anarchical" no man's land, complete with garbage sculptures and a hobo-run "Landfillian Library."
Berkeley, California

Wat Mongkolratanaram

Every Sunday, this Thai temple in Berkeley serves a backyard brunch.
Berkeley, California

Berkeley Flea Market

A unique market that brings together various goods and cultures.
Berkeley, California

Fish Shaped House

A private home built to resemble the shape of a microscopic creature.
Alameda, California

Alameda Spite House

This (occupied) house is 10 feet wide and full of spite.
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.