Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain (Slab City, California)

Salvation Mountain is an adobe and straw art installation created by Leonard Knight (1931-2014) in the California Desert north of Calipatria near Slab City. With its brightly painted bible verses it may seem that it only interests the religious,

The Ziggurat Building in Sacramento, California

The Ziggurat (Sacramento, California)

Sacramento, California may seem like an odd place to find a stepped pyramid, and it is. This is part of the reason the Ziggurat building stands out against its otherwise unspectacular surroundings as one of

Roy's Motel and Café

Roy’s Motel and Café (Amboy, California)

U.S. Route 66 stretching across the United States, was once an important part of the United States highway system but is now a giant collection of roadside attractions and rusting historic markers. Roy’s Motel and

Stars on the Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame (Los Angeles, California)

With more than 2,600 terrazzo and brass stars laid in the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard (and Vine Street) in Hollywood, California, the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a permanent public monument dedicated to the achievements

Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory (Los Angeles, California)

Featured in more than 30 major motion pictures, the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California became an international symbol of the city after it was used in two scenes from  James Deans “Rebel Without a

Randy's Donuts

Randy’s Donuts (Inglewood, California)

Randy’s Donuts is a bakery and landmark building in Inglewood, California.  Built in 1953, Randy’s Donuts was the second location of the Big Donut Drive-in chain which had ten locations in the 1905s.  The brain-child

Big Shoe cobbler in Bakersfield, California

The Big Shoe (Bakersfield, California)

The Big Shoe is a novelty architecture building shaped like shoe in Bakersfield, California. Or rather it is a building shaped like a shoe from the 1940’s, which puts it perfectly in line with the

The Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, California has become more than sign.  The sign is a landmark in the Hollywood Hills and has become a symbol for all that is great about living in California. 

The Golden Gate Bridge

When the average American is asked about San Francisco, California there are a limited number of things that immediately come to mind.  The first of those is almost always the Golden Gate Bridge.  The Golden

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