Alameda Spite House

Alameda Spite House (Alameda, California)

Thanks to modern building codes and city ordinances, the concept of building a house out of spite has long since fallen from the list of great ways to piss off people you don’t like. Since

Upside Down House

The Upside Down House (Lee Vining, California)

The Upside Down House is a roadside attraction inspired by a series of children’s books. The Upside Down House was also the first man-made attraction with the sole purpose of attracting tourists to the area.

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

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