Transamerica Pyramid

Transamerica Pyramid (San Francisco, California)

Designed by architect William Pereira and built by the Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, California, is a 48-story, 853 foot tall postmodern architectural icon. As well as being an important

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

Lombard Street

Lombard Street (San Francisco, California)

It’s rare that a truly great roadside attraction is actually a road, but there are a few examples around the world and one of them is definitely Lombard Street in San Francisco, California.  Lombard Street is

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

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

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