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MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY: OAKLAND, CA

Established in 1863, this historic 226-acre cemetery holds crypts of many of California’s famous founders and San Francisco’s elite.

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FULL OF GRACE

Located on Nob Hill, San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral is a soaring neo-Gothic structure that shelters many notable works of art, including a triptych altarpiece of bronze by Keith Haring.

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CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES

California’s first licensed female architect and a Frank Lloyd Wright Protégé helped design this Moorish-Gothic columbarium.

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DAIRYLAND TEMPLES

Visiting BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir & Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep Buddhist Thai Temple in Chino Hills, CA.

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PORTAL OF THE FOLDED WINGS

Why is there a 21-foot-long model of the Space Shuttle sitting in a semi-rundown NOHO cemetery?

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SAINT BASIL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

This Brutalist style Catholic Church along Wilshire Boulevard rises like an ancient fortress, girded with towers and bristling with jagged, three-dimensional windows of stained glass and iron.

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SAN XAVIER DEL BAC MISSION

Known as the White Dove of the Desert, Mission San Xavier del Bac, an active Roman Catholic church serving the San Xavier Indian Reservation in Tucson, is considered the finest example of mission architecture in the Southwest.

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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CHURCH

Located in what was once one of the wealthiest sections of Los Angeles, this Churrigueresque church built in the shape of a cross, has one of the best Mary alters I’ve ever seen.

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CHUMASH PAINTED CAVE STATE HISTORIC PARK

The walls of this small cave carved from towering sandstone boulders contain some of the finest remaining rock art created by Chumash Native Americans.

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LA PURISIMA MISSION

Mision La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima is one of the famous network of Spanish Franciscan missions stretching the length of California.

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