Back in April (woah that’s forever ago), we came to Palm Springs with my parents and did some exploring around the area.  It was a ton of fun, and I snapped some pretty cool pictures of a place our friend told us to visit called “Salvation Mountain.”

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The gentleman who made the installation recently passed away (sometime in 2014), but they have continued to preserve it because of it’s magnitude and beauty.  Although we thought the area under construction looked questionably empty…

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It was crazy to learn that the entire thing was made of adobe, straw, and gallons of paint.  The gentleman who made it, Leonard Knight, definitely had some visions.  I’ll let you decide of what nature.

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DSC_0298DSC_0295It was fun to walk around and see all the work he put into it, the thing is massive!  You could even go up to the top and look out at the desert.
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It’s hard to know what is Knight’s work at this point, because in 2011 he was placed in a long term care facility with dementia.  In 2012 was when the public really began assisting in it’s maintenance.

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What a beautiful legacy to leave.  It’s located at the entrance of slab city, in Imperial, CA check it out if you have a chance.  It’s very close to the Salton Sea, which sounds like a body of water that you never want to swim in.  

Be well. 

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