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It was promised to be a luxurious beach town in the desert, Palm Springs with water, and the next vacation destination for the rich and famous. Investors, developers, and enthusiastic vacationers poured their heart, soul, and saving’s accounts into making The Salton Sea the next big thing. Now, it is a disappearing and slightly disturbing museum of failed dreams and post-apocalyptic landscapes. This place might not be a sought-after resort town, but it has a charm all its own....

BUCKET LIST + Even the winding drive into Niland, California was extraordinary. We decided to take back roads in from Phoenix, Arizona. Rolling hills, old farms, wide open landscapes, and massive irrigation systems led us into an old and (mostly) abandoned, salt covered town. Years of salt erosion and water damage make this wanna-be resort town an artist’s haven and a beach goers nightmare. Graffiti, broken furniture and disemboweled TVs cover what used to be porches, sidewalks and housing slabs. The sand, actually salt,...




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