This is the picture that made me come back. On my first photography trip to the Salton Sea, when I got this far, I knew I wanted to see more. Maybe next time I’ll post more of the color shots I took in the same area. This is the edge of Salton City – beachfront property that nobody wants.
There are different reasons I like certain pictures, but this one just tells the whole story. I like a lot of my Salton Sea pictures, but this sort of sums it up.
These shots are the same motel as the last post, but some different angles. When I was there in 2000, there was one chunk of a building left, which you can see at the right above, but the sign points to where the motel was. Now, just a pile of detritus. If this was a city, they’d at least fence the remains, but this is the Salton Sea. It just is.
What a great sign though. I love the electrical wires protruding from the top of the sign. At some point, someone was up there futzing with things trying to get it all working. It’s like fiddling while Rome burns.
I’ve got a couple more to post but since this is coming from 12-year-old scanned film (Kodak Max 400 for the curious), there are a lot of scratches and spots I have to clean up and it takes a while.