The Accidental Sea (Ransom Riggs)

One of the many places I’d liked to have spent more time on our US road trip is the Salton Sea. It’s probably the strangest place too. Mostly I feel compelled to spend less time in conditions like these. Isolated. Stinky. Unbelievably hot. Getting out of the car felt like opening the door to a hot oven. But it intrigues me, as a man made catastrophe and further, a failure of development. It seems like an utterly crazy place to live, coming from my point of view as a freezing wind swept Wellingtonian. I also believe they grow dates there. Below is a beautiful and interesting short film by Ransom Riggs about the California’s strange lake. (brought to my attention via Roger Ebert)

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