Fifty miles south of Palm Springs in the California desert lies the Salton Sea - a man-made body of water created over 100 years ago from the flooding Colorado River. A once prominent tourist and vacation destination in the 1950's and 60's, much of the area is now in ruin. The salinity of the water is now greater than that of the Pacific Ocean and most of the area establishments have long since been boarded up due to the flooding and receding water levels. However, there are still residents living in a handful of small towns surrounding the Salton Sea and some who visit to regard the decay. Upon each visit I have made to the Salton Sea, my attraction to the peculiar relationship of this region's past and present deterioration has increased and I cannot help but feel a sense of nostalgia for the landscape when I view these images.
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