Salvation or Dr. Seuss?
I have shown you a dedicated outdoor art exhibit in Slab City, California called East Jesus. Before you get there, you must pass Salvation Mountain. At a casual glance, this may appear to be a tribute to Dr. Seuss with its vivid colors and unusual shapes. It is in fact a very religious symbol, that you can walk on and over! You can walk to the top of Salvation Mountain along a vivid path that offers a wide open view. To the side is a labyrinthian area that is an even more of a Dr. Seuss meets LSD scene. Read More
Slab City no longer like Easy Rider era
Slab City. It was a mysterious place floating in my mind for decades, ever since seeing Easy Rider. In my memory the movie showed Slab City as a place in California you can just setup and live, on empty slabs of concrete out in the desert. In preparing to go to Slab City recently, I read up some about it. It was supposedly still a lawless place where the police did not go, and were not wanted. I was actually concerned about safety issues trying to just drive through Slab City. I expected to be met with very unwelcome looks, as an outsider. Slab City, I thought, is not a place for casual visitors. Read More