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Silent Witnesses Of Decay
What is it like to be at the Salton Sea nowadays? Although we are still miles away from the lake, we can already smell the hydrogen sulfide, a gas that smells like some toxic mixture of rotten eggs, manure and rancid water. We approach an abandoned gas station and get out of the car.
A lake in the middle of the desert - it sounds like an oasis. Indeed the Californian Riviera around the Salton Sea once was a weekend getaway for the people from nearby Los Angeles County. Only little is left from the fading charme of the once flourishing holiday destination.