There are a lot of geothermal plants on the south end of the Salton Sea. The plumes of steam are a constant part of the view, day or night. And if you are the sort of person who likes industrial architecture – or more specifically the sort of person who likes industrial architecture at night – you might consider stopping by for a visit.
near Calipatria, California
Patient Spouse, as we’re leaving town: What’s the best way to get back to the highway?
Me: Go straight through this light.
Also me: Wait! Wait! Turn left RIGHT HERE. I need to look at something!
And that’s the story of how we drove all the way to the next town before we got on the main road. And it’s also the story of how I got this photo, and the one from yesterday, and the one you’ll see tomorrow…
Well, who wouldn’t notice what the sun was up to on these concrete grain elevators and pull off the main street to get a photo?
I would absolutely do it! This is a shot from 2013 of the other side of these very same elevators.
I’m in a rut, but at least it’s six years wide.
Clovis, New Mexico
*Actually, one day short of six years, but who’s counting?**
**I am. I’m counting.