The Accidental Paradise
It was the bursting of a dam that created a sea in the middle of a desert by the beginning of the 20th century. California’s largest lake, the Salton Sea turned into the Californian riviera, as bathing resorts, marinas and lovely housing areas were built, meeting points for Hollywood’ beauties and millionaires, for anglers, water sport enthusiasts.
Today, the sea is again deserted. Its white beaches consist of fish bones, settlements consist only of paved roads without houses. The sea is steadily getting saltier, water birds thrive and die. It seems to be one of these places where paradise and apocalypse have come together.