Dying palm trees and abandoned street

Silence and Stillness of Salton City

Salton City, CA, USA
Latitude: 33.3033, Longtitude: -115.9813
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When one hears the word ‘city,’ the images that rush to mind are busy streets, people commuting to work, and the lines of cars waiting at the traffic signals, to mention a few. However, a trip to Salton City can be quite an eye-opener. The empty streets, dilapidated buildings, and the vacant seashore are some of the scenes that characterize this place. The sparse desert bushes, palm trees, and shrubs add to the vegetation features of the land. As a standing example of ecological pollution, the city quietly welcomes the many who come to view the barrenness of the place.

A Signage Welcoming People to the City
Salton City Welcomes the Visitors
Bird flying over the Beach
Bird flying over the Beach

The city is located in Imperial County, California. To the north of the place are the Desert Shores and the Salton Sea Beach. Initially designed and established as a resort community on the Salton Sea, but now the site stands abandoned. With the increasing sea elevation also affecting the marina, the buildings that were built along the beach line lost its sheen. The salinity and rising pollution levels of the Salton Sea led to the decline of its appeal as a recreational and tourism spot. This, too, has its adverse effects on the life of Salton City.

The ruins of the various buildings and establishments tell tales of a time when Salton City was bustling with tourists and vacationers who arrive to spend some at the Salton Sea beach. The wasted environment, extensive pollution, and the remains of sea life near the seashores provide a clear image of the extent of ecological damage of the place.

Street Signs Pointing in Blank Directions
Meaningless Street signs for Yacht Club Drive and Flamingo Avenue
Useless Directions for Yacht Club Drive and Flamingo Drive
Directions for Yacht Club Drive and Flamingo Drive
Tall Wasted Palm Trees near the Shore
Tall dead palm trees near the desolate shore
Abandoned Marina at the Salton City Beach
Abandoned Marina at the Salton City Beach
Wooden piles with heavy chemical sediment due to pollution
Wooden piles with heavy chemical sediment due to pollution
A Bird Flying against the Clear Blue Sky
A Bird Flying against the Clear Blue Sky
Salton Sea shore showing signs of heavy pollution
Salton Sea shore showing signs of heavy pollution
Birds near the Edge of the Shore
Aquatic birds in shallow water
A Bird Enjoying the Gentle Waves near the Surface
A Bird Enjoying the Gentle Waves near the Surface
Broken bottles and dead fish are common sights at the polluted beach
Broken bottles and dead fish are familiar sights at the polluted beach
A Dead Fish on the Beach Coast
Tilapia dies because of chemicals concentration and lack of oxygen in the water
Panoramic View of the Deserted City and Beach
Panoramic View of the Deserted City and Beach
Distant View of the US Flag, Salton City
Distant View of the US Flag, Salton City
Two Birds in the Shallow Beach Waters
Two Birds in the Shallow Beach Waters
Salton City signs to motel and RV park
Salton City signs to motel and RV park
Restaurant and Business on highway 86
Restaurant and Business on highway 86
California 86 Sign near Salton City
California 86 Sign near Salton City
The Silhouette of a Tall Palm Tree and the Mountains at a Distance
Tropical sunset landscape near Salton City

   03.07.2020 by FPImages

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