Back in the 50's the Salton Sea was seen as a desert oasis. There big plans for large communities near the sea. Folks still live here but there are lot's of empty roads with promising sounding names Honolulu and Maui, here are Sea Gem and Marina. Sea Gem road had a single burned out mobile home farther up the street.

On the corner of Sea Gem and Marina


  1. darryl1208
    darryl1208 ·

    This pics really give a 1950es feeling. Wonderful work :)

  2. kibs
    kibs ·

    I agree, they have a very nice nostalgic feel to them!

  3. istionojr
    istionojr ·


  4. pawlikdoc
    pawlikdoc ·

    I've recently watched movie 'Into the wild' and your new photos remind me it a lot )

  5. bloomchen
  6. bloomchen
    bloomchen ·

    what film did you use? where do the scratches come from?

  7. why-yu
    why-yu ·

    nice place

  8. kangiha
    kangiha ·

    @bloomchen, thank you! I used Ilford 400 the scratches came from processing. Sometimes I get a roll like this and I've thought I had a bad back for the Hasselblad but I think it's just getting scratched in the tank.

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