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Welcome to Salvation Mountain

I'm not exaggerating when I say that Salvation Mountain was the most impressive thing I've ever seen. The combination of scale (it's pretty huge), effort (it's made of giant bales of hay, and artificial trees cobbled together from telephone poles that are chained & have had rebar drilled through them, and mud, all of which is then doused in liberal coats of waterproof paint) & fervor (every square inch is a message from Jesus) is more impressive than, say, the Watts Towers or even a mainstream accomplishment like the Disney Hall in downtown L.A., as this project is all the work of one man, now 76 years old, working without electricity or running water way out in the desert, hundreds of miles from the nearest big city, and dozens of miles from the nearest small city.

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Taken on January 27, 2007