Chocolate Mountains

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    Abandoned Ford van at the base of the Chocolate Mountains in Imperial County, Southern California.

    tbone_sandwich, Clampants, katn77, and 14 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Clampants ages ago | reply

      Georgia O'keefe, eat your heart out.

      This is an amazing photo...

    2. katn77 ages ago | reply

      Is that a rock on top? I can't imagine that thing's in danger of blowing away.

    3. So Cal Metro ages ago | reply

      LOL Clampants, you know inspiration when you see it!

      The rock is among many indignities that this poor vehicle has suffered at the hands of those who did not have its best interest at heart. Parted out by scavengers and shot through for target practice, an inglorious end to a once-fine Econoline.

    4. Clampants ages ago | reply

      And yet it will carry its dignity long after those who have slighted it have left this mortal coil...

    5. coolcarguy77 ages ago | reply

      A very nice picture, love the contract in color between the mountains, the sky and the color of the old van. It looks like there may some salvagable parts left on this one too, that rear bumper doesn't look too rusted at all!

    6. So Cal Metro ages ago | reply

      LOL liambmitchell, this thing had been pretty picked over. And lived in and shot at and set fire to, and rained on. The desert is a beautful, yet crazy, place.

    7. Nihihiro & Shihiro 111 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fine Find!, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      Wow!

      Why would they have left it at such a beautiful base?

      Love your creativity and selecione!

      Great story and take!

    8. davidwymoreb 104 months ago | reply

      Where is it? I'll take it to the scrap yard where it belongs and get some green for it. :-D

    9. Vanner1993 80 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called 70's vans in the weeds, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. Titian Tiger 7 months ago | reply

      You’ve captured the colours and tones beautifully, an evocative shot, which raises the question of how and why the van was abandoned. Well done.

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