Marjan Park in Split is unique in that it’s a forest on a hill, right next to the city center. It’s the greenest part of the city containing old ruins and medieval landmarks. I enjoyed the mild Dalmatian climate and wandered on a couple of the trails here during my stay. Do you spy the rock climber?
This deserves its own little gallery, because the cholla garden at the Joshua Tree was SO COOL. It seems so random that hundreds of them would grow in concentration within this one area. We had some fun here. In which we were asked to pose as a cactus, and then a sexy cactus:
We took a quick stop along the Salton Sea during the road trip. It’s a spot that I’ve been morbidly fascinated by. We decided on Bombay Beach kind of as we drove by, one of the (mostly) abandoned towns. I am surprised there are people still living there at all considering it has been an environmental wasteland for decades now. Definitely eerie to walk…
Salvation Mountain is a folk art site near the Salton Sea in southern California created by Leonard Knight. Even though the art itself isn’t my cup of tea, I was interested in stopping here during my September road trip to Joshua Tree (click for larger).
An overview of my southern California desert roadtrip from this past September, from the backseat of the rental car. Even though I lived in the San Diego metro area for 5 years, I had never gone east to these desert regions before. We drove through several scenic routes in 3 days to maximize our time.