World’s Strangest

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Dinos of the Desert

Living in San Diego, I’m always shocked to find out just how many strange desert artworks there are within 100 miles of my home. It makes sense—the desert is a great place to put artwork. The land is cheap, and there’s little rain to damage the art. While I was already familiar with Salvation Mountain and [...]

Unconventional Tourist Spots

When friends from out of town come to visit me in LA, the ones who’ve never been here before always want to see the same things: the Walk of Stars, Mann’s Chinese Theater, Rodeo Drive; the same things tourists in LA have been doing for forty or fifty years. Instead, I devised my own tour. [...]

Three Divinely-Inspired Backyards

They say God works in mysterious ways — and if you look at the things these three men have created in their backyards, a result, each says, of divine inspiration, it seems mysterious indeed. John Hudgens recently visited Horace Burgess’ massive treehouse in Crossville, Tennessee — he writes, “He says that God told him “If [...]

Knight created by Salvation Mountain

Leonard Knight created by Salvation Mountain colorful Salvation Mountain is a colorful art installation covering much of a small hill north of Calipatria, California, near Slab City. It is made from adobe, straw, and thousands of gallons of paint. It was created by Leonard Knight to convey the message that “God Loves Everyone”. Mr. Knight refused [...]

Ransom Riggs’ Strange Geographies

One of our most popular regular features is Ransom Riggs’ “Strange Geographies.” In case you’re new to the site or weren’t able to stop by every day this summer, here’s the link to all previous installments of the series. We’re planning a nicer gallery to show these off, but in the meantime, that link will [...]

Strange Geographies: the Mojave Desert’s Airplane Graveyard

I thought it was a mirage the first time I saw it. I was driving through the wastes of the Mojave desert, two hours from anywhere, when off in the shimmering distance appeared the silhouettes of a hundred parked jetliners. I pulled off and tried to get closer to them, but a mean-looking perimeter fence [...]