Niland, CA

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We happened upon this place that had 5 buildings, I think, that have obviously been abandoned and are in ruin. It looks as though it was some kind of mineral spa or mud spa….There were a bunch of individual little tubs as well as a couple of big swimming pools. It was just down the dirt road from those mud pots I showed in some other images…It looked as though parts of these buildings and other items actually have been sinking into the ground. It’s the same dry-looking but actually soft and mushy ground that was over around those mini volcanoes. I can’t imagine who would build something out here…And it obviously didn’t work…Sad….


buildings, architecture, ruins, dilapidated, falling down, abandoned, walls, exteriors, windows, sun, sunlight, sunbursts, lens flares, light, niland, ca, california, deserts, landscapes, desert landscapes, laurie search


  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 1 year ago

    You are the Star :-)

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Awww!!!! Well, thank you soooo much, Derek!!!! That’s so nice of you!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • Michael Carter
    Michael Carterover 1 year ago

    That sunstar sure is spectacular! The light of hope in a forlorn place. Great capture, Laurie!

  • Thank you so very much for these wonderful words, Michael!!! They’re truly appreciated, my friend!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 1 year ago

    Nice one.

  • Thank you so, so much, Colin!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    Must have been a great place to explore!

  • It really was, Celeste!! We spent quite a while there!!! Thank you very much!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture Laurie!

  • Thank you so kindly, Roy!!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 1 year ago

    …little shine! lol Very well captured and very nice tittle to follow!

  • Thank you very, very much, my friend!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • daniel64
    daniel64over 1 year ago


  • Thank you so, so much, daniel!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

  • snblov
    snblovover 1 year ago

    good picture-love the way the sun was captured on the building.

  • Thank you so very much, snblov!!! :)))

    – Laurie Search

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