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Salvation Mountain

Leonard Knight created a very brightly coloured mountain named Salvation Mountain. It’s a crazy kaleidoscope of colour and weirdness, He’s been working on the mountain in southern California for decades apparently.

He lives full-time on site in a small cabin, mounted on the rear of a 1930’s Vintage Chevy two tonne truck (as you do) – which is also covered in biblical sayings in his rainbow style of colour and has been constructing and painting his mountainous message of salvation for the past 20 years.

The mountain itself has been constructed from straw, old tires and thousands of gallons of paint. It was created by Leonard to convey the message that “God Loves Everyone”.  It was once deemed a  toxic, environmental hazard and was to be removed, but the furore has died down and is now one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Imperial County, California… and could soon be known as a national treasure!

Salvation Mountain, is in the United States, near Slab City, a few miles east of Niland, California.

All I can really say is… “Only in America”… and I might have to visit it one day.


With thanks to hoveringdog photo’s. and Caveman 92223’s info on this.
Salvation Mountain, originally uploaded by hoveringdog.

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