I just wanted to take some time out of this Monday morning to highlight a great podcast episode from 99% Invisible about the Salton Sea.
The Salton Sea has been one of my favorite places I've ever visited in all of the US. Mainly because it's both a beautiful place (the sunsets here are crazy because of the hazy atmosphere) and also extremely ugly in some parts. There's tons to explore (if that's you're thing -- it's mine) and there's just so much weird history surrounding the area. If you don't know about how the Salton Sea came to be, the podcast does an excellent job of filling you in.
Have a look at these photos below as you listen to the podcast.