California-City

December 2009

To my dearest Californians, who knew of this place?

http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2009/11/california-city.html

“In the desert 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles is a suburb abandoned in advance of itself—the unfinished extension of a place called California City. Visible from above now are a series of badly paved streets carved into the dust and gravel, like some peculiarly American response to the Nazca Lines (or even the labyrinth at Chartres cathedral). The uninhabited street plan has become an abstract geoglyph—unintentional land art visible from airplanes—not a thriving community at all.”- BLDGBLOG, Geoff Manaugh

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