Thursday, April 21, 2016

Car Wash

No, not the kind of car wash you are thinking of. This is a desert wash with, mysteriously, a bunch of old cars in it! How they got here, or even were "here" is, is also a bit of a mystery. The Joshua Tree National Park "car wash" is isolated and it's location is not shared. The area has a treasure trove of old artifacts, and people don't want to see it disturbed or vandalized. It took a lot of research (and eye strain looking at Google Earth) to find it, but find it I did! So off we went last weekend to explore and photograph the area. I hope to share more photos with you in a future post, but for now, here are some of my favorite car shots. Enjoy!












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32 comments:

  1. Hello, looks like a graveyard for the old vehicles. What a cool find. Great shots.Have a happy weekend!

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  2. Oh my, how awesome is this? Like an outdoor museum of junk cars.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  3. This is so cool! I've seen a post written by Patrick about this place.
    We have some "secret" places here in Australia that aren't known by many and no one shares the location. It's better that way to preserve the location from those who don't respect such places.

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  4. Fantastic photos. There is so much to see in "your desert".

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  5. You know what strikes me about the cars, they have no engine or chassis parts on them they are bare shells, not the sort of thing you expect if a car was dumped. Must say them make a great photo

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  6. Have somebody ever did an educated guess how many cars are buried in the desert there. Great pics as always.

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  7. ha ha...iron oxide is one of Mother's gifts.

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  8. Another thrill of the hunt that paid off for you. I suppose it required some 4x4 travel to get to this spot.

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  9. Bizarre! Why would anyone go to the trouble of transporting old cars to such a remote place. Interesting photographs though.

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  10. Blue sky and all these treasure trove photos which are so creative! Love the 'car wash' ~

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

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  11. Our sky may be a little more interesting than yours now and then, but such a strange and mysterious collection won't be found anywhere in the Netherlands. Absolutely great you found it. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Oh wow these are really neat.

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  13. Beautiful BLUE sky. Love it. Now--who and why are the car parts there???
    MB

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  14. Gosh, some of those cars look like they date from the 1930's! How cool that you found the location, I love the photos of the cars against that blue desert sky.

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  15. Wow, great captures! It's not nice to see in the nature, but for a photographer it's a treat!

    Happy weekend!

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  16. Great photos of old vehicles!
    Looks surreal!

    Thanks for your nice comment on my post.

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  17. What an odd thing to find in the middle of a desert, but those old cars do make for some great photos.

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  18. Fabulous shots! Love the intense colors... Isn't it interesting how after enough rust has accumulated on old abandoned cars they move from an eyesore to a such point of interest! It's amazing to me that people will simply abandon a car on the side of a road...or wherever...and it's done all over the world! Really wonderful captures!

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  19. Wow, awesome images! Love these!

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  20. This is just amazing! In so many ways. I'm in awe of your beautiful photos as always, amazed that this place is there and that it is kept secret (or at least semi-secret) and amazed that you were able to find it using Google Earth.

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  21. How on Earth did they end up there - or equally important why! Great shots.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  22. Excellent shots of these old relics.

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