Infrastructure can be cool.
Especially when it is sitting out in the middle of nowhere.
And that’s what is interesting about Owens Lake bed. It is one of those rare opportunities to shoot pictures of wacky-looking infrastructure out in the middle of a manufactured lake bed which is positioned in a valley 10,000+feet deep, wedged in between the highest point in the continental US (Mount Whitney) and another nearly as tall (White Mountains).
I’ve already explained what the Owens Lake bed is all about, in this photoblog post, this potoblog post, and this one, too, so I won’t bother to repeat myself. This post is a recap of sorts of the funky infrastructure I have encountered on my 4+ trips across the lake bed.
It’s hard to explain what it’s like to stand out in the middle of this deep valley surrounded by all of this weird infrastructure …
Did Wiley E. Coyote leave the bright red box? It’s only missing the “ACME” logo …Touchdown, anyone … ?The red tomatoes are actually fertilizers or other additives for the managed vegetation, I believe, as this was the infrastructure located around the managed vegetation areas.
And this was rather odd looking, like a rather large snake … One thing I haven’t ever really explained is the sacred cow. Apparently this sign indicates that there is a critical pipeline runs on the side or the road, and apparently a contractor on the project was concerned that heavy equipment would tread there, he made these signs, which only exist in one northern portion of the project.
And that’s the last post from Owens Lake, unless I return there again, as I work through categorizing and uploading my photo library to flickr.