20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Church Of Enlightenment

Slab City, / The Last Free Place In The America / Squat Town USA. Photo documenting Slab City , I came upon The Church Od Enlightenment. I used a polarizing filter to reduce the glare and increase the color intensity of the harsh desert light. Slab City occupies 640 Acres and is located in California’s Sonoran Desert. The name refers to the concrete slabs that were once facilities used during WW 11 as a military training site. Ft. Dunlop was abandoned in the 1950’s. People now come here to live alturnative life styles on this unincorporated land, off the grid, rent - free and lawless.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Slab City, Ca, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Barbara Robbins