It would appear that no secret spot in the world is safe from being over-taken by social media nuts wanting the perfect shot.
251km outside of San Diego, buried deep in the desert, is Slab City, a secret hippie community who had, until recently, enjoyed a peaceful and eccentric life off the grid in California.
There’s no running water or electricity, but the residents have transformed the former World War II navy base into a canopy of colour and quirkiness.
At the centre of the community is the Salvation Mountain, a man-made mound of straw and adobe painted with murals which encases a labyrinth of tunnels.
The area is also spotted with sculptures and installations, all made from reused and recycled materials from the area. There’s a wall made solely out of old broken glass bottles.
It’s beautiful and weird, and that’s perhaps why there’s been a sudden influx of young tourists wanting to use the backdrop for the perfect Instagram shot.
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