“The largest lake in California has a person thinking of lush green landscapes with a rich flora and fauna. It was the desert-like surroundings that struck me most when I first arrived there. Ruinous houses everywhere, old piers indicate former water levels, stranded boats now only fit for scrap, inhabitants that seem a lot less euphoric than the postcards from the 1950’s promised. Wandering around in this wasteland words like desolate and barren come to mind. Why do people hold on to this place? For what reason do they stay and fight against nature although there is no recovery in sight?”

Dream for Sale by Martin Lamberty (1/4)

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