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This Abandoned Water Tank In The Desert Is Holding A Surprise Inside

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Slab City, California, is already kind of a strange place. It gets its name from the concrete slabs that litter the desert, the remains of WWII-era Marine barracks. Today, the remote site is home to R.V.-living snowbirds, people who want to live off the grid, and people who want to be left alone. “Eccentric” is a mild way of putting it.

Sights like this abandoned water tank are common, as is the habit of turning something old into something new.

Sights like this abandoned water tank are common, as is the habit of turning something old into something new.

Now joining the unofficial city”s collection of unique art and artifacts is the Kinetoscope. Painted by street artists Christina Angelina and Ease One, the inside of the circular structure is decorated with mural-sized paintings of children”s faces, making it a space of unexpected beauty in the scorching desert.

Check out the Kinetoscope from above with this sweeping drone footage.

A detail of the mural inside.

A detail of the mural inside.

Even seeing the piece is an experience. To get inside, visitors have to climb a 15-foot staircase and then descend into the tank via ladder. During a show, there are also sound and light installations. Christina Angelina, who developed the project, explains that its inspiration comes from emotion, intuition, and the female experience.

The area is full of decorated items.

The area is full of decorated items.

Slab City is a unique place, and this piece of large scale art is making it even more unique. If you”d like to know more about this interesting town, you can check out its official website. You can also see more of Christina Angelina”s work on her site.