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Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley

A scene from Christopher Lee's movie of Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley

Christopher Lee

A scene from Christopher Lee's movie of Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley

If you're feeling contemplative, watch this movie about Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley. Slow pans, intense but faded colors, snow-white statues, chips in the plaster, exposed rebar. A feeling of calm. Listen with the sound up or off. A lovely film from Christopher Lee.

From the Desert Christ Park website:


Desert Christ Park overlooks the high desert town of Yucca Valley in southern California.  Here the visitor may find more than forty snow-white statues and images portraying scenes of Christ's life and teachings.  Dedicated on Easter Sunday 1951, this park was the vision of Eddie Garver, known at the time as the Desert Parson. Through a series of events, the Desert Parson was introduced to artist-sculptor Frank Antone Martin, the creator of these remarkable works of steel-reinforced concrete, and together they began a journey that would span time and test, and produce one of California's most iconic and historical parks.

Thanks for the tip, Peter Moruzzi!


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