“Jesus I am a sinner, please come upon my body and into my heart.” About an hour and a half from Palm Springs is Salvation Mountain, a message from God by Leonard Knight constructed from found objects, adobe and colourful swathes of garden variety house paint. Whether you see it as a place of spiritual pilgrimage or a fantastic piece of Outsider art, you don’t need to be religious to take something from Knight’s message of universal love for everyone.
While you may be pressed to squeeze this into a day’s itinerary you should have plenty of time during the course of a weekend.
This sweet little documentary is by Palm Springs filmmaker Jon Furtado.
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