Can Salvation Mountain Be Saved? Leonard Knight Returns to Salvation 2 days ago   05:06

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It took artist Leonard Knight almost 30 years to build a mountain out of adobe and paint in the middle of the Imperial Valley desert. It's called Salvation Mountain and it draws thousands of tourists to the area. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone finds out why a monument to religious salvation, now needs its own savior.

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sdwhitesox
I wish people like this would live forever
Sola Fide Christian
Girl at 0:43-00:47 is very disrespectful.
Jared Hays
They found a guy to live there and take care of the place in case you're wondering
Couch PotatoesGamingYT
I just remembered that salvation mountain is the where kesha's music video Praying.
zirpu
Slab city reminds me of Fallout
RJsRedy One
Everything turns to dust!
leiane a
When I was little I would always go to salvation mountain. Much love and memories for the mountain, I would hate to see It go. My families been going to salvation mountain for years and we love it there. Niland is a place I feel comfortable and I would live there if I could. I have family over there. That’s my place💿
Maxine Rhynes
Salvation mountain is public domaine in case the military wants to regained the use of it
tayloralesia
Was that girl seriously posing in lingerie in front of a prayer? 0:46
Jack Mehoff
i was so close to this place in 2008. problem is i didnt know it existed at the time. 20 more miles and i could have met Mr. Leonard Knight. He seemed like a real genuine person
Geoff Lorimer
I hope it can be saved . Too beautiful to lose it
Jamie P
awww I want to meet him I hope he's still alive
Orca Trip
Wow this is extremely interesting. Lots interesting characters in this news report!
Linescrew1
God: "Why did you paint my dirt?" Knight: "Cuz you're love!" God: "I love my dirt the color I made it! Knight: "God you must be stupid and color blind!" God: "You're right, I'm wrong". Amen.
Linescrew1
God: "Why did you paint my dirt?" Knight: "Cuz you're love!" God: "I love my dirt the color I made it! Knight: "God you must be stupid and color blind!" God: "You're right, I'm wrong". Amen.
Artsy Tyger
That entire place is disgusting. They should raze it all.
Arianna Is Me
That's my uncle and my passion I want to live there
Iron Feliks
This is an eyesore, an illegally defaced structure and a hazard, the fact that some crippled loser spent his whole life painting "Jesus" on a rock in a filthy hippy camp disgusts me, trust me when I say that nobody cares about this shit hole and nobody is going to pay to repair it, tear it down and put prison where it sat.
Dany Contreras
Gta 5
ca paul
R.eset  I.n  P.eace........
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Leonard Knight Returns to Salvation Can Salvation Mountain Be Saved? 2 days ago   05:13

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Salvation Mountain is an eye-popping burst of color in the Imperial Valley desert two hours east of San Diego. Leonard Knight started building Salvation Mountain in the early 80s. Just over a year ago, Knight entered a nursing home, raising questions as to what would happen to his creation. KPBS culture reporter Angela Carone joined Knight on a rare visit to his mountain, which has been called a national treasure.

Read more: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/may/31/leonard-knight-makes-visit-salvation-mountain/