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Where the Wild Things Are

_MG_3817 If you thought the Anza-Borrego desert was just a bunch of desolate scenes like the one above then you don't know "Where the Wild Things Are."  Kongo drove out there today and he found some wild things in the middle of nowhere.  Read on to see what he's talking about!


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Around Galleta Meadows artist Ricardo Breceda has scattered dozens of metal sculptures of real and imaginary prehistoric animals that used to roam these parts.  These bigger than life-size creations are north and south of the town of Borrego Springs along California Highway S3.  Above a saber tooth tiger (smiladon) poses for Kongo’s camera.

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Above, if you look closely, you can see Kongo checking out the fangs of this monster.

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To get up close to the sculptures you have to go off-road but it’s easy.  Even Kongo’s car, which definitely is NOT an off-road vehicle, had no problems cruising around to see the artwork.  You can spot the works from the main road and you can even pick up maps in the little town of Borrego Springs that show where they’re located.

The sheet metal works include horses, mammoths, elephants, camels, giant dragons, giant birds, and a host other objects that make a drive through the desert interesting.

The menagerie keeps getting bigger and bigger each year.

The first photo in this post was taken on a trail from the Anza-Borrego Park Headquarters.

Below, Kongo tames one of the prehistoric smiladons.   Just like the character Max from the book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.

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Travel Safe.  Have fun.

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10 Comments on Where the Wild Things Are

  1. Wow! This is brilliant!

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  2. Not sure how brilliant it is but thanks!

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  3. We saw these great critters too. Excellent!

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  4. Interesting sculptures. Love the photos and the chatter. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Very interesting idea…I do love that park which I have visited twice in my life. So beautiful. (Suzanne)

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  6. geez, that’s amazing!!!

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  7. I was wondering where Kongo was in all this. Happy to see he was brave enough to enter the mouth of the monster (and risk those sharp teeth against his fur!)

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