Palm Springs, Joshua Tree, Mojave Desert

 

Palm Springs is a world of history and beauty, from the Mid Century Modern architecture to the high desert with Joshua Tree National Park a short 20 minute drive north. It is a spectacular landscape of desert, clear blue sky, palm trees, cacti and the history of the old Route 66. We are also home of one of the largest electric generating windmill fields in California. I have lived here for 10 years now and between my love of photography and architecture it is a wonderful place to live. My wife and I live in a historic home and our book, "Mod Mirage: The mid century Architecture of Rancho Mirage" was published by Gibbs Smith in 2018. 

I have included images here of the mid century architecture, the lifestyle of Palm Springs and the beauty of Joshua Tree in the sun and in a rare snow storm in December 2019. Also some images of the iconic Roy's Motel and Cafe along Route 66 in Amboy, California and other unique scenes from the Mojave desert. 

I hope you enjoy these images as much as I did creating them.