Glass beach – California

Glass beach   California in wood social glass  with landscape Land Art Glass Beach

Glass beach   California in wood social glass  with landscape Land Art Glass Beach

During the early 20th century residents of Fort Bragg, California chose to dispose of their waste by hurling it off the cliffs above a beach. No object was too toxic or too large as household appliances, automobiles, and all matter of trash were tossed into the crashing waves below, eventually earning it the name The Dumps. In 1967 the North Coast Water Quality Board closed the area completely and initiated a series of cleanups to slowly reverse decades of pollution and environmental damage. But there was one thing too costly (or perhaps impossible) to tackle: the millions of tiny glass shards churning in the surf. Over time the unrelenting ocean waves have, in a sense, cleansed the beach, turning the sand into a sparkling, multicolored bed of smooth glass stones now known as Glass Beach.

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2 Comments

  1. cath Lestavel - July 25, 2012

    Merci pour cette belle information.J’adorerai me promener sur cette plage ! Cela me fait rêver ! Je découvre à cette occasion le reste de votre site qui est tout aussi extraordinaire ! C’est un vrai plaisir des yeux et de la connaissance des artistes qui réalisent des beaux travaux de part et d’autre de la planète. Merci à eux et à vous pour vous faire l’écho de leur travail. Cordialement.

  2. Taria Lorehand - December 27, 2012

    and If I recall correctly you can’t take any of it. it has to stay right there. but it does sound really pretty when the water runs over it.

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