I had driven past it several times, assuming it was something a stone products trade association had created. "Look how important granite has been throughout time." Okay, whatever.
But I figured the spiral staircase would make an interesting photo. A symbol of uncompleted plans, of philosophies that sound good but lead nowhere, of a stairway to heaven. So this time I pulled off the freeway to check things out.
I'm all for literacy
The pyramid marks the official Center of the World (as recognized by Imperial County and the French government). It was inspired by children's book written by Istel, Coe, the Good Dragon at the Center of the World.
I guess I've been everywhere now
The door of the church is exactly the same color as the sky—at least on this day
Oh, the spiral staircase? It was from the Eiffel Tower and removed during an early structural renovation. Now I know.