This is the picture that started it all. While our southwestern US desert is very different, this picture inspired the idea of a girl living in an abandoned place, deep in the desert. It became the novel, Spark Rising. Kolmanskop, a ghost town in the desert of southern Namibia, Africa.
"64-T in Clyde, Ohio" -- [West of Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio on US 20. One of several old, abandoned houses & vehicles in a cluster on one property.]~[Photograph by Equinox27 - November 27 1999]'h4d-15.2013'