Palm Springs eternal

The desert oasis of Palm Springs remains a spiritual and architectural monument to the great days of Hollywood, writes Susan Morrell.

4th March, 2012
Palm Springs eternal
South Palm Canyon Drive: it's not all style over substance in Palm Springs.

The first thing that hits you is the heat. As we drove into Palm Springs and rolled down a car window, the desert air rushed in and blasted us in the face like an industrial hair dryer.

The next thing that walloped us was the view. After several hours coasting through the grey-beige California landscape, the monotonous highway vistas interrupted sporadically by billboards and wind turbines, we took in this glitzy desert oasis - with...

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