Phonehenge West

July 7, 2011 - 4:59 PM
Alan Kimble West, better known as Kim West, prepares to ride the "elevator," actually a scissor lift, the the upper level of Phonehenge at his home in Acton, Calif., in a mountainous arid area north of Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 14, 2011. He constructed the colorful collection of oddball buildings connected by bridges and ramps over nearly 30 years without bothering to get building permits or having the county sign off on the electrical wiring or plumbing. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)