Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mary Colter's Desert View Watchtower

This tower is one of the places we stopped during our Grand Canyon tour in Arizona last month.

The following is from the National Park Service's website:

From Desert View, aptly named because of the views to the east of the Painted Desert, you can see the Colorado River make a big bend and continue to the west, the North Rim more than 10 miles away, and a panoramic view for well over 100 miles on a clear day.
The Watchtower dominates the near view. This structure was designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter who is often referred to as the architect of the southwest. She traveled throughout the southwest to find inspiration and authenticity for her buildings. The architecture of the ancestral Puebloan people of the Colorado Plateau served as her model. This particular tower was patterned after those found at Hovenweep and the Round Tower of Mesa Verde. Ms. Colter indicated that it was not a copy of any that she had seen, but rather modeled from several. 

The tower was completed in 1932.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Light Rays in Upper Antelope Canyon

Here is another shot I took during the photo tour of Upper Antelope Canyon.

One thing our tour guide of the Grand Canyon told us is that the difference between a canyon and a gorge is that a canyon is wider than it is deep and a gorge is deeper than it is wide.  If that were the case, wouldn't Upper Antelope Canyon really be Upper Antelope Gorge?  It is definitely deeper than it is wide as it gets pretty narrow in there.  Maybe the difference was defined after it was named. :-)  I think the case is that the area I took these shots is just part of the overall Canyon, although it is also referred to as a "slot canyon" which to me is a definition of a gorge.  Oh well, whatever.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Grand Canyon Panorama

This panorama of the Grand Canyon is the view just outside of the El Tovar Hotel.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

More from the Field of Honor

A few more shots from the Field of Honor in Georgetown for this Veteran's Day Weekend.

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