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.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by. 

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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.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

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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.

I hope you enjoy the photos and thanks for dropping by. 

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Field of Honor in Georgetown, TX

In celebration of Veterans Day, Georgetown has created the Field of Honor.  It is put on by the Georgetown Rotary Club.  The following is from their website:

The Rotary Club of Georgetown Foundation proudly presents the first annual Field of Honor® in Central Texas in cooperation with the City of Georgetown and presented by Hewlett Chevrolet Buick and SportClips. This truly inspiring event will pay tribute to our valued veterans, active and reserve duty military, first responders, and personal heroes during the week of Veterans Day from November 5th to November 12th, 2017.
A stunning and emotion-filled display of over 1400 full sized U.S. flags will be posted at San Gabriel Park’s activity field on Chamber Way, each flag having been purchased by individuals in tribute to a veteran, active or reserve duty military, first responder, or their own personal heroes. It is a week to honor and express thanks to all who selflessly serve. It is also a time to educate. Visitors to the field will enjoy a display of  historical American flags.

I especially liked the Air Force portion as it is a bit near and dear to my heart. :-)

Remember the Vets this weekend and have a great day!  

I hope you enjoy the photos and thanks for dropping by.


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US Flag and Air Force Seal
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Chapel of the Holy Cross

This is one of the sites you can visit while in Sedona, AZ.  I took this from the tour trolley on the road below.

From Wikipedia:

The chapel was inspired and commissioned by local rancher and sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude, who had been inspired in 1932 by the newly constructed Empire State Building to build such a church. After an attempt to do so in Budapest, Hungary (with the help of Lloyd Wright, son of noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright) was aborted due to the outbreak of World War II, she decided to build the church in her native region.[2]
Richard Hein was chosen as project architect, and the design was executed by architect August K. Strotz, both from the firm of Anshen & Allen. The chapel is built on Coconino National Forest land; the late Senator Barry Goldwater assisted Staude in obtaining a special-use permit. The construction supervisor was Fred Courkos, who built the chapel in 18 months at a cost of US$300,000. The chapel was completed in 1956.[3]
The American Institute of Architects gave the Chapel its Award of Honor in 1957. In the sculptor's words, “Though Catholic in faith, as a work of art the Chapel has a universal appeal. Its doors will ever be open to one and all, regardless of creed, that God may come to life in the souls of all men (and women) and be a living reality.”
In 2007, Arizonans voted the Chapel to be one of the Seven Man-Made Wonders of Arizona,[4] and it is also the site of one of the so-called Sedona vortices.

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Chapel of the Holy Cross
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