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A part of the Colorado Plateau characterized by its dramatically eroded sandstone buttes, Monument Valley along the southern border of Utah and northern border of Arizona is one of the most photographed natural wonders in all of the United States — second only to the Grand Canyon directly southwest of Monument Valley. The valley exemplifies the image of the southwestern United States that most people hold in their minds: painted desert landscapes of red, yellow and shades of purple sweeping upward into the iconic buttes.

Monument Valley Map

Coming from the Navajo word “Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii,” the word roughly translates to “Valley of the Rocks.” Lying almost completely on the Navajo Indian reservation, the area has been held sacred by indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Though a part of the Indian Reservation — and technically considered a Nation other than the United States, the valley itself is managed by “Monument Valley…

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I took these photos years back when visiting Barcelona (Spain). I am admiring Antoni Gaudí’s works and I hope to visit all his works in Spain. It’s an ambitious plan but worth to consider as most of his buildings are photogenic.

The church Sagrada Família is perhaps his most significant work that has to be completed. The construction began in 1882 led by architect Francisco de Paula del Villar. He abandoned the project due to some disagreements that later in 1883, the project was handed over to Antonio Gaudí. It became his lifetime project. The church was also called as the Cathedral of the Poor and financed entirely by donations. Gaudí himself said: “The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is made by the people and is mirrored in them.

At my first sight the church looked alike a huge cave with lava materials with its outer walls decorated by…

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The most famous church in Valencia (Spain) is located in Plaza de Reina, the Cathedral of Valencia. It was built in late 1230-ish with Gothic and mix of Barque architecture styles. It was curiosity that brought us to visit the Cathedral. Curiosity to see the Holy Chalice in the Cathedral that was believed as the true Holy Grail. The chalice was dated from the first century. Unfortunately my curiosity was unanswered. The Cathedral was celebrating St. Assisi feast day with a mass liturgy service. I managed to take some pictures inside but sincerely I did not feel comfortable to do so. The Cathedral was packed with people – a mix of tourists and the residents, those who just sightseeing like us and those who wanted to follow the liturgy service. Dutchie and I felt like disturbing the service, so our visit was very brief.

We continued walking around Plaza de…

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Becoming is Superior to Being

Mt. Lemmon, Santa Catalina Mountains, October, 2014 — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images to see larger view in a slideshow format.)

Go, sit upon the lofty hill,
And turn your eyes around,
Where waving woods and waters wild
Do hymn an autumn sound.
The summer sun is faint on them —
The summer flowers depart —
Sit still — as all transform’d to stone,
Except your musing heart.

— from “The Autumn,” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Lake Tahoe , California

Becoming is Superior to Being


Hiking To Delicate Arch In Arches National Park (June 12, 2014) — Images by kenne

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Best Grand Canyon Arizona Photo Gallery

A landscape that stretches across much of Northern Arizona and breaches into the Southern Utah Desert and southwest corner of Colorado, the Arizona desert lends its beauty to a grand area of the Southwestern United States, and the crown of this rugged territory is the Grand Canyon.


Havasupai Falls — Grand Canyon, Arizona

I you are daring enough to make the trek from the Northern or Southern Rim to this oasis at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the reward is spectacular. Crystal clear waters and an unusually mild micro-climate at the bottom of the canyon allows this area to create its own world; lush and inviting.

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Old Roses

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I wondered what was in the box on the porch. John had ordered yellow roses for his grandmother’s grave for her birthday. He set them on the dining table in our turquoise vase until it was time. When he got back, I told him I missed them. Next day I found yellow roses on the table, yellower than the others, and I kissed him. I watched the petals deepen and curl into a startling, rich beauty.

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