Sunday, 6 January 2013

Images And Words #192: Travel Photos

It's Week 192 of IMAGES & WORDS. This week our host is Sue, who has chosen the theme of 'Photos From Your Travels'.

I have so many photos from my travels, deciding on one only was rather difficult. In the end I chose this photo of The Cabins, in the Valley Of Fire State Park, Nevada. They were built in the 1930's, of the same stone as the surrounding rocks and cliffs that give the park it's name, to provide shelter for travellers passing through the area. These days they are a place of interest for visitors to the park, with a nearby picnic area and even (would you believe?) a wedding ceremony site. Despite the intrusion of modern roads, it's still a beautifully rugged, unspoiled landscape.

The Cabins

33 comments:

  1. Loved your words as well as the picture Mitch .

    http://ciralidream.blogspot.com/2013/01/picture-words-picture-from-my-travel.html

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  2. Unique - something completely different

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    1. It certainly is. The view from the cabins across the valley is stunning.

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  3. Impressive location, very very unique.

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    1. The whole area is impressive. There's such a stillness to the place.

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  4. So rich with texture, color and history...you chose the perfect words :)

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    1. Thanks Danette. The colour and textures of the rock formations in the park are endlessly fascinating.

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  5. Wonderful shot of the old ruins. Beautiful words. Thanks for your comment on mine.

    My entry

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  6. They had to use what nature offered, those times. I bet the shelters were important.

    Interesting image, Mitchy!

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    1. Thanks Amalie. Stepping inside the cabins from the desert heat outside is a very welcome relief. They are small, so easy to heat up in colder night-time conditions

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  7. There is nothing more beautiful than unspoiled landscape. Your beautiful image does prove it...

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    1. There is such a lot of beautiful unspoiled landscape in that part of the US.

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  8. I have never traveled to this part of Nevada. Seeing your photo's makes me want to go there.
    What an interesting description of this place. '
    It looks beautiful there.
    It is just getting that first step to begin and of course some $$$

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    1. Thanks Sue. Yes, it is beautiful, and well worth visiting!! Of course, those $$$ are very helpful!! LOL.

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  9. Thank you for choosing this one Mitch. It is so beautiful with the different rock formations as well as the cabins.

    A shame it has become commercialised. which thank goodness we can't see.

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    1. Thanks Shayna. Thankfully in most of the State and National parks, the commercialism is kept to a minimum

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  10. Gorgeous words!! It looks and sounds amazing ... especially as a wedding venue. How different would that be ....

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    1. Thanks Lynne. Choosing the right time of day and season would be important, as it get extremely hot here!!

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  11. I would be more than happy to have had a place like this on my itinerary too Mitch.What an excellent photo from your travels and of course the quote fits perfectly.
    Maybe this place would be nice for a wedding close to your heart if it is meant to be.

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    1. Thanks Milli :-)) It's certainly a beautiful place.

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  12. It's beautiful, but the contrast between the man-made cabins and the rocks is interesting. Great pic, Mitch.

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  13. Beautiful choice Mitch, as I'm sure you had hundreds from which to choose! And that is the ultimate travel quote, too.

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    1. Thanks Gayle. You're right, I have many many to choose from!! It's my favourite quote of all and perfect for the subject of travel :-))

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  14. This looks smore like an ancient desert dwelling than a fairly modern tourist attraction, I vever knew such things exsisted, thanks for the info, and as usual your photography is supurb.

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    1. Thanks Loretta. I guess that was the idea. They did remind me of older traditional designs.

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