Monday, August 20, 2018

Park Avenue


The Park Avenue skyscrapers - A.K.A., red rock monoliths - are the first red rock sculptures you'll encounter in Arches National Park, Utah. It was fun to get out of the car and hike through Mother Nature's dusty street. We did it early, before the temperature escalated. Unfortunately, the wee hours of the morning didn't make for great photography. But we loved having the park all to ourselves. Even though the sun hadn't warmed the rock and saturated the view, it still looked amazing.











I love this angle.






As you travel through the city, you'll see: Three GossipsCourthouse TowersQueen NefertitiQueen Victoria, the Organ and the Tower of Babel

If you look closely!

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21 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Sharon
My husband and I have yet to visit Utah and see all the national parks there. We hope to drive there next spring before the summer heat. I loved all your photos and info about this area in Arches. I can't wait to see it all someday!

Angie said...

Sharon - the rock formations are jaw dropping. I would never get tired of walking among them and admiring the structure, the height, the color. And the setting is mesmerizing with the desert scrub and cactus. Your shot with the dead tree in the foreground is my favorite! Thanks for hosting the blog hop!

DJan said...

The light is perfect, if you ask me. And all the pictures are wonderful to look at and ponder. :-)

eileeninmd said...

Hello these photos bring back memories of my visit there. The Three Gossips is a photo and scene I have too. It is a gorgeous park, love the rock formations.
Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Fun60 said...

That is an amazing place. Looks quite unique. Doubt I will ever get to see it so thanks for the tour.

Pat Tillett said...

Such an amazing and magical place. I haven't been there for many decades. This makes me want to go back. Even with poor lighting, you still took some great photos Sharon.

Jim said...

Beautiful place.
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Lady Fi said...

What fabulous scenery!

s.c said...

Nice shots. In the first one I would say that the royal carpet is laid out for a visit. Very nice.

Photo Cache said...

Great shots. This is in my bucket list for sure.

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Pea bea said...

Such awesome formations. You always travel and share the best places. Thanks.

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Ericka @ A Quiet Girl's Musings... said...

I visited Arches NP this summer. I thought southern Utah, including the area around Moab, was absolutely beautiful with stunning scenery. I would like to visit again one day and spend more time in a few of the places that we didn't have much time to explore.

Loved looked at your photos.

A Colorful World said...

We went in the early evening, just before a thunder storm, and it was wonderful. But we can't get out of the car and do any hiking, so our views were limited. Absolutely LOVE your photos!

A Colorful World said...

Is this a Monday link-up...would love to join in with travel photos some time!

betty-NZ said...

What a fabulous place! I love the formations. Your photos make them look so good!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

I am trying to convince my husband that we need to spend a summer in Utah because there are just to many things to explore in a week. Have a great weekend.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Wow, lovely … nature’s sculptures are incredible. The wooden antlers really got my attention!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

So amazing how the rock formations have eroded in this area, and so photogenic! The rocky spires are amazing. I think photo #6 is my favorite. Have a great weekend!

Powell River Books said...

I haven't been to Arches but Bryce also has some amazing rock structures. - Margy

Aditya Narayan Mohanty said...

Love your road trip capture . Please tell something about my captures on my blog.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I have a similar picture to the one of your husband trying to move a tilting rock in that park! It is Bill AND our son together pretending to do it! I loved our visit to Canyonlands, Arches, and Moab (not a park I know, but also has great scenery).