Friday, January 09, 2009

Sedona - Red Rock Country

Our road trip last week included picturesque Sedona, AZ. Everywhere you looked, you see gigantic red/orange monoliths jutting toward the sky. Each one of these formations have a name. At this first stop, we took a picture of our dog, Maverick, in front of "Courthouse Butte".
Click here for a tidbit of information on how that name came about.


Chapel of the Holy Cross built right into the mountain was designed by Marguerite Brunswig Staude, a pupil of Frank Lloyd Wright. I wished I had a chance to go inside, but the tiny parking lot was so full of tourists that we could not stop. Click here for more photos from an external source.


Close to sunset, tourists ascended to the Sedona's airport overlook to get a stunning view of the valley and mountains in the distance.


- Karen

9 comments:

Hyde DP said...

ah someone sent me a postcard from Sedona once - very recognizable.

Lilli & Nevada said...

We have been to Sedona and it is a beautiful place. Would love to go back there, a rich town however

roentarre said...

Such a beauitiful natural landscape to see

RuneE said...

That area has a high WOW-factor! A photographer's dream - thank you for sharing.

PS In the "old days" we had snow usually most of the time in winter, but now it is an on-off process where I live.

photowannabe said...

Simply gorgeous. The colorful mountains are so majestic and powerful feeling. Thanks for the shots.

david mcmahon said...

Great pictures. What a stunning spot for a place of worship.

betchai said...

great pictures, have been in this town before as well, and it is amazing to see giant red boulders/mountains everywhere.

dot said...

Just gorgeous! The first one reminds me of a Zane Grey novel.

Adrian LaRoque said...

Nice shots, congratulations!