Welcome to the latest edition of ODAAT: one day at a time…
Monday, 24 May 2004
Pix Of The Day: Patriarchs & Photo Patresfamilias
CREDIT: © Ian Scott-Parker/CAMwrangler.com
WHERE: Zion National Park, Utah, USA. WHAT: Court of the Patriarchs.
MAP: Zion NP. Thumbnail click pops-up larger image.
The day following our East Zion Canyon visit we rode the bus to view the main canyon. Many of the names in the canyon were given not by the LDS (Mormon) settlers, but by a Methodist minister named Frederick Vining Fisher. The first stop the bus makes in the main canyon is the Court of the Patriarchs, three eroded Navajo sandstone monoliths named Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The shuttle bus is free for park pass holders: hopping on and off is encouraged.
We chose to make the Court our last stop, and wandered up the short path to a viewing station. After a senior couple from Florida made so bold as to request us to take a picture of them together, a queue formed made up of people wishing to avail themselves of our services. It was a fine opportunity to chat with lots of families, and check out a wide variety of top of the range digital cameras!
Our own picture was taken from the bus stop. It is digitally faked from several separate images, to replicate a view that would otherwise have taken some fancy equipment to take as a single image. It does not really do justice to the three patriarchs, which loom over the location from the opposite side of the canyon.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)