• Landscape,  Texture,  Travel

    Road to Kanab

    Farewell to Maob, farewell to Eric. He knew every inch of this place like the back of his hand. Everybody goes in his direction. New friends, few words.

    Our destination for the day is Page, we finally reach Kanab. Short branch out to the Valley of the Gods. It’s a lovely place, a bit of haze, not the best of light.

    Valley of the Gods © Julian Köpke

    Before the border to Arizona the rocks of Monument Valley build up and we let it pass us over a pass road.

    Monument Valley pass road © Julian Köpke

    This region belongs to the Navajo nativ Americans. A tribal park is signposted. A packed car stops beneath us, a young man likely nativ steps out and begs for money in obscure language. His tongue is lame, probably due to the long-term effects of incorporated substances. Sad.

    Monument Valley pass road © Julian Köpke
  • Landscape,  Travel

    Arches National Park

    In Arches National Park one is ubiquitously filled with beauty. Unfortunately not everything can be reproduced photographically. Only some things lead to beautiful images.

    The raven was not alone. The birds had specialized in parking lots. They should not be fed, of course.

    Raven at Balanced Rock © Julian Köpke

    The red rocks ar richly structured. Some structures were created in millions of years by the erosion of the water, some by rockfall. The Green River and the Colorado River meet here and form a confluence.

    Arches National Park © Julian Köpke

    Famous became Balanced Rock. The picture explains everything.

    Balanced Rock Moab Arches Ntl Park © Julian Köpke

    Near the Courthouse Tower. You can guess how judges deliberate.

    Courthouse Towers Arches Ntl Park © Julian Köpke

    The Arches National Park is located between the Henry Mountains in the west and the La Sal Mountains in the east.

    La Sal Mountains © Julian Köpke