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Y si lo miras y te resulta familiar, es porque es aquí exactamente donde se ubica la carretera en la que Forrest Gump dejó de correr tras varios años de hacerlo, y decidió dar la vuelta y volver a casa.


Se trata de Monument Valley, un valle ubicado en se encuentra exactamente en la milla 13 de la carretera 163 entre Arizona y Utah, en Estados Unidos.


Este tramo va desde Monument Valley al Mexican Hat y el paisaje es realmente espléndido, con formaciones rocosas de colores rojizos al fondo, en las que los elementos de la naturaleza esculpieron formas muy peculiares.

We had a beautiful sunrise this morning and what is even more amazing is I was up in time to capture it! This was taken on the Colorado National Monument.

Monument Valley, Arizona.

A favorite view of Monument Valley, Arizona.

My trip 2012 October - USA - Utah

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After a day's drive, we dropped our bags in our hotel Mexican Hat. This town is near Monument Valley, we went for a walk, I was looking for the mythical picture of Highway 163, and the sun appeared, I stopped following me and I took some photos at the roadside without tripod. It was beautiful.


Après une journée de route, nous avons déposé nos bagages dans notre hotel de Mexican Hat. Cette ville étant à proximité de Monument Valley, nous sommes allés faire un tour, je cherchais la photo mythique de la Highway 163, et le coucher de soleil est apparu, je me sui arrêté et j'ai pris quelques photos au bord de la route, sans trépied. C'était magnifique.

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The Sibelius Monument is one of Helsinki's landmarks, the monument is to honor their national composer Jean Sibelius.


Made of 600 Stainless Steel Tubes, taking Eila Hiltunen four years to build.

Another scene in Monument Valley, UT. How would you like to ride off into the sunset through this country?

View On Black


Wider view of a previous post of this spot on Monument creek. I think I like this comp better with the addition of the rocks in the foreground. Taken along Pikes Peak Greenway trail in Colorado springs

Monument to the Revolution of the people of Moslavina or simply Monument to the Revolution (Serbo-Croatian: Spomenik revolucije naroda Moslavine) is a World War II memorial sculpture by Dušan Džamonja, located in Podgarić, Berek, Croatia. It is dedicated to the people of Moslavina during World War II.

West & East Mitten Buttes

Rogers Pass (elevation 1,330 m or 4,360 ft) is located in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia; the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) crosses this pass between Revelstoke and Golden. These arches form a part of the monument celebrating the opening of the road through Rogers Pass which was officially opened on September 3rd, 1962.


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Sibelius monument in Helsinki Töölö. Who is Jean Sibelius? Check out: Also, check out/listen his best-known song/composition:

I made a quick stop at the Monument Rocks area in western, Kansas this week. Always enjoy visiting there.

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Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast and iconic sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona. Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast and iconic sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona.

Monument Valley is officially a large area which includes much of the area surrounding Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, a Navajo Nation equivalent to a national park.

Monument Valley has been featured in many forms of media since the 1930s. Appearances include films, such as Westerns by director John Ford, cartoons such as Chip n' Dale's Rescue Rangers, Metallica's music video I Disapear and science fiction movies such as Back to the Future III; television appearances as in MacGyver; as well as DVD covers, book covers, and video games such as the Playstation 3 video game Motorstorm and the NES game Rad Racer II.



Still in Monument Valley, partaking in the local non-alcoholics drinks (I think) :-)

Two rangers were giving us a lot of information on the valley, and mentioned an electrical storm that had been expected, after a little persuasion I think they call it bourbon, both them, off duty I must say agreed to takes us back in for the best views, also making sure we were well aware of the dangers, In these early days however cameras especially mine, would never be able to capture this image, it is however very real to me, only the bottom part of the image is the real one, the sky is made up different images taken that night, this is how I remember the nights very scary entertainment. The landscape overwhelms, not just by its beauty but also by its size. I do hope you enjoy my memories.


"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature." ~~Anne Frank


Monument Valley Morning




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The Fyrish Monument is a monument built in 1782 on Fyrish Hill (Cnoc Fyrish), in Fyrish near Alness, Easter Ross, Scotland, on the orders of Sir Hector Munro, 8th of Novar, a native lord of the area who had served in India as a general. As the local population were being cleared off their land, employment was a problem and so it was built to give the locals some work. It was said that Sir Hector rolled stones from the top of the hill to the bottom, thereby extending the amount of time worked and paying the labourers for additional hours.[1]


It represents the Gate of Negapatam, a port in Madras, India, which General Munro took for the British in 1781. It is visible from almost anywhere in the parishes of Kiltearn and Alness.

Highway 163, the iconic road to the Navajo's Monument Valley.

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Monument Valley shot from the balcony of the onsite restaurant. The clouds were perfect for this shot so I emphasized the sky. Monument Valley is owned and run by the Navajo.

Monument Valley, Arizona,USA

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The desert in Indian Navaho Land, at Monument Valley, the border between Utah & Arizona


(A photo from my book "Utah & Arizona")

6 shot pano of Monument Rocks from Sunday evening.

"La vera star dei miei film western è sempre stato il paesaggio... la mia località preferita è Monument Valley. Ci sono fiumi, montagne, pianure, deserti: qualsiasi cosa la terra possa offrire... Lo considero il luogo più completo, più bello e pacifico del mondo." John Ford.

The Mittens from John Ford’s Point; Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the Utah/Arizona border.

Sunrise in Hunts Mesa navajo tribal majesty place close to monument valley in Arizona, USA.


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Monument Valley (Navajo: Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii, meaning valley of the rocks) is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor. It is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona (around 36°59′N 110°6′W / 36.983°N 110.1°W / 36.983; -110.1), near the Four Corners area. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation, and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163.


The area is part of the Colorado Plateau. The floor is largely Cutler Red siltstone or its sand deposited by the meandering rivers that carved the valley. The valley's vivid red color comes from iron oxide exposed in the weathered siltstone. The darker, blue-gray rocks in the valley get their color from manganese oxide.


The buttes are clearly stratified, with three principal layers. The lowest layer is Organ Rock shale, the middle de Chelly sandstone and the top layer is Moenkopi shale capped by Shinarump siltstone. The valley includes large stone structures including the famed Eye of the Sun.


Between 1948 and 1967, the southern extent of the Monument Upwarp was mined for uranium, which occurs in scattered areas of the Shinarump siltstone; vanadium and copper are associated with uranium in some deposits (see Uranium mining in Arizona).


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The Navajo Reserve in Monument Valley, Utah. A wonderful place that everyone should visit at least once in life.

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Here is another of the series of photos I took driving from California to Oklahoma with my dad. This is Monument Valley Utah. The whole trip was wonderful. We saw so many beautiful scenes like this that it was a bit overwelming at times.


Taken with a Nikon D300 and Nikkor 18-200mm lens at 1/80 sec, f/11, 18 mm and ISO 200 with a polarizing filter.


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The Viktor Monument surpasses the modern blocks of New Belgrade ( Serbien ).

This is probably the most photographed scene in all of Monument Valley, Utah, because of the vista point which lays this scape out in front of you. The man on horseback is a Navajo indian who was glad to put himself in the scene at the whim of the tourists.

Monument Hill, I-25, Colorado

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A photograph from another part of the marvelous Monument Valley, quite possibly my favorite part of the trip; capturing the scrub land and grasses together with the cotton wool clouds. Cloud formations we never get in England. Least ways not in London!!


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