Monday, September 24, 2012

Grand and marvelous Canyon

Here they are: Photos from Grand Canyon!! 
It’s 446 km long, up to 29 km wide and a depth of over 1,800 meters. It’s Grand guys! Grand Canyon is a canyon carved by the Colorado River, located in the state of Arizona. It’s a joy for all geologists, geographers and nature lovers.
Thousands of years ago, the area was inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves, they considered the Grand Canyon a holy place. The first European known to have viewed the Grand Canyon was García López de Cárdenas from Spain, who arrived in 1540.
I was so excited to go to Grand Canyon!! But I have to tell you that it was a long and exhaustive trip from Las Vegas to GC (It was what? 5-6h?) . The bus catched us at the hotel in Las Vegas very early in the morning… The trip started at the Hoover Dam, this large concrete structure between the states of Arizona and Nevada (the goal of this structure was to support a dam that would control floods, provide irrigation water and generate hydroelectric power). After some more hours driving, we stopped for lunch and for  the IMAX Grand Canyon movie experience (I strongly recommend it! The images from Grand Canyon are incredible and the screen is huge!!). A couple of hours more and finally!!, the Grand Canyon! I mean, I was like the donkey from Shrek asking: “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?”
I really loved the tour: it was breathtaking...but I wanted mooore! Next time, I need to take the helicopter for a better view!

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  1. gosh, as imagens são mesmo espetaculares :) duas amigas minhas o ano passado fizeram uma viagem pelos states e ainda hoje elas falam do grand canyon com grande emoção :)


  2. Brutalíssimoooooooooo!

  3. Que fotos fantásticas!

  4. É lindissimo! Acho que nunca tinha visto nada assim...obrigada pelas fotos, fazem-nos mesmo viajar! :)

  5. Como sempre magnificas as tuas imagens, é um prazer passar por aqui.


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