sunset @ Zabriskie Point – Death Valley National Park…:-)

first of all: a heartfelt “thank you!” for your constant visits @ my virtual playground, mille merci for your kind comments and friendly wishes… ❤ my very best and an excellent 2016 to you all! 🙂
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Death Valley is a land of superlatives: the bottom of the continent, the furthest extent of heat and drought – the outer age of life… 🙂 therefore:”How could rocks, sand and silence make us afraid, and yet be so wonderful?!…”(Edna Brush-Perkins) This elevated huge area of yellow-brown-black badlands, with the white salt flats in the main valley beyond, called Zabriskie Point is considered THE absolute landmark of this park – by definition and by excellence which I also confirm… 🙂

It communicates with the Golden Canyon which I visited before the ZP. Here’s a colorful, undulating landscape of gullies and mud hills at the edge of the Black Mountains. In the past, it was possible to drive right to the edge of the overlook; several minutes of the movie “Zabriskie Point” were set and shot there by the Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni in 1970, with Pink Floyd’s soundtrack music. Last but not least: the amazing scenery at sunset gives a better overall view down amongst the variegated dunes… 🙂

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dialogue from the film “Zabriskie Point” – a commercial failure… 🙂

Mark: Would you like to go with me?
Daria: Where?…
Mark: Wherever I’m going.
Daria: Are you really asking?
Mark: Is that your real answer?
Daria: There’s a thousand sides to everything – not just heroes and villains. So anyway ought to be one word. Like a place or a river. “So Anyway River.”


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Posted on 3 January 2016, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. looks amazing!

  2. those fantastic designs and formations! Happy New Year, Mel!

  3. The landscapes are pretty awesome but also challenging, Melanie. Lovely photos. I always wondered where Zabriskie Point was – never saw the movie, but recognized the name.

    • oh, you’ve never been to Death Valley, I presume… 🙂 we’ve visited most of the US-national parks, even those of the 4 Hawaiian main islands, but my number 1 is still Yellowstone… ❤

  4. Absolutely stunning, Melanie. As you know, I’m here now in Arizona. 🙂 I’ll be tackling some canyons in the coming weeks. 🙂 ❤

  5. Wonderful photographs! Wishing you all the best in 2016.

  6. Voilà un endroit que j’aimerais visiter! Bonne année à toi! bises, Mo

  7. Wishing you also a wonderful happy beginning to 2016, Melanie… May it bring lots of delights, Love, Happiness and Joy your way… And those views are stunning!

  8. We walk across similar landscapes… your travels shape a map I would like to follow with my footsteps. I hope you had a fantastic New Year’s day, Mélanita!

  9. Would love to go see that! 🙂 Happy new year, Melanie!

  10. La Harpie Feroce

    Two words: Thank you.

  11. What daunting landscapes. Awe-inspiring, beautiful actually, but not in the least friendly.

  12. I haven’t seen this part of my country yet. Thanks for the sneak peek.

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