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Looks Like a Cathedral to Me

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 9 July 2018 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

In the 1890s, Cathedral Gorge gots its name from newly arrived visitors who were reminded of European cathedrals. Prior to that, the local ranchers used it as a garbage dump. As parks go, this is a small one. The Jupiter Draw Trail, a four mile (6.4 kilometer) loop, follows the base of the formations. Most of my images were taken from this trail.

Cathedral Gorge
Eastern Nevada, USA
Part of the Great American West series

yoshimiparis from France

thank you for these explanations
This shot is excellent and shows the greatness of the place

9 Jul 2018 5:05am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is a relevant parable.

9 Jul 2018 5:13am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Excellent. Le top:5*****.

9 Jul 2018 5:32am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful rock formations taken in a beautiful light.

9 Jul 2018 5:56am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Un paysage stupéfiant, une merveille !
Bonne journée Steve

9 Jul 2018 5:57am

badtgv from provence, France

top 5*

9 Jul 2018 6:01am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Il est vrai que ça ressemble à un édifice

9 Jul 2018 6:06am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Fantastic stony cathedral. It reminds me certain needles as we can see in the massif of the Mont Blanc but which it more are gilded and bright

9 Jul 2018 6:26am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

to me too
fantastic shot !

9 Jul 2018 6:51am

Anne from France


9 Jul 2018 7:34am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful cathedral !

9 Jul 2018 9:44am

Devi from Chennai, India

a very very impressive image here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 Jul 2018 10:07am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Gorgeous formations illuminated by such warm light!! A very appropriately named form!

9 Jul 2018 11:48am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


9 Jul 2018 12:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Yes, I can see the reason for the name. beautiful rugged formations. Lovely light too.

9 Jul 2018 1:05pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Cette touffe sèches ces tons cette terre aride et quel rendu et forme de la roche sueprbe.
Belle soirée

9 Jul 2018 2:52pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very impressiv and beautiful !

9 Jul 2018 2:54pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

yes, i have to agree

amazing landscape

9 Jul 2018 4:22pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un magnifique paysage

9 Jul 2018 7:17pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Impressive cathedral

9 Jul 2018 7:42pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Most of my hiking has been in forested areas. This is such a dry parched looking landscape, but it does have it's own kind of beauty. Nice composition with the plant in the foreground.

10 Jul 2018 1:03am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I cannot believe that it was used as a garbage dump. It is magnificent. I can see where it go it's name.

10 Jul 2018 1:50am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

It sure does look like one! Love the composition and light which allows a 3d like feel to the scene and brings out wonderful detail.

10 Jul 2018 3:16am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

A beautiful, raw starkness - dramatic...

13 Jul 2018 8:27pm