Wallpaper Monday

Monument Valley

We’re back to the US for this week’s wallpaper. It’s a place most Americans can immediately identify, but few have actually seen in real life: Monument Valley. The backdrop for a zillion classic western movies, this vast sweep of land sits on the border of Utah and Arizona, in an area so remote that visitors really have to make a point of going. You don’t pass it on the way to somewhere else, unless you’re going on the Grand Circle tour of the big southwestern national parks.

For a three-minute view of one of America’s most iconic valleys, check out this National Geographic short. The music is a little obnoxious, but the scenery will knock you out. Watch it full screen.

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About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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2 Responses to Wallpaper Monday

  1. Helder Carvalho says:

    If someday I won the lottery one of the first things I will do is an extended visit to the main National Parks in the US, Monument Valley, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Redwwod and Sequoia, Denali, Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons and the Rocky Mountain National Park.

    • oregon expat says:

      A worthy goal! But don’t forget Zion, Death Valley, and Glacier National Parks. They’re all gorgeous in different ways. (You’re going to need a few weeks…or months…)

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