Try your luck: where in the world was this picture taken?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by kholmes, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    Thought I'd post one earlier in the day so PaulMack in Scotland can play, too.

    Somebody might get this right away. If not, clues are forthcoming.
  2. paulmack

    paulmack New Member

    Hope your feeling a bit better today,saw your posts earlier in the week.
    As yes,it's only just gone 8pm over here so I've got a few hours left to come up with some guesses.
    First impression is the scene from an Eagles album cover???probably way out.
    Ah well,better do some Googling.
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  3. paulmack

    paulmack New Member

    I'm only guessing here but is it Red Rocks,Sedona.
    I'm still looking for that road,lol.
  4. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    Sorry; it's not Sedona, though it sure looks like it.
    Sedona is a spectacular place indeed.

    You're getting warm, though!

    The Engergizer Bunny once crossed the road at this very spot.

    Time for a nap; will check back in a short while.

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  5. elliespad

    elliespad Member

    US 163 approaching Monument Pass from the north.

    It's almost not fair. I found it on the first search I did. I searched for New Mexico Canyons. First hit was,, for Living Desert State Park. I just got lucky.[This Message was Edited on 02/02/2007]
  6. paulmack

    paulmack New Member

    Can see it now.
    Nice one Ken.
  7. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    It is Monument Valley, which straddles the Arizona-Utah border. Monument Valley is famous for its towering sandstone monoliths and for being a famous movie location.

    The picture was taken from the northeast, on the Utah side. Many classic westerns were shot in Monument Valley, including My Darling Clementine, Stagecoach, The Searchers, and Rio Grande. Most of them were collaborations between John Wayne and the director, John Ford.

    Back to the Future part III was also shot here, as well as countless commericals.

    There's a scene in Forest Gump of Tom Hanks running along this road at this spot, on his cross-country run.

    Thelma and Louise also drove right through here.

    Monument Valley is a Navajo Tribal Park, and it's entirely on Navajo land.
  8. Jana1

    Jana1 New Member

    I am interestd in this field. Do you have any books to recommend? or sites..perhaps I will learn something or someone new..I would love that.

    And why did I use the word perhaps? as if I know anything yet, lol

  9. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    If you do a Wikipedia search on it, there is a good list of references at the end of the article. My personal favorites are CS Lewis, GK Chesterton, Gary Habermas, Josh McDowell, and Lee Strobel.
  10. paulmack

    paulmack New Member

    thats what I was thinking,I blame the fog,lol
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