December 30, 2018

ARIZONA: Petrified Forest National Park - Fossils

Fossils


The Petrified Forest, Petrified Forest National Park, Holbrook, Arizona


Petrified Forest National Park
holbrook
ARIZONA


Petrified Forest National Park


Petrified Forest National Park is an American national park in Navajo and Apache counties in northeastern Arizona. Named for its large deposits of petrified wood, the fee area of the park covers about 230 square miles (600 square kilometers), encompassing semi-desert shrub steppe as well as highly eroded and colorful badlands. The park's headquarters is about 26 miles (42 km) east of Holbrook along Interstate 40 (I-40), which parallels the BNSF Railway's Southern Transcon, the Puerco River, and historic U.S. Route 66, all crossing the park roughly east–west. The site, the northern part of which extends into the Painted Desert, was declared a national monument in 1906 and a national park in 1962. The park received 627,757 recreational visitors in 2017. Typical visitor activities include sightseeing, photography, hiking, and backpacking.




Petrified Forest National Park


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December 23, 2018

NAVAJO NATION: Airplanes at Monument Valley - Eagle Mesa

Eagle Mesa


Airplanes at Monument Valley Airport
Planes, xxxxxx and Automobiles - Trains, Oljato-Monument Valley, Navajo Nation: Utah/Arizona


Eagle Mesa
Monument Valley Airport
Oljato-Monument Valley
NAVAJO NATION



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December 17, 2018

NAVAJO NATION: Teardrop Arch - Nature's Beauty

Navajo Reservation



Nature's Beauty - Teardrop Arch in Monument Valley, Oljato・Monument Valley
Monument Valley Tribal Park, NAVAJO NATION - AZ/UT


teardrop arch
Oljato・Monument Valley
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December 8, 2018

NAVAJO NATION: Lower Antelope Canyon - that's awesome!

- hazdistazi -
Lower Antelope Canyon 


hidden surprise - BEAUTY and SOLITUDE, Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park
Navajo Nation, AZ-UT


hazdistazi
OR
"spiral rock arches"
Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park
ARIZONA-UTAH-NEW MEXICO-COLORADO



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November 16, 2018

MONTANA: Glacier National Park - 0001

Mount Grinnell
Mount Gould
Glacier National Park


Mount Grinnell at sunrise reflected on Swiftcurrent Lake - Mount Gould, Glacier National Park, Montana


Mount Gould - Mount Grinnell
glacier national park
M O N T A N A



Mount Gould is a peak on the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, Montana, United States. It is the highest point of the Garden Wall, a distinctive ridge of the Lewis Range. It is most notable for its huge, steep east face, which drops 4,000 ft (1,220 m) in only one-half mile (0.8 km). This face provides a backdrop to Grinnell Lake, and is often photographed.

The first recorded ascent of Mount Gould was in 1920, by Frank B. Wynn, Harry R. Horn, Henry H. Goddard, and party. They used the West Face route, which is the easiest and most commonly used route today. It starts from the Highline Trail, which skirts the west side of the peak, and involves some rock scrambling but no technical climbing.

Climbing the sheer East Face of Mount Gould is theoretically possible; however the brittle, loose nature of the rock in Glacier National Park makes the ascent highly technical, unpleasant, and dangerous.

Mount Grinnell is a peak located in the heart of Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana near Mount Gould and Mount Wilbur. It is named after George Bird Grinnell. From the Many Glacier Hotel on Swiftcurrent Lake the "false peak" of Grinnell Point can be seen.




Mountain in Glacier National Park


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November 15, 2018

JAPAN: 7・5・3 celebration - 七五三

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7・5・3 celebration
Shichi-Go-San
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The beautiful girl smiles and happy - 7 year-old celebration with kimono
Shichi-Go-San, Adachi-ku, Tokyo




Shichi-Go-San

Shichi-Go-San (七五三, lit. "Seven-Five-Three") is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three- and seven-year-old girls and five-year-old (and less commonly three-year-old) boys, held annually on November 15 to celebrate the growth and well-being of young children. As it is not a national holiday, it is generally observed on the nearest weekend.

Traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three- and seven-year-old girls and and five-year-old (and sometimes three-year-old) boys.





Japanese girl in kimono - 7 year-old celebration - Adachi-ku, Tokyo



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November 10, 2018

NAVAJO NATION: Lower Antelope Canyon - Southwest

 red sandstone formations
the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation


Lower Antelope Canyon is called Hazdistazi or "spiral rock arches", Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park
 Arizona - Navajo Nation


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"spiral rock arches"
Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park
ARIZONA-UTAH-NEW MEXICO-COLORADO



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November 5, 2018

NEW YORK: Montauk Point Lighthouse - Suffolk County

LIGHT THE LIGHTHOUSE


Montauk Point Lighthouse on the tip of Long Island, Montauk,  New York


Montauk Point Lighthouse


The Montauk Point Light is a lighthouse located adjacent to Montauk Point State Park, at the easternmost point of Long Island, in the hamlet of Montauk in the Town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York. The lighthouse was the first to be built within the state of New York, and was the first public works project of the new United States. It is the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States. Long listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in 2012, it was designated as a National Historic Landmark for its significance to New York and international shipping in the early Federal period.




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November 3, 2018

NEW YORK: Montauk Point Lighthouse - Atlantic Ocean

LIGHT THE LIGHTHOUSE


Lighthouse in the Reeds - Montauk Point Lighthouse, Montauk, NY


Montauk Point Lighthouse


The Montauk Point Light is a lighthouse located adjacent to Montauk Point State Park, at the easternmost point of Long Island, in the hamlet of Montauk in the Town of East Hampton in Suffolk County, New York. The lighthouse was the first to be built within the state of New York, and was the first public works project of the new United States. It is the fourth oldest active lighthouse in the United States. Long listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in 2012, it was designated as a National Historic Landmark for its significance to New York and international shipping in the early Federal period.




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October 27, 2018

NAVAJO NATION: Lower Antelope Canyon - So beautiful!

Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park - Navajo Nation


Sandstone formations in Lower Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park
Arizona - NAVAJO NATION


hazdistazi
OR
"spiral rock arches"
Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park
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October 22, 2018

TOKYO: The restored symbol - TOKYO STATION

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TOKYO STATION DOME
The restored symbol of the Metropolitan City
- Tokyo Station


Tokyo Station in central Tokyo is the travel gateway of Shinkansen bullet trains bound for several areas of Japan and is one of the busiest terminal stations in Japan. Tokyo Station, however, is not only a transportation facility but also a cultural property with long history and many stories. Marunouchi station building, the original building of Tokyo Station, is now especially popular, as it’s been renovated to the classic outlook of 100 years ago and reopened in October, 2012. You must be passing by Tokyo Station at least once during your travel. Stop by and feel this attractive architecture.

Japan National Tourism Organization


東京駅(とうきょうえき)は、東京都千代田区丸の内一丁目にある、東日本旅客鉄道(JR東日本)・東海旅客鉄道(JR東海)・東京地下鉄(東京メトロ)の駅である。

東京の表玄関とも言うべきターミナル駅で、特に東海道新幹線と東北新幹線の起点となっており、全国の新幹線網における最大の拠点となっている。また、東海道本線や東北本線など主要幹線の起点駅でもある。当駅から乗り換えなしで実に32都道府県と結んでおり、1日当たりの列車発着本数は約3000本という日本を代表するターミナル駅の一つである。プラットホームの数は日本一多く、在来線が地上5面10線と地下4面8線の合計9面18線、新幹線が地上5面10線、地下鉄は地下1面2線を有しており、面積は東京ドーム約3.6個分に相当する。赤レンガ造りの丸の内口駅舎は辰野金吾らが設計したもので、1914年に竣工、2003年に国の重要文化財に指定されている。「関東の駅百選」認定駅でもある。



How reborn internal

The restoration has been inside the dome、TOKYO STATION DOME, Tokyo Station


October, 2012



The dome which was restored, TOKYO STATION DOME, Tokyo Station




Inside of the dome before renovation.
Wikipedia


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October 15, 2018

HAWAII: Antique Bottles at the Sugar Cane - Maui

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Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum in the former Puʻunēnē Mill manager's house

Antique bottles at the Sugar Cane Museum, Maui, Hawaii


the Sugar Cane Museum
aloha state
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Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum


Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum is located in the small sugar cane growing and milling community of Puʻunene, Hawaii, Kahului, Maui. The museum exhibits the history of Hawaiian sugar plantations and Alexander & Baldwin and its role in the sugar cane industry in Hawaii. The company itself continues in business and though it has diversified, it continues to produce sugar cane. The museum itself in the former mill manager's house.

Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
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Samuel Thomas Alexander (1836–1904) was a reverend and co-founder of an agricultural company. He met Dwight Baldwin in Hawaii. Alexander became manager of the Waiheʻe sugar plantation near Wailuku in 1863 and hired Henry Perrine Baldwin (1842–1911) as assistant. In 1870 he formed the Pāʻia plantation under the name Samuel T Alexander & Co. With Baldwin, he purchased 561 acres (227 ha) (2.3 km²) between Pāʻia and Makawao, where they cultivated sugarcane. As of 1871 he also managed the Haʻikū sugar mill which had been constructed in 1861 by Castle & Cooke.

The Reciprocity Treaty of 1875 removed tariffs on sugar exported to the United States. But to raise their production a steady supply of water was needed for the semi-arid dry forests of Pāʻia. Rain was plentiful miles away in the rainforests on the windward slopes of Haleakalā mountain, so Alexander proposed a 17-mile long irrigation aqueduct that diverted water from that part of Haleakalā to their plantation. Alexander knew about irrigation systems used since ancient Hawaii while he was at Lahainaluna, but this was on an a much larger scale. He negotiated a lease of water rights from King Kalākaua and raised financing from other partners. It was initially a 20 year lease for $100 per year. His brother James did a survey.

Work started on the aqueduct in 1876 and was completed two years later in 1878 (at over three times the estimated cost), just before a deadline in the lease.

In 1883 the Alexander family moved to Oakland, California to get medical attention for his father, who died there August 13, 1884.

After completion of the aqueduct, the company grew by selling water to adjacent plantations, and was eventually renamed Alexander & Baldwin Plantation. In 1884 Alexander arranged for the partners to buy the small American Sugar Refinery in California and later organized a group of Hawaiian planters called the Sugar Factors which became the California and Hawaiian Sugar Company (C&H). Between 1872 and 1900, the company took over more land and sugar mill operations. In 1898, Alexander and Baldwin purchased a controlling interest in one of its rival companies, Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) from Claus Spreckles. By 1899, the company bought two of Maui's railroad lines. On June 30, 1900, Alexander & Baldwin, Ltd. was incorporated.

Alexander eventually left off running the company and became an adventurer. In 1893 he bicycled through Europe. He traveled through the Pacific Ocean in 1896, including the Marquesas Islands where his parents traveled before he was born, China, and Japan. He also had a winter home on Maui called Olinda, and a summer home in Shasta County, California.


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October 6, 2018

NAVAJO NATION: Lower Antelope Canyon - The Corkscrew

Hazdistazi or "spiral rock arches"


Lower Antelope Canyon is called Hazdistazi or "spiral rock arches"
 Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona - Navajo Nation


hazdistazi
OR
"spiral rock arches"
Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park
ARIZONA-UTAH-NEW MEXICO-COLORADO



Slot Canyon

A slot canyon is a narrow canyon, formed by the wear of water rushing through rock. A slot canyon is significantly deeper than it is wide. Some slot canyons can measure less than 1 metre (3 ft) across at the top but drop more than 30 metres (100 ft) to the floor of the canyon.

Many slot canyons are formed in sandstone and limestone rock, although slot canyons in other rock types such as granite and basalt are possible. Even in sandstone and limestone, only a very small number of creeks will form slot canyons due to a combination of the particular characteristics of the rock and regional rainfall.


Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is on Navajo land east of Page, Arizona. Antelope Canyon includes two separate, scenic slot canyon sections, referred to individually as "Upper Antelope Canyon" or "The Crack"; and "Lower Antelope Canyon" or "The Corkscrew".

The Navajo name for Upper Antelope Canyon is Tsé bighánílíní, which means 'the place where water runs through rocks'. Lower Antelope Canyon is Hazdistazí (called "Hasdestwazi" by the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department), or 'spiral rock arches'. Both are in the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation. The canyons are accessible by guided tour only.


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September 29, 2018

UTAH: Mexican Hat Rock Formation - ジェット・ストリーム

Jet stream
San Juan County


Jet stream above over the Mexican Hat Rock, Mexican Hat, Utah


MEXICAN HAT
Sombrero-shaped Rock
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September 22, 2018

NAVAJO NATION: Little Colorado River Gorge - Route 64

Shadow Mountain
Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park



Shadow Mountain, Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park, Arizona-Navajo Nation


shadow mountain
Little Colorado River Navajo Tribal Park
ARIZONA-UTAH-NEW MEXICO


Shadow Mountain

Shadow Mountain is the northern-most cinder cone of the San Francisco volcanic field. It is probably Pleistocene in age.


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September 15, 2018

NAVAJO NATION: Upper Antelope Canyon - Tsé bighánílíní

Upper Antelope Canyon



Upper Antelope Canyon is called "the place where water runs through rocks"
Arizona - NAVAJO NATION


Tsé bighánílíní
Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park
ARIZONA-UTAH-NEW MEXICO-COLORADO
NAVAJO NATION



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September 12, 2018

NAVAJO NATION: Lower Antelope Canyon - Hazdistazi

Hazdistazi or "spiral rock arches"


Bokeh Navajo Sandstones - Lower Antelope Canyon, Page, AZ, NAVAJO NATION


hazdistazi
Lake Powell Navajo Tribal Park
ARIZONA-UTAH-NEW MEXICO-COLORADO



Lower Antelope Canyon

Lower Antelope Canyon’s Navajo name is Hasdestwazi, which means “spiral rock arches.” Located within the LeChee Chapter of the Navajo Nation.


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