Monday, January 22, 2007

Scenes from Sedona

On Saturday, Jan. 13, the day before the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon, I drove up Interstate 17 an hour and a half north of Phoenix to visit the town of Sedona, which is known for its spectacular Red Rock formations. Here's a sampling of some scenes from Sedona.

I really loved these "twin peaks." Well, "tri peaks" if you want to count the smaller formation off to the left.

Similar to making pictures in the clouds, some of the formations are given names based on objects they resemble. This one is called the "Snoopy Rock." Can you see the resemblance to Snoopy sleeping on top of his dog house?

And this one is known as the "Bell Rock."

Here's the Chapel of the Holy Cross, which appears to rise right out of the red rocks. Completed in 1956 by a pupil of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the chapel is one of the town's main tourist stops.

The chapel is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and offers a place for prayer, reflection and panoramic views of the formations.


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