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Stairway to Petroglyphs, Valley of Fire, NV 2014

Stairway to Petroglyphs, Valley of Fire, NV 2014

(1 in a multiple picture album)
One of the least visited parks in Nevada is also one of the most spectacular. It is Valley of Fire. The name comes from the fact that in a vast expanse of brown desert lies a little valley full of bright read sandstone formations. It is almost a shock to ones eyes.
The Native Americans thought it to be a sacred place which can be witnessed by the thousands of petroglyphs found there. One of the largest concentration of this rock art is to be found high up on one formation where a slab broke away offering a flat 'canvas' for the artists. The state has provided a stairway to make it easier to get up to the pictures, and has protected the wall with Plexiglas to stop the idiots who would deface the art.
Enlarge the picture to see a glimpse of them, or go to my album to see close up shots.

(plus d'infos...)

Photo prise le 2 mai 2014 (© inkknife_2000 (9.5 million views) / Flickr)

Voir aussi :
 valley of fire, valley of fire state park, nevada, desert, sandstone, red sandstone, erosion, alcoves, arches, d.grahamphoto, anasazi, ancient americans, rock art, native americans, strata
 

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