a vast edifice of stone and space

8.08.2011

Yosemite National Park / Glacier Point / June 21, 2011
"Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."
-Ansel Adams

Did you see "The Truman Show," with Jim Carey? It came out in 1998. There's this one part in the movie when he's sailing his boat out on the ocean and ends up hitting a wall that's been painted to look like the ocean and sky. While Matt and I were standing up at Glacier Point I had a feeling that I could put my hand out and tear down the painting that hung around us- it was just too perfectly beautiful to be real. 

The one thing that is more amazing than a 360 degree larger-than-life painting put there to fool us is the real thing. And it was breathtaking. 


23 comments:

  1. i was at that exact spot last year! my husband and i honeymooned in california and yosemite was a definite stop on the roadtrip path.

    it's breathtaking, isn't it?

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  2. awesome awesome awesome photos!

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  3. stunning photos! the view is breathtaking.

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  4. I love that movie! So sad, but so interesting. These photos are really beautiful!

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  5. I can just imagine how surreal it felt!
    BTW... after watching that movie I was paranoid for months that I was being filmed everywhere. haha.

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  6. I loveee the Truman Show! And I totalllly know what you mean.. The Grand Canyon has the same effect...I was speechless...You can stand their for hours and your eyes would never be full....Pure magic! God is amazing!


    Janette, the Jongleur

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  7. I so understand. :) I want to go back to Alaska... NOW! haha!

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  8. wow it totally DOES look like that truman show scene! haha I love that movie. I love nature. beautiful photos!


    The House of Shoes

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  9. Those photos are gorgeous :) You look photoshopped in!

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  10. i think your on top of the world in your photos.

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  11. god that place is beautiful!! and random side note: i really like your hiking outfit

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  12. I felt the same way! Like it wasn't real :) It's so incredibly beautiful there!!! I just heard that someone fell of half dome recently :(

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  13. Only you could splay about on a rock with such flair! Loving your red Toms too!

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  14. Beautiful pictures. I also can't get my head around places that actually look like pictures. It's a very surreal moment, isn't it?

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  15. It looks so amazingly beautiful there! I felt the same way when I saw Paris at night from the top of Notre Dame... it was so surreal!

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  16. wow! amazing pictures, amazing place!! ;)


    http://traveloguewithlove.blogspot.com/

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  17. You described that beautifully. What a great image!

    Have a wonderful day
    x

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  18. haha i just watched that this past weekend with hubs! i know what you mean, sometimes nature can be so pretty it doesn't seem like it could be real. JB

    http://madewithlovebyjackieb.blogspot.com/

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  19. you totally look superimposed in the first pic. so breathtaking.

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  20. so pretty what a view. you two are adorable.

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  21. Your adventures and climbs are always so exciting! And the photos are really amazing, Sarah.

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