A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
011: Castle Rock
Lake Powell, on the border between Arizona and Utah, is the result of submerging the Glen Canyon in 1963. The artificial lake, which is hundreds of meters deep at certain points, now attracts about two million tourists a year. The large majority of tourists join a boat tour on the calm water, past the pastel-covered sandstone cliffs, which reveal millions of years of geological history. The tour boats can be found in Page, a town that was founded for the housing of the workers who participated in the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam. One of the most striking rocks in Lake Powell is Castle Rock. The photo almost seems to have an optical illusion, if you look closely at the rock in the middle. It looks as if there is a stone arch.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1999, 2017