A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
013: Lush green
Zion National Park was on our route between Monument Valley and Las Vegas. From Monument Valley, the distance is just 250 km, but the driving route is almost double: 450 km. The region was inhabited by indigenous tribes; the first European setters came around 1860: they were Mormons from the Salt Lake area. The name Zion refers to a place of peace and safety. The name of the nearby Kolob region exists in the Mormon Scripts, in which Kolob refers to a place near God. Zion National Park is indeed a place where you can feel yourself united with nature, untied from human infrastructure. When I visited the park in May, spring had just started. The plants, trees, and shrubs had recently been sprouting; therefore, almost everything around us was green, a lush green, giving us a happy feeling of newborn energy.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 1999, 2017y