Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sun Tunnels

Murphy and I took a day trip to the west desert yesterday to see the Sun Tunnels, a land art creation by Nancy Holt.  Google them if you are not familiar with it.
We took a nice scenic tour, going up to Snowville, UT and taking Hwy 30 over to the tunnels which are just above Wendover, Utah. As you can imagine, the scenery was fantastic along the way and I'll post a few of those photos over the next few days.
The openness of the desert/Great Basin clears my head and renders most of what happens in life inconsequential. Time does not seem to exist in this place, the vastness and quiet push into you and push the worries out.

Here are a few photos of the Sun Tunnels themselves.  This was a celebration as the creator, Nancy Holt, was in town and had invited the world to come out and enjoy the sunset with her at the tunnels.  A windy day, lots of dust devils, and blowing dirt, but no one seemed to mind, especially the kids and Murphy!

The tunnels with no one around - just miles of salt desert.

A classic view of the tunnels with a human to show the size.

Kids of all ages had a great time!

Nancy Holt, Sun Tunnel creator, is the lady with the hat in the middle of the photo.

Almost a bit surrealistic.

1 comment:

Gail said...

I'm at my sister's, ergo internet access. Yay! She is quite ill and I'm not sure how long I'll be here. I've just looked at the most recent photos and as always they are wonderful. I check in as much as possible while I'm here.