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Monument Valley, Smaller Than Life
Thursday, July 14, 2011



Monument Valley is not bigger than life. I found it surprisingly neat, compact, even small and all managed superbly by Navajos who were friendly and even uncharacteristically talkative.



One of the spots (there are many and close at hand) for photography is called John Wayne’s Point. It is said that it was John Wayne’s favourite spot (click on the picture here to enlarge it and read the sign).

For me our expedition to Monument Valley was most satisfying. While Monument Valley itself is much smaller than I imagined it, the Stagecoach version is as huge as it always was in my imagination, as was, and is, the young man playing the cowboy and called John Wayne.



Marshal Curly Wilcox: Come busting in here - you'd think we were being attacked! You can find another wife.
Chris: Sure I can find another wife. But she take my rifle and my horse. Oh, I'll never sell her. I love her so much. I beat her with a whip and she never get tired.
Dr. Josiah Boone: Your wife?
Chris: No, my horse. I can find another wife easy, yes, but not a horse like that.
Stagecoach



     

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7/9/17 - 7/16/17

7/16/17 - 7/23/17

7/23/17 - 7/30/17

7/30/17 - 8/6/17

8/6/17 - 8/13/17

8/13/17 - 8/20/17

8/20/17 - 8/27/17

8/27/17 - 9/3/17

9/3/17 - 9/10/17

9/10/17 - 9/17/17

9/17/17 - 9/24/17