Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #31: Landscape

Amy‘s theme this week for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #31 is Landscapes. I included some photos of natural landscape and architecturally designed landscape.

I took this photo on the Alaska trip when our train passed by Hurricane Gorge, Alaska. They named it because the wind could go 150 miles per hour. The train slowed down for passengers to take photos from the bridge. The Hurricane Gulch Bridge is a 918 feet long steel arch railroad bridge and is 296 feet above the Hurricane creek. It is both the longest and tallest bridge on the entire Alaska Railroad.

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These are photos from our trip to Germany and Austria. We were on the Eagle’s Nest overlooking Bavarian Alps which are several mountain ranges of the Northern Limestone Alps in the German state of Bavaria.  The last ice age made an impact on the Bavarian Alps. The glaciers formed cirques, lakes, and typical U-shaped valleys. Depositions by ice age, rivers and glaciers left behind a rolling landscape.

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Eagle’s Nest

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is the first large canyon on the Yellowstone River downstream from Yellowstone Falls in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. The canyon is 24 miles (39 km) long, between 800 and 1,200 feet (240 and 370 m) deep and from 0.25 to 0.75 mile (0.40 to 1.21 km) wide.

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Toledo and the Tagus River – Toledo is in central Spain; it is the “Imperial City” for having been the main venue of the court of Charles V. Holy Roman Emperor. It is the “City of the Three Cultures” for the cultural influences of Christians, Muslims and Jews reflected in its history. The Tagus River is the longest river in the Iberian Peninsula. It is 1,007 km (626 mi) long, 716 km (445 mi) in Spain, 47 km (29 mi) along the border between Portugal and Spain and 275 km (171 mi) in Portugal where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Museum and Botanical Gardens

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IMG_5911 The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens, CA

The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens

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Rhododendron Garden, Portland, Oregon

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Rhododendron Garden, Portland, Oregon

Please visit Amy’s website for more photos for this week.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #31 – Landscape

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