“In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I want to ask you to keep this great wonder of nature as it now is. I hope you will not have a building of any kind, not a summer cottage, a hotel or anything else, to mar the wonderful grandeur, the sublimity, the great loneliness and beauty of the canyon. Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.” — Theodore Roosevelt
Well, I did promise to post some pictures from my June 28th trip to visit the canyon, and I thought we could all use a lighter start to the week.
The true scale and beauty of the canyon can’t really be conveyed in photographs, but we try nonetheless.
Featured image is a photo of the Grand Canyon as seen from the ISS – borrowed from NASA.