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Isis Temple

 Isis Temple stands at 7,012 feet (2,137 m),

and lies 5 miles directly north of Grand Canyon Village. 

 

One of the first features seen by many visitors to the

Canyon... after driving for hours, from wherever they've

come from... battling for a parking place... jumping out of

the car... struggling to grab camera's, jackets, water bottles...

They dash up to the rim and... GASP!

 

I've seen it, myself, so many times.  It never looks the same.

And it's beauty just keeps shaking me.

 

Isis Temple

 Isis Temple stands at 7,012 feet (2,137 m),

and lies 5 miles directly north of Grand Canyon Village. 

 

One of the first features seen by many visitors to the

Canyon... after driving for hours, from wherever they've

come from... battling for a parking place... jumping out of

the car... struggling to grab camera's, jackets, water bottles...

They dash up to the rim and... GASP!

 

I've seen it, myself, so many times.  It never looks the same.

And it's beauty just keeps shaking me.

 

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Dec 2016, 03:57
Wonderful.

I have seen it once, and have never forgotten the gasp that escaped from my lips, Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ray!

I could just keep staring at it - especially when the light catches it like this!
A wonderful shot, Elizabeth...And yes, I did too, and it still never disappoints.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Frank! We'll catch it with some snow in a few months! smile
Jolies couleurs, ces verts et ces oranges.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Martine! The colors of The Grand Canyon are a beautiful palette!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Dec 2016, 06:28
I'm not really sure you could ever become complacent about this view..
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: No - there's something wrong with you, if you do! I have a friend who grew up in Grand Canyon Village. Her Mom hike down to the river and back up again at least once a week. I've yet to make it all the way even once! But perhaps it's because I keep stopping to gape and take photos! smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Dec 2016, 06:52
Yep, your summary is spot on smile I always remember my first view I had of this and I still get the same feeling each time I've seen it since. Even views that one gets familiar with always different each time with different light and weather. Your backyard is rather grander than mine.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile It's such an amazing place, Alan. We are truly fortunate to live here, and we do not take it for granted!
Aerial perspective is very, very distinct here Elizabeth. That blue looks so deep.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's such an incredible place... the light and shadow play is severe, which makes it difficult to photograph at times. Frank handles the light better than I know how to...
Rhoooo......que c'est beau !!!
Merci
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Claudine! So pleased you like it!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Dec 2016, 06:57
Please show it in the snow, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh I hope to, Lisl!!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Dec 2016, 09:46
The clouds and the weather are ever changing, making sure you keep coming back.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It just beckons... smile
You got it with the sun on the peak - the perfect timing.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Very lucky, Mary! There were a lot of clouds - but the sun got through at just the right moment!
Perfect time to capture it.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Very lucky that day - there were a lot of clouds, but the sun shone through at the right moment! Thanks so much for your visit!! (PS - I like your, um, statement about 2016...) smile
  • Ladicola
  • United States
  • 8 Dec 2016, 13:13
A wonderful photo! Love that I can see so much of the Grand Canyon from you and Frank. Someday, I will get there, but until then...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much! I'm so pleased we can show you the Grandeur in our back yard! smile If you do get this far west - you be sure to let us know!
Gasp sums it up E!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: And few words do... smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Dec 2016, 19:28
This is a grandious view and you might be overwhelmed by this view - the name 'Isis Temple gives this place a spiritual character.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: And it's but a tiny bit of the Grand Canyon... it goes on and on and on - with more formations with even more character - and similar names...
a billion year old temple Elizabeth... majestic...
i don't understand why the people rush out of their cars to see it... they have another million or so years to photograph it....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Majestic is the perfect word, Peter!
Ha-ha! You make a point!
I think that after the long journey - with the Grand Canyon being their destination - they just want to SEE IT NOW!! smile
You caught it at a great time...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Lucky with the light, Larry!
This is one of the shots one usually sees in travel guides and books.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Somehow I missed this, Brian - so sorry!
And thank you so very much for that very gracious comment!!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 13 Dec 2016, 02:41
Simply stunning! Didn't see that ...must go back!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Bonnie! Oh yes, you must!! smile

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