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A Cloudy Day At The Grand Canyon


El Tovar is a large lodge built just steps away from the very edge of the south rim.   When it opened at the end of the railroad line in the early 1900s it was considered one of the most elegant hotels west of the Mississippi. Today El Tovar is welcoming guests to Grand Canyon National Park with as much care and hospitality as they did 100 years ago.  In the past, the Hotel has hosted such luminaries as Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Western author Zane Grey, and many others.

 

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The Grand Canyon 5 / 5

 

A Cloudy Day At The Grand Canyon


El Tovar is a large lodge built just steps away from the very edge of the south rim.   When it opened at the end of the railroad line in the early 1900s it was considered one of the most elegant hotels west of the Mississippi. Today El Tovar is welcoming guests to Grand Canyon National Park with as much care and hospitality as they did 100 years ago.  In the past, the Hotel has hosted such luminaries as Theodore Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, Western author Zane Grey, and many others.

 

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comments (21)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 13 Sep 2013, 00:24
A stunner Elizabeth! I love the different colors of the canyon walls and again the sky is superb. smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Frances! I like this view over to El Tovar!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Sep 2013, 00:42
Now...there is a blast from the 1950's, Elizabeth...Theo's and Al's pal, Zane, wrote hundreds of formula pulp westerns in the standard 112 page, centre-stapled format...the cowpoke in the white hat always saved the day, got his gal, and raised a small herd of longhorns...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed! Zane is quite famous in these parts - as many (if not all) of his westerns are set in AZ, and parts of Utah! Kinda cool, eh?
I enjoyed the nostalgia trip that you and Ray were on Elizabeth...grin
i am sure that the hotel still treats its guests with as much care and hospitality as they did 100 years ago... but i would have to sell our house to stay there for a week.

This has been a fantastic series on the Grand Canyon... loved it Curlygirl!!
....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm not going to say I ever read those books however! Not a fan of westerns... don't know why - I guess because I live it! smile

The hotel is wonderful, even if you can't stay - it's lovely to have dinner in the dining room - the food is excellent and reasonably priced. The gift shop is small, but packed with high quality Native American jewelry and pottery. I like to go at Christmastime - they'll have a large tree in the main lobby, and roaring fires in the big, stone hearths. And the Grand Canyon is exquisite with a dusting of snow. As you can imagine, the rooms book out 6-12 months ahead of time, so Frank and I will not be staying here.

I'm so glad you've enjoyed this series! I hope I'll get some more worthy shots in a few weeks time when I can enjoy it with my love by my side!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Sep 2013, 05:34
They are onbiously not worried that the cliffside is going to crumble, Elizabeth, like so much of our coast. My Grand-dad used to read Zane Grey
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Those cliffs have been there for nearly forever! smile
Amazing Zane Grey reached the UK, and your Grand-dad!
The colours in the Grand Canyon are amazing Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Quite varied, Sally - and seemingly always changing!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Sep 2013, 07:13
It is still as grand
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: You would love it, Chris!
  • Chad (Ridge)
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 13 Sep 2013, 07:17
That must be a fabulous place to stay Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I imagine so!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Sep 2013, 07:32
Another a bit unusual beautiful photo of the Grand Canyon - yes, hopeful nr. 6!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Not the most common view, is it?
smile 6!!! It seemed when it was 6 months away the time would never come... now we're down to 6 days!
With Franks rock climbing skills he can pitch a tent on a ledge for you both, you don't need to stop at the hotel.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile So true - but he read your comment and remarked about my constant fidgetting- I'd roll off the edge! smile
We had some Zane Grey books turn up in our book sale not so long ago.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: No kidding! Who knew he was read so far and wide!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Sep 2013, 08:41
What a fabulous place this must have been when first opened. I've not heard of Zane Grey but I guess he had plenty of inspiration.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It must've been remarkable for it's time - as I think it still is! I think you have to be a fan of Westerns to dig Zane Grey.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 13 Sep 2013, 10:03
This shot shows some of the trees and bushes that were not really visible in the others. Lovely view.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: That's true, isn't it - most of those will be Junipers.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Sep 2013, 12:56
The canyon carries on - very far.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: About 277 miles! smile
I remember this spot very well, Elizabeth. Only wish we had had more time to explore the area and to visit El Tovar. I did manage to get some shots of it, however. Thoroughly enjoyed the superb images you captured of this iconic place.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm so glad it congers up some memories for you! Perhaps you'll have to visit again! I'm glad you enjoyed this series Beverly! Thank you!
Yet another splendid view,Elizabeth,the layers and colours are wonderful,I've read Michaels comment,and yes,I see a ledge,but you,Ms fidget,would probably roll off! smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much Frank!!
... You'd just have to hold on to me tightly!
Beautiful shot Elizabeth, I like all the shades of the rock! What a great series smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much Martin - I'm so glad you've enjoyed these images!
A fine shot to finish this short but very enjoyable series Elizabeth. I remember reading a Zane Grey novel many years ago but I'm not really in to Westerns to be honest.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much Brian! I'm so glad you've enjoyed this series! I don't really care for Westerns, myself.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Sep 2013, 16:16
Wonderful textures and colours
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Anne!
Wonderful with these stratums Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much Richard!
  • Hollie Farren
  • United States
  • 14 Sep 2013, 22:56
Absolutely beautiful. I love the purple of the canyon in the background.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Hollie - if you've never been - you gotta come visit, the Canyon is amazing!
  • Hollie Farren
  • United States
  • 14 Sep 2013, 22:56
Absolutely beautiful. I love the purple of the canyon in the background.

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