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Grand_Canyon

ARIZONA DESERT & ANTELOPE CANYON

Since I was a teenager, I was growing up with western films on which I always was very close to the indian community. This trip allowed me to understand their own reality.

This past 4th July, Independence Day, I made a trip from New York to the states of Nevada, Arizona and Utah. It was a wonderful trip in which I was able to know the uniqueness of the Navajo community.

Since I was a teenager, I was growing up with western films on which I always was very close to the indian community. This trip allowed me to understand their own reality. The landscape on the Arizona desert was very similar to my hometown one. Miles and miles around different roads where you were not able to guess the finish line.

One of these stops was in Antelope Canyon. An magical place where the erosion of the sandstone created a true inner space. The light was coming down at the same time that was hitting the sandstone in order to create multiple shadows that caught my attention forever. After studying hundred of building where they tried to express me that condition, with this nature piece I understood the inner condition of the architecture.

Afterwards, we travelled to Monument Valley in the Navajo Tribal Park. The most particular condition of this landscape was the autonomy of the different profiles. It was a new magical space again. It seemed to be in front of a Parthenon building or any of the amazing buildings that create an interesting relationship with nature. This amazing day finished sleeping in a traditional construction called Hogan that was built by the Navajo community.

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Eduardo Blanes

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