The Year In Pictures 2013

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:42 pm

chillicamper wrote:Is there any particular reason why people started stacking stones there?


I don't know, you have to wonder what got it started.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:51 pm

In Yellowstone we stayed at the Old Faithful Inn, which was as much of an attraction as the geysers. Luckily someone tipped me off that I'd have to book over a year in advance if we wanted to stay there, and also told me to ask for a room in the "new" (1920's?) wing. Because those are the only rooms with bathrooms! :shock:

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The dining room:
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The balcony - you could watch Old Faithful from here:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:43 pm

WOW! just WOW! What an amazing place to stay. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:05 pm

Very impressive :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:41 pm

Susane what is that grey stone structure inside a support or a chimey. Interesting photos. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:50 pm

Looks amazing, is that a giant chimney in the middle or a pillar?
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Conforumist » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:00 am

The US is simply not a place to be passed over, when considering a vacation!

Here are a couple I took this past weekend:

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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:02 pm

Con, those are great shots! :D

The stone structure in the middle of the lobby is a chimney. There were fireplaces all around it. Here's a shot from ground level, although not a very good one.

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There was also a tree house at the top, but it could no longer be accessed because an earthquake in the 50's made the supports unstable. Didn't manage to get a good shot of that.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby janet » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:23 pm

That is such an amazing place Catch-up. I've been to Switzerland and there are some pretty awesome old chalets there but the USA takes the prize for sheer scale. I would SO like to visit there.

Con, your bluebird and squirrel pics are beautiful :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Catch-up » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:26 pm

It was really beautiful! Would be a great romantic getaway. There was a lot of seating along the lobby balconies where you could enjoy the atmosphere and a glass of wine.

Here are a few highlights from Yellowstone. I'm probably going to overdo it with these, this is just the first round, so apologies in advance. There are just so many I'd like to share.

Our first animal sighting upon entering the park, a female elk.
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The geyser basins:
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby janet » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:12 pm

Fantastic place :clap: There was a brilliant TV series about Yellowstone Park a few years back which I loved.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Penfold » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:15 am

Lovely pics Susanne. Yellowstone is one of those places that I've always wanted to visit. :D
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:54 pm

Catching up on the thread a bit, I like this one:

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Not quite sure what's under there though, I guess it's either a mausoleum or a rocket-ship.
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Ghost » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:02 pm

it use to be a old mortuary now it's a store room
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Re: The Year In Pictures 2013

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:32 pm

Ghost wrote:it use to be a old mortuary now it's a store room


No change then? ;)
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