Saturday, 2 May 2015

De retour du Sud-Ouest des Etats-Unis !

Charlotte-Adélaïde Arches National Park Utah
A fortnight ago, VDP introduced to you Charlotte-Adélaïde just as they were leaving for a holiday far away from Versailles. Here she is in Arches National Park in Utah! As usual when VDP returns from an over the big pond trip, you'll have to bear with her as this post will be very long! Back to Versailles and visiting your blogs tomorrow (or maybe today depending on how open VDP's eyes will be)!

Il y a quinze jours, VDP vous présentait Charlotte-Adélaïde avant qu'elles ne partent pour un lointain voyage ! La voici dans le parc national des Arches dans l'Utah ! Comme toujours lorsque VDP rentre de l'un de ses voyages Outre-Atlantique, il vous faut vous armer de patience puisqu'il s'agit d'un billet fleuve ! Retour à Versailles demain, ainsi qu'aux visites à vos blogs (ou peut-être dès aujourd'hui, cela dépendra de l'état de fatigue de VDP) !
Arches National Park Utah
Arches National Park Utah
Arches National Park Utah
VDP loved the Colorado river canyon near Moab!

VDP a adoré le canyon du fleuve Colorado près de Moab !
Colorado river canyon near Moab, Utah
The visit of the Anasazi ruins in Mesa Verde National Park was extremely interesting...

La visite des ruines de la civilisation Anasazi dans le parc national Mesa Verde s'est révélée être très intéressante...
Mesa Verde National Park
...but VDP preferred the Ute Mountain Tribal Park visit on the Ute Mountain Indian reservation in the company of an Ute guide!

... mais VDP a préféré la visite du parc tribal Ute Mountain en compagnie d'une guide Ute (indienne) !
Ute Mountain Tribal Park Towaoc Colorado
Charlotte-Adélaïde lent VDP company at Diamond Belle Saloon located in historic Strater hotel in Durango, Colorado!

Charlotte-Adélaïde a accompagné VDP au saloon Diamond Belle situé dans l'hôtel historique Strater à Durango, au Colorado !
Diamond Belle saloon Durango Colorado

Diamond Belle saloon Durango Colorado
VDP had fun at Four Corners monument!

VDP a foulé le sol des quatre Etats Utah, Colorado, Arizona et Nouveau-Mexique au même endroit !
Four Corners Monument
VDP spent several days in Santa Fe, New Mexico and had a blast meeting Sharon of Phoenix Daily Photo and Randy of Santa Fe Daily Photo! It was so wonderful to meet you both! Special thanks to Sharon for having come all the way from Phoenix and to Randy for having been such a patient and sweet guide!

VDP a passé plusieurs jours à Santa Fe au Nouveau-Mexique et s'est éclatée en excellente compagnie, à savoir Sharon de Phoenix, Arizona Daily Photo et Randy de Santa Fe Daily Photo ! Merci à Sharon d'avoir fait un si grand déplacement et à Randy d'avoir été un guide patient et tellement gentil !
City Daily Photo bloggers meet in Santa Fe
VDP fell in love with Santa Fe! Below is Saint-Francis of Assisi cathedral-basilica seen from the Museum of Contemporary Native American Arts!

VDP est tombée amoureuse de Santa Fe ! Ci-dessous, la cathédrale-basilique Saint François d'Assise vue depuis le porche du musée d'art contemporain des Indiens d'Amérique !
St Francis Cathedral-Basilica Santa Fe
Below are views of the New Mexico museum of art and the Santa Fe Community Convention Center!

Ci-dessous, des vues du musée d'art du Nouveau-Mexique et du centre des congrès de Santa Fe !
New Mexico Museum of Art
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
It's always nice to see kids appreciating art, in this case at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum!

C'est toujours chouette de voir des enfants apprécier de l'art, ici au musée Georgia O'Keeffe !
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Santa Fe
Below, the faaaaaabulous Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Museum Hill with the monumental and gorgeous 'Mountain Spirit Dancer' by San Carlos Apache Craig Dan Goseyun!

Ci-dessous, le faaaaaabuleux musée des arts et de la culture indiens, sur la colline des musées, avec la superbe œuvre monumentale de Craig Dan Goseyun (Apache San Carlos) représentant un danseur spirituel des montagnes !
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Santa Fe
 Mountain Spirit Dancer  Craig Dan Goseyun
VDP adored Canyon Road and its art galleries and would gladly have emptied her bank account!

VDP a adoré les galeries d'art de Canyon Road et aurait bien aimé y vider son compte en banque !
Canyon Road Santa Fe
Canyon Road Santa Fe
The Eiffel Tower was in good company!

La Tour Eiffel y était en bonne compagnie !
Canyon Road Santa Fe Eiffel Tower
 Charlotte-Adélaïde made a new friend on the road to Albuquerque!

Charlotte-Adélaïde s'est fait un nouvel ami sur la route d'Albuquerque !
VDP and Santa Fe Daily Photo attended Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in Albuquerque together. It was magical for VDP.

VDP et Santa Fe Daily Photo se sont rendus au Pow Wow "Gathering of Nations" à Albuquerque. Ce rassemblement annuel est le plus grand d'indiens d'Amérique du Nord, au cours duquel plusieurs milliers d'indiens se retrouvent entre eux pour des compétitions de danse, de chants et de tambours. C'était magique.
Gathering of Nations pow wow 2015
Gathering of Nations pow wow 2015
Fancy Shawl special Tanski Clairmont Gathering of Nations 2015
Fancy Shawl dance
Gathering of Nations pow wow 2015
 Jingle dress
Gathering of Nations pow wow 2015
VDP visited Taos Pueblo under a hail storm and the Pueblo was steaming afterwards!

VDP a visité le Pueblo de Taos sous une averse de grêle. Le Pueblo fumait !
Taos Pueblo after hail storm
After hail came rain in the Rio Grande Gorge!

Après la grêle, la pluie dans la gorge du Rio Grande !
Rio Grande Gorge
Charlotte-Adélaïde really made lots of new friends, here a buffalo dancer at Poeh Cultural Center at Pojoaque Pueblo!

Charlotte-Adélaïde s'est fait plein d'amis, ici un danseur spirituel au centre culturel Poeh du Pueblo de Pojoaque !
Charlotte-Adélaïde at Poeh Cultural Center
VDP loved northern New Mexico...

VDP a adoré le Nord du Nouveau-Mexique...
New Mexico
...but all good things must come to an end and the Rockies beckoned, here the San Juan Mountains and former silver mining town Silverton!

...mais toutes les bonnes choses ont une fin et il a fallu s'attaquer aux Rocheuses, ici les Monts San Juan et l'ancienne ville minière (argent) de Silverton !
San Juan Mountains Colorado
Silverton Colorado
The rivers are red in this country!

Les rivières sont rouges dans ce pays !
Red River Colorado
Cute prairie dog didn't want to see Charlotte-Adélaïde up close !

Le petit chien de prairie n'a pas voulu s'approcher de Charlotte-Adélaïde !
Prarie Dog
Hope you enjoyed this mega post! Now you're flying over the Great Salt Lake, or at least a tiny bit of it!

VDP espère que vous aurez aimé le voyage, il ne vous reste plus qu'à vous envoler au-dessus du Grand Lac Salé près de Salt Lake City ! A vrai dire, ce n'est qu'une toute petite partie du lac qui ressemble plus à une mer intérieure !
Great Salt Lake from above

28 comments:

SRQ said...

Wow -- looks like a fabulous vacation, Ciel! You visited many places that I still haven't been, so I'm a bit green with envy. Very cool you caught up with two other City Daily Photo bloggers!

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Fabulous pictures, it looks like you both had a wonderful holiday. Glad you're back though so I can get my daily fix of Versailles:)

Revrunner said...

Whew! What a trip.

RedPat said...

I've always wanted to visit that area! Love all your pics, Ciel!

Jack said...

You had quite a visit, VDP. Glad you enjoyed it. There are some places in this post that I need to put on my own itinerary.

Lois said...

Beautiful pictures. I enjoyed every one of them! I'm so glad the you and Charlotte-Adélaïde made it home safely.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

What an awesome trip, I had no idea you visited so many places. I don't know how you whittled the photos down to this group, it's a great tour of the west.

VP said...

I would say that Charlotte-Adélaïde has seen a lot of wonderful things!

Bob Crowe said...

Wow, you hit all the highlights, and then some.

Randy said...

Amazing photos. I was so happy for your visit. Next time we'll explore more of the Southwest.

Sharon Anck said...

Oh Ciel, what a fabulous set of photos. I so enjoyed meeting you and Randy and totally enjoyed the day we spent in Santa Fe. But, all these photos are so fantastic. You did a superb job of documenting your trip!

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderful series of images of what looked like a wonderful trip, welcome back!

SARA MILLER said...

Some years ago I stopped in Santa Fe when coming back from South America. USA is not in my travel plans , but I must admit Sante Fe is a jewel. An exceptional place . Do not know the meaning of this woolen.sheep. A gift ? A protector? Whatever.

Dina said...

Nature, culture, a pow wow, friends, and varied weather -- you had it all!
Thanks for all the pictures.
Welcome home.

José Mendonça said...

Welcome back, Ciel! I was waiting for this post. :-) The different park shots on top are my favourite - fantastic!

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! You saw a LOT while you were there!

Josette T said...

Quel voyage j'aurais aimé assister aux danses des indiens... Charlotte -Adélaïde doit être fatiguée...laissons lui le temps de récupérer !
bon retour VDP tu reviens avec la pluie c'est dommage il a fait si beau en avril ...

William Kendall said...

The scenery is magnificent- a part of North America I have not been to, but would love to see. Excellent shots!

James said...

I absolutely loved this post! Coincidentally, less than a week ago, I suddenly started thinking about my last trip to Santa Fe. I remember saying to Vicki, "I wish we were in Santa Fe right now." Since then New Mexico has been on my mind. So yes, I'm a little jealous. :-)

Birdman said...

Some stunning images. Hey, anymore of that gal at Diamond Belle? hehehehehe

Kay said...

Hooray! You visited some of my most favorite places, and you certainly put on a lot of miles! Wonderful to see everything through your camera. Gorgeous photographs, especially of canyon country and Mesa Verde.

Stefan Jansson said...

Lots to look at here. Glad you had a great time with Sharon and Randy.

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

So glad you have had the opportunity to visit my country. Looks like you have had a great trip!!=:0)

Loree said...

Wow what an adventure you have had. I've been to Moab and also to Salt Lake City. There is still so much of the US that I need to see.

Linda said...

That was quite a tour! Thanks for sharing it.

Karl Demetz said...

Da habt ihr eine ganz schöne Tour gemacht, Du und Charlotte-Adélaïde :)
Und tolle Fotos noch so nebenbei...

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Magnifique !!!! Tout est magnifique, que de découvertes !

Kate said...

I hope that you are making a personal album of your trip. Your photos of the Southwest need only one word. . .FABULOUS!