Go West!

"Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green & golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."
Ansel Adams, photographer
It's November. The leaves are on the ground. The snow is yet to fall. As always this time of the year, I find myself daydreaming. Where would I rather be. I'm contemplating my escape. Yosemite Valley, California. I've never been but have long known the photos and beauty captured by Ansel Adams. And I've googled the historic Ahwahnee Hotel looking for reservations. I'm as good as there!



Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Park





Ahwahnee in the snow

Thunderstorm, Yosemite Valley by Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams working in Yosemite

Moonlight at Dome Rock

17 comments:

Robin said...

Sign me up! I lovet that lobby and those views. Although I think they have a foot of snow already.... I'm not ready for that... yet...

High Desert Diva said...

What a magical looking place....the hotel, the setting....gorgeous!

I would seriously consider a station wagon if I could have one like Adams'.

The Lil Bee said...

This is beyond breathtaking. I literally did a double take!

Anonymous said...

Pack your bags, you deserve a vacation, hope you dont mind if i come.

katiedid said...

If you can wait and stay when it is snowing in the valley you will not regret it! Peaceful, pristine, and stunningly beautiful in the valley in the winter. AND no crowds!!!

Diane said...

that photo of the frozen trees around the house is magnificent

Fifi Flowers said...

BEAUTIFUL place! My hubby and son camped up there this time last year for a 7th grade trip... they LOVED it! They captured some beautiful photos!
I hope you get your escape!
ENJOY!
Fifi

twoladiesinwaiting said...

Ah, yes. Let's GO.

rêver au sud said...

Ces paysages sont d'une incroyable beauté !
Quant à l'hôtel Ahwahnee, quel rêve d'y séjourner.
Merci pour ce joli partage.
Marie-Ange

ABACAXI and HORTELÂ said...

Stayed in the Ahwanhee some years ago, definitely worth it! Just GO, relax, enjoy! It's gorgeous!!
By the way, I'm a first time visitor to your blog (can't even remember how I got here), love it! And will be back soon!!
Have a nice weekend!
Chantal

Sabina said...

One of my favorite places on earth!!

RoyalTLady said...

AWESOME and amazing pictures.

Come and check it out in my blog...an award awaiting you.

Cheers.

A World in a PAN said...

So many contrasts of light, images, sensations ... Ten years ago we visited some of the marvellous American parks (Grand Canyon, Bryce, Mesa Verde ...) It was magic!

Lu. Lu. said...

I went to Yosemite with my family several years ago, makes it up there on my top most beautiful places I've been too.

also, we just recently studied Ansel Adams in photography class. Quite the photographer, if you ever get a chance look up his process....

Pratishtha Durga said...

Is this place for real? It's so beautiful! I hope I can make it there some day. thanks for sharing.

BrookeAhanaDaily said...

Gosh, how romantic - Aren't Ansel Adams photographs the best? Great post.

Pen Pen said...

SOOO gorgeous!! I have a friend who met her husband while working at the horse stables here--I want to go!

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