Open the Windows

OK, so yesterday I showed the Parade of Elephants and said how much less attention it got as compared to The Windows.  To be fair, I should show you what the windows look like and you can judge for yourself.  The image above shows the two main arches which make up the windows formation.  Jointly, these are refered to as “The Spectacles” because they look like a pair of glasses resting on a nose.

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Turret Arch on a Rainy Day

Just to the east of the spectacles stands Turret Arch, the third of the trio that are considered part of the windows.  These arches are magnificent each on their own and as a group, it is pretty impressive to see three so close together.  There is a nice trail which goes right up to the arches themselves and connects turret arch to the spectacles.

I still think the Parade of Elephants are more impressive because of the mass and size but it could be that since the windows stand out as individual arches more, that is why they get all the glory.  Also, the way the windows are positioned, it is much easier to see sunrise and sunset over them.

My friend, David Akoubian got some great shots here the week after we visited.  You should check out his blog to see what this looks like at night.

Turret Arch Milky Way

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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