street scene….

SLC Street scene

I made this image, facing east on 9000 South, after exiting the I-15 freeway last Sunday evening, April 27, 2014.

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28 responses

  1. Wow….. beautiful landscape…

    May 3, 2014 at 7:27 am

    • Yes…crazy beautiful….

      May 13, 2014 at 6:32 am

  2. Astonishing!

    May 3, 2014 at 7:27 am

  3. I don’t see the “Caution. Mountain Crossing” sign . . .

    May 3, 2014 at 7:51 am

    • The road curves a bit to the right after the rise in the roadway there…so the motor traffic has no excuse for colliding with those rather stationary, yet frisky mountains…..

      May 13, 2014 at 6:34 am

  4. What a stunning view to have when you’re just driving down a road! Wonderful. Thanks for explaining where it is, too.

    May 3, 2014 at 8:03 am

    • It’s very captivating Nia…hard to keep one’s eyes on the road sometimes.

      May 13, 2014 at 6:35 am

  5. Thanks for sharing the view, it looks pretty different to my part of the world. ๐Ÿ™‚

    May 3, 2014 at 8:20 am

    • Most welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚

      May 13, 2014 at 6:35 am

  6. Reminds me a bit of about a year ago…. ๐Ÿ™‚ Couldn’t resist them mountains being hugged by clouds, eh?

    May 3, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    • Yes, Gunta…very similar weather to what you had during your visit last year…and no, I have no resistance to those cloud-draped mountains…none whatsoever. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      May 13, 2014 at 6:36 am

  7. Wow, an amazing view Scott!

    May 3, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    • Yes, it is, Adrian…and a cherished one, too.

      May 13, 2014 at 6:37 am

  8. That’s beautiful. I can’t help wondering if there are a lot of accidents there.

    May 3, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    • It is, Allen…and I think many folks just don’t see them…it seems their attitude is, “yep…those are mountains….ok.”

      May 13, 2014 at 6:39 am

  9. Good grief. What an awesome sight. Ana Lucia had the right word: ‘astonishing’. The image brought to mind Edmund Burke’s work on ‘The Sublime’ in art in the 18th Century. “The passion caused by the great and sublime in nature …. is Astonishment; and astonishment is that state of the soul, in which all motions are suspended, with some degree of horror. In this case the mind is so entirely filled with its object, that it cannot entertain any other”. http://www.victorianweb.org/philosophy/sublime/burke.html

    Great shot, Scott.

    May 4, 2014 at 6:55 am

    • Very fitting words, Meanderer…the view and mountains are so consuming to me…..I am very often so focused on them that nothing else exists for a while…and yes, right there…astonishing. How nice that you enjoy them, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

      May 13, 2014 at 6:42 am

  10. What a wonderfully surreal scene, made so by the way the road disappears over a crest and by the massively looming quality of those impressive mountains. The road must drop away very steeply here, Scott. Great capture.

    May 5, 2014 at 3:31 am

    • I still have to pinch myself sometimes, John…they are very dreamlike to me…and even more so recently, given that I’m in the middle of preparations to leave them. And yes, the roadway does dip a little bit, but then climbs again to the far right of the image, rather steeply, too, as it heads into Little Cottonwood Canyon. This location is about two miles from my house…and another three miles up the road is one of my favorite hiking locations…..

      May 13, 2014 at 6:48 am

      • Make the most of it…..you will have some magic memories to take with you.

        May 13, 2014 at 7:07 am

        • I shall do so, dear John….and yes, some very sweet memories. ๐Ÿ™‚

          May 13, 2014 at 8:29 am

  11. Isn’t it so grand to have mountains on the horizon! This photo really melds the natural and built worlds!

    May 5, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    • Grand is a good word for it, Lynn. ๐Ÿ™‚

      May 13, 2014 at 6:49 am

  12. What a great shot that is – but whatever happened to Spring?!

    May 6, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    • Thank you, Andy….and this is typical Spring for the Wasatch area….our mountains got another couple of feet of snow over the last several days.

      May 12, 2014 at 8:56 am

  13. a beautiful view

    May 7, 2014 at 12:39 am

    • It is, Shimon…and one that is very special to me.

      May 12, 2014 at 8:55 am

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