Friday, October 22, 2010

Grand Canyon: Desert View

On the third day, I went out to the Desert View area, where there's a watchtower and good views of the eastern portion of the canyon.  The watchtower was built in the 1930's, it has a gift shop on the main floor, a viewing area at the top, and a deck part-way up for viewing as well.

Don't worry, I won't torment you with a million views, just a couple.  You can see the flat desert beyond the rim in the photo below:

You can see the Colorado river in these two:

OK, so I won't torment you with more canyon photos but it was a pretty cool building, so I have some photos of it.  The outdoor viewing deck:

The viewing area at the top of the tower:

Stairs, and circular landings every storey's worth of stairs:

Looking up at a decorated ceiling:


Next stop:  the Tusayan ruins, a Pueblo Indian archeological site.

1 comment:

  1. I like the interior decoration of the tower,