Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sedona Views

Thanks to our friends Carla and Rick, our visit to Sedona included a hike around Little Bell Rock. These photos were taken along the trail, which has vistas in all directions. Above: a view of Cathedral Rock. Below: a couple of other views.

We also stopped at Chapel of the Holy Cross, which is dramatically set right into the red rocks. Click here for photos and more info. I remember visiting this church in the 1960s, when my grandparents lived in Sedona. It's still an extremely popular tourist destination. On this visit, I enjoyed the art both inside and out. Above: a statue of St. Francis. People love to throw coins all around the outside of this church.

The artwork inside includes a historic statue of the Archangel Michael from Mexico, above, and a statue of Christ from Chartres Cathedral in France, below.

From the Chapel website: "In our transient existence, in good times and bad, we are here to be united with all in faith and purpose. To live in peace and unity with all our brothers and sisters." Hear, hear!

Best wishes for a Happy New Year!