Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Praying Monk


I've posted photos of this rock formation on Camelback Mountain before but this time I caught this view between two tall palm trees.  The formation is called "The Praying Monk" for obvious reasons.  It does look like a monk kneeling in prayer.  I was riding around in the neighborhood just west of the mountain when I spotted this view between the two trees.

15 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

I can see some other face like formations, just below the Monk to the right... can you see them too?!

Steve Reed said...

The trees make a nice frame! That looks like an expensive area.

Birdman said...

Hope he praying for me. I need all the points I can get.

Andy said...

Interesting sight.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

It took me a while to find the monk! He is on a rather steep incline...

VP said...

I didn't get it at first, but it is really amazing!

William Kendall said...

It certainly does look like that. Nicely framed!

Catalyst said...

I know the Monk well. I once hiked part of the way up to him but it was late in the day so I didn't go on.

RedPat said...

It certainly dwarfs that house. Great shot!

Judy said...

That's a nice view of it!

Jack said...

I often don't get rock formations that are named, but in this case, I do see the monk.

Randy said...

Beautiful shot.

Halcyon said...

Amazing the things Nature can sculpt!

Kate said...

Since I am unfamiliar with your area, I had to really check out your photo to find the monk. Eureka! I did it and it really does look like a praying figure.

I thought of you today; I was at Mayo Clinic and just happened to look "up" in one of the very long and wide corridors in a sub floor in the building I was in. Wow! The entire length of the ceiling was filled with Chihuly's glass work. I was impressed that aesthetics is important as well as medical concerns. I definitely endorse Mayo!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful !