Our 2018 travel story started in Death Valley National park. We were chasing the Moon shadows looking for a place to shoot the Milky Way. In the Spring Andalusia enchanted us by its grand cathedrals, and dreamlike Alhambra Palace that seems came from the pages of Arabian Nights book. Summer was about vampires and werewolves that avoided us by all means. And the Fall was the prickliest season in vast and hot Arizona Desert.
On the grassy shores of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California lies a small town of Carlsbad, famous for the Flower Fields or, as they are also called – the fields of Colors and Dreams. Every spring from March to May, countless colorful ranunculus bloom here.
Our journey to the American Wild West, to the place where Hollywood Westerns were filmed, where cowboys and Indians chased each other, and the bandits plundered post coaches. Why go to India, the Middle East, the Gobi Desert, Africa or fly to other planets, if they were created in Alabama Hills – a couple of hours from the bustling and crowded Hollywood. We spent only two days there, but I wanted to stay for a week, take a walk among the bizarre rocks, admire the rugged beauty of the desert. And, maybe, to hike the 14,496 mountain peak, which snow cap picturesquely accentuates the yellow stones of Alabama Hills.