Treescapes (Red River Gorge State Park III)

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Even more than the curious Natural Bridge and the Rock Garden, a highlight of Red River Gorge State Park is the view of distant treescapes.

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Compared to Indiana, the vegetation of Kentucky has deeper reds and more pronounced greens in late Fall.

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Living with daily views like these would be paradise for me. Admittedly, I like complicated things.

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Rock Garden Trail (Red River Gorge State Park II)

I am a big fan of rock/tree formations, and thus the Rock Garden Trail in Red River Gorge State Park was a must for me.

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The rock garden is, expectedly, very different from designer Japanese landscapes. Because everything is here by chance, all depends on the viewer.

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It is hard to say what I like about these landscapes. They are clearly not everybody’s taste.

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Maybe they vaguely suggest archaic temples to me — either unfinished, or in utter destruction. The trees serve as columns, while the rocks are material for more permanent structures, to be used or in slower decay.

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The Nihilist’s Bridge (Red River Gorge State Park I)

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The Natural Bridge in Red River Gorge State Park (Kentucky!) doesn’t bridge anything, like most natural bridges.

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One can walk under and across and thus use both functions of a bridge, contemplating the pointlessness of the act in this case. It helps that the bridge is more or less on top of a mountain.

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That there are trees on top is giving hope, though.

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