(This blog post was originally posted on www.helenmakadiaphotography.com on May 11, 2021 and has been modified and updated here.)
During the pandemic, spending time looking through years of travel photographs in the archives was a way revisit past vacations, get the images organized and discover overlooked wall art.
Photography is a form of time travel. -- Neil deGrasse Tyson
First up in the Travel Through Photography blog series is Palm Springs. Having visited this beautiful place several times over the last few years, it is a pleasure to go through past images and share with you.
If you drive from the Los Angeles area towards Palm Springs on the 10 Freeway, you can’t miss the Cabazon dinosaurs, about 30 minutes outside of Palm Springs.
These neat steel figures are sure to captivate you are drive by. More historical information can be found on this Wikipedia site and if you plan to visit, check out their website for visiting information.
As you make your way towards the desert and Palm Springs, you see lots of wind turbines. This is a quick shot captured as a passenger.
The landscape is so different and beautiful.
In February 2020 we included a trip up the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The whole 10-minute trip up the cliffs of Chino Canyon is simply breathtaking with views of the valley below. Once you reach the top, you can walk trails and explore the wilderness of Mt. San Jacinto State Park.
Another stop in February 2020 was a visit to Joshua Tree National Park. The desert landscape is filled with interesting plants – the one you are most likely to notice is the Joshua Tree although there are plenty of smaller cacti and desert flora.
A must visit location within the park, if it is open, is Keys View. This location affords amazing mount views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, the Salton Sea, the San Jacinto Mountains as well as the San Andreas Fault.
If you love nature, Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park is a must for your exploration bucket list. I have linked (no affiliate links) to many of the national parks and places in case you are interested in learning more.
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Closing this travel through photography share with a photo taken safely (as a passenger) driving away from Palm Springs titled Can’t Wait (To Get On The Road Again).
Be well & safe travels!