7.23.2009

Vacation Pictures (Part 2) ~ Luray Caverns


Welcome to the 2nd portion of my vacation @ the magical "Luray Caverns" in Virginia. WOW ~ This was by far my favorite day trip last week. I could not even wrap my head around the fact these natural wonders are thousands of years old. We were informed that the stalactite formations grow 1 inch every 100 years. The air was so pure and cool underground.

Note: The 2nd picture below shows the reflections of the above formations in a very still pool of water underneath. An interesting optical illusion in person...it appears the formations are growing up from the floor beneath. Until you realize water is there in very slight ripples.

One of the coolest places (literally) I have ever visited! Enjoy :-)







21 comments:

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

That's really magnificant - I love the way they enhance the natural formations with the lighting! Your photos turned out great, Chris. Have a wonderful week!

yoborobo said...

Hi Chris! I went there a couple of years ago. It is an amazing place. I'd like to go back. :) Great pics!

Marie S said...

Gorgeous pictures. I love caves like this.
I went to Carlsbad caverns when I was small and I will never forget how magnificent it was. And this is close to you, how cool is that? What a wonderful time and you shared it with us, you are the best!!!
Love and hugs.
Nice music for this too!

Fantastic Figments said...

Now that looks creepy... my kind of place.

Glad to see you had fun!!!!!!!!

Smooches
Steph

Designs By CK said...

Thanks Lisa & Pam for stopping by and glad you enjoyed my post!

SpOOky Hugs 2 BOTH of U!

mE ((-:

Designs By CK said...

You are ALWAYS such a sweet supporter Marie and I want you to know that I truly appreciate it!!!

Love & Hugs,
mE ((-:

Designs By CK said...

Thanks Steph! All I could think of walking thru was it would make a FABULOUS Halloween display with lighted JOL's everywhere! Ha!

Nice to hear from you!!!

XOXO

mE ((-'

The Frog Queen said...

Fabulous pictures. Wish I was there. Looks enchanting. Glad to hear you are having a good time.

Cheers!

Sonia ;) said...

Oh Chris the pictures are beautiful.....Thank you for sharing your trip.....I really enjoyed seeing them..

xoxoxoxo Sonia

Designs By CK said...

Thanks SO much Chris and glad you enjoyed the magical cavern pictures!

Hope this note finds you well and have a great rest of the week.

Chris :-)

Designs By CK said...

Thanks Sonia & a nice treat that you stopped by. I've missed you!

Have a great rest of the week.

SpOOky Hugs,
Chris :-)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Cool!!

Gothic Rose Antiques said...

Hi Chris,
thanks for stopping by... I see you've been cave dwelling, exciting! They look similar to Carlsbad Caverns which I went deep into a few years back, lots of bats, oh my....
I was just in PA, thought of you in MD, went hunting in Hagerstown, lots of antiques, we were so near yet so far.........
have a great weekend!
Crystal

Caroline said...

Great pics and it is a cool place! I always loved the eggs and it's been some time since I've been there even though I'm less than 2 hrs away ☺

Little Dollings by Brenda O. said...

ooo, creepy cool!! love these pics, Chris - thanks for sharing!

:)
Brenda

Designs By CK said...

Thanks Cathy!

Chris :-)

Designs By CK said...

Hi Crystal ~ I wished you would have let me know, I could have met up with you. Hagerstown is only 20 minutes from Frederick.

Glad you had a great time & nice to hear from you!

SpOOky Hugs,
Chris :-))

Designs By CK said...

Thanks Caroline!

Chris :-)

Designs By CK said...

Glad you enjoyed the cavern pics Brenda!

Chris :-))

Janell Berryman artist-owner said...

GREAT pics Chris! I am shocked that they let people throw money in the pool of water. ??? We have some great caves here in Oregon too. But I have never seen anything like the last pic you have here. That's pretty cool! Thanks for sharing :)

Designs By CK said...

Janell I thought the same thing with putting money in there...tacky! BUT the silver lining is that Luray donates the cash to local charities...so the money is well "spent!" '-)

XOXO

mE