Thursday, September 26, 2013

Real Or Robert E. Howard?

     This isn't a painting.
    Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is -- or so NPS claims -- as real as the bones of your skull.  Nevertheless, the landscapes are straight out of a Robert E. Howard novella and I expect a dour, muscular barbarian to come tromping over the horizon, sword in hand, in every photo. Or is it a scene from Edgar Rice Burroughs's Barsoom?  "'Ware Tharks!"

     The world is not only more wonderful than we imagine, it is more wonderful than we can imagine.


Dave H said...

Now there's a crossover I'd pay money to read - Conan and John Carter.

NotClauswitz said...

And the Barbarian might just be carrying this map.

Matthew said...

The Novarupta volcano in Katmai (1912) produced another odd landscape, the columns of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes and the dome rising from its crater like something hurled to earth from a dimension not our own.

Mike V. said...

Are those the towers of Helium I see in the far distance?