Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Loretto Chapel is a former Catholic church that is now used as a museum and wedding chapel. It is known for its unusual helix shaped spiral staircase, which according to the legend, it was built by St. Joseph himself. In 1872 it was commissioned by the Bishop of the Santa Fe Archdiocese. Here you can read about this particular story. Thanks to Rebecca.

Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico


Goblin Valley State Park, Utah, US

Goblin Valley State Park, Utah, US

Goblin Valley State Park is located in Utah. Its primary feature is its thousands of hoodoos, which are formations of mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles. Hiking is permitted in the park. During the day, temperatures can be high but normally it drops down so it gets cool at night.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. The border between Tennessee and North Carolina runs northeast to southwest through the centerline of the park. It is the most visited national park in the United States. Thanks to Renee!