Nacionalni park Veliki Kanjon, SAD – Grand Canyon National Park, USA

The Grand Canyon is amazing. Vivaldi translation of introduction: Observing the abyss of the Grand Canyon for the first time, naturalist Donald Carlos Pitty said that he was aware of the presence of God’s will in this place, and the writer J. B. Priestley described the meandering of the Colorado River between huge rock walls as the “Terrible Court of Nature.” Both of these observations – used by lay people to explain the majesty of the Grand Canyon – date back to the end of the 19th century, when America was just discovering its natural beauty. Until then, the expanses of the Wild West were preferred as a territory to be conquered and whose natural resources to be depleted. Whites have known about the Grand Canyon for centuries, since 1540 when it was discovered by Spanish Captain Garcia Lopez de Cardenas, when he was sent north by the Viceroy of Mexico to find Chibola, one of the seven legendary golden cities. But with such an ambitious order, he could only be disappointed when he arrived in the Grand Canyon.

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Posmatrajući prvi put bezdan Velikog Kanjona prirodnjak Donald Karlos Piti, rekao je da je svjestan prisustva božje volje na ovom mjestu, a pisac Dž. B. Pristli opisao je vijuganje rijeke Kolorado između ogromnih stjenovitih zidova kao “Strašni sud prirode”. Oba ova zapažanja – kojim pribjegavaju svjetovnjaci kako bi objasnili veličanstvenost Velikog Kanjona – vode porijeklo s kraja XIX vijeka, kada je Amerika tek otkrivala prirodnu ljepotu. Dotad su prostranstva Divljeg zapada radije posmatrana kao teritorija koju treba osvojiti i čija prirodna bogatstva treba iscrpiti. Bijelci su za Veliki kanjon znali vijekovima, još od 1540. godine kada ga je otkrio španski kapetan Garsija Lopez de Kardenas, koga je na sjever poslao vicekralj Meksika da pronađe Čibolu, jedan od sedam legendarnih zlatnih gradova. Ali, s tako ambicioznim nalogom, on je mogao samo da se razočara pri dolasku u Veliki kanjon.

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