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diberry
04-18-2005, 02:57 PM
Scattered around the pueblos of the Hotel Santa Fe guests discover numerous icons which link together to make 4 separate trails, each representing aspects of desert life.

Along the "Trail of Artefacts" guests discover a Saguaro cactus encased in a huge glass structure. The arms of the cactus are decorated with brightly coloured flowers but the shadows they cast are of human beings!!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/diberry/trails-saguarocactus320x240.jpg
and there is even a grounded flying saucer as in Roswell, New Mexico!.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/diberry/trail-flyingsaucer320x240.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/diberry/trail-flyingsaucer2320x213.jpg
There is also a very brightly coloured reminder of the dangers of life in the desert
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/diberry/trail-serpent280x417.jpg
and the wrecks of old cars abandoned along Route 66.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/diberry/trail-oldcars320x226.jpg

The "Trail of Water"
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/diberry/trail-water239x320.jpg
examines the importance of water in desert life. Beginning high on the tallest pueblo and cascading downwards. Guests can follow its journey as it fills streams and fountains
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/diberry/trail-water3320x240.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/diberry/trail-water2320x240.jpg

The “Trail of Monuments is symbolised by a bird (why?)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/diberry/trails-monument3320x240.jpg
and is supposed to be reminiscent of Monument Valley, a Navajo Tribal Park in Utah. (It pays to have a good imagination here!!)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/diberry/trail-monument2320x240.jpg

Finally on the “Trail of Legends” symbolised by the White Bison
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/diberry/trail-legends320x240.jpg
a volcano (again – why??)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/diberry/trail-volcano284x191.jpg
and a golden building (representing the Gold Rush)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/diberry/trail-gold320x240.jpg
remind guests of the legends of the Wild West.

There are more details (in French) on this site: http://membres.lycos.fr/disneylandparisguide/hotel_hsf_desc.php