Death Valley Scorpio place, star scapes landscapes painting and film

Badwater, Death Valley by Napoleon Brousseau 1998


Death Valley sounds like a Scorpio Goth place. It  is a beautiful awe inspiring place. My husband Napoleon Brousseau turned me onto it. He used to go quite often and camp before it was a National Park. The landscape is varied, with names like “Devil‘s Cornfield.” There are mesmerizing salt flats, feels like you are walking on the Moon. Surprisingly there is also water and a species of tiny fish that thrive in the super salinated waters.

Death Valley is a misnomer- it was intended to keep prospectors away as it was believed there was gold there. There is a lot of silver and abandoned silver mines litter the valley. Borax- you know 20 mule train borax– was mined from Death Valley. It is a flame retardant and cleanser. Nowadays there are modern hotels, date palms and lotsof tourists. The night skies are amazing as no inerfering city lights.
For an artists view of Death Valley- see Napoleon’s contemporary landscapes at http://www.napob.com
Zabriski Point- Painting by Napoleon Brousseau

and also this wonderful film.


Behind the lens: Star trail time-lapse over Death Valley

 

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