About ashlynelaine

I'm currently a senior at the University of Montevallo about to enter my last two semesters of college. I'm also about to really dig into who I am as an artist so I'm going to share my journey on this blog.

The Experience: Man-made Italy vs. Natural National Parks

I’ve been thinking about what to write about for my free article and
I decided on something pretty simple. In my early teen years I was
lucky enough to go on a trip with my grandparents and I traveled all over
the western United States. While on this trip I went to several national parks
including Yosemite, Glacier, and Yellowstone, as well as many other landmarks.
I can remember the feeling of what it was like to be in the parks, it was like
this awe-inspiring experience and I remember just being blown away by it. I feel like
It’s basically instilled in people that you should have that kind of feeling when
seeing ‘old faithful’ or many of the amazing things preserved in our national parks,
but as we discussed in class, is it really ‘wilderness’? or is it just a manmade
illusion, we’re taught to think of as wilderness? I like to think of America’s
national parks as our version of history, like a real-life museum. It’s something
our country is proud of and it’s become a part of our history the same way that
the cathedrals have become a part of most of Europe’s history.

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