It forms a towering mass of granite about 3000 ft.
The towering, slender man was looking over a list with a frown.
The village of Ouray lay snuggled at the terminus of a long valley, wrapped in a box canyon by the towering San Juans to the east, west and south.
Walled in by towering rocks and watered by a perennial stream, Petra not only possessed the advantages of a fortress but controlled the main commercial routes which passed through it to Gaza in the west, to Bostra and Damascus in the north, to Elath and Leuce Come on the Red Sea, and across the desert to the Persian Gulf.
"We started with Asia last time," Kiki snapped, oriental features and towering height marking his mixed breeding.
She stared at the towering man with red eyes, not sensing him at all.
They were unable to stand against the coldness of the king, against the hostility of the powerful and selfish faction of Bedford Whigs, and, above all, against the towering predominance of William Pitt.
Alone, or in groups, or in long aisles, towering above the plantations or its fellow trees of the forest, its beautiful crest dominates every landscape.
Massive, towering roofs, which impart an air of stateliness even to a wooden building and yet, by their graceful curves, avoid any suggestion of ponderosity, were still confined to Buddhist edifices.
He led her to the uppermost floor of the castle, to a hallway with magnificent views of a green valley with towering trees.
Jenn demanded, stepping between the women and the towering vamp.
The town of Ouray rests at the boxed-in end of the narrowing Uncompahgre Valley, which spreads from the towering San Juan Mountains in roughly a northwest direction, dropping elevation as the valley gradually widens.
She is described as a large woman, towering above all the cavaliers of her court, but very well shaped for her size, easy and graceful in her person, of a majestic bearing, but with an awfulness in her countenance which revolted those who disliked her.
She dozed in the car during the forty-five-minute drive into northern Virginia, where her sister's fiancé owned a mansion secreted behind towering shrubbery and a gate that swung open to welcome her.
They climbed a set of wide, sweeping stone stairs that led up to the building, past towering columns, and into an airy chamber without a ceiling.
The name of Kutb is preserved in the minar, or pillar of victory, which still stands amid the ruins of ancient Delhi, towering high above all later structures.
female figures, the artists trust more and more to swelling breasts and towering chignons, and load the neck with constantly accumulating jewels.
high, and one peak towering to the height of 1089 ft.
high - Giant's Castle, Champagne Castle or Cathkin Peak and Mont aux Sources - towering high above the general level.
In the Torridon district they can be seen towering bed above bed to a height of about 4000 ft., but they must be at least Io,000 ft.
The cabal or clique which attacked the Cid had no effect whatever on the judgment of the public. All his subsequent masterpieces were received with the same ungrudging applause, and the rising star of Racine, even in conjunction with the manifest inferiority of Corneille's last five or six plays, with difficulty prevailed against the older poet's towering reputation.
above the sea, and intersected by wild, stony and partly snow-clad mountains, towering another 4000 to 7000 ft.
Entertained by her pep talk with the flowers, Deidre reached her towering apartment building a short time later and paused to collect the mail.
The stalls, especially the towering corner-stalls with their ornate carving filled with figures, in Amiens Cathedral are very fine; they date from 1508-1520.
He crossed his arms, dark gaze hard, towering in the bedroom that suddenly felt too small for her.
But although the crests of its component ranges reach altitudes of 21,500 to 22,000 ft., they are not as a rule overtopped by individual peaks of commanding and towering elevation, as the Himalayas are, but run on the whole tolerably uniform and relatively at little greater altitude than the lofty valleys which separate them one from another.
Romas was a towering example of male perfection: blond with golden skin and bright blue eyes, a chiseled face and buff body, and tall.
She doubted she'd ever get used to his towering size or strength.
Much of the ruggedness and beauty of the mountains is due to the erosive action of many alpine glaciers that once existed on the higher summits, and which have left behind their evidences in valleys and amphitheatres with towering walls, polished rock-expanses, glacial lakes and meadows and tumbling waterfalls.
The svelte model wore towering boots and a one- piece cat suit that left nothing to the imagination.
The view across the hills to Kinchinjunga discloses a glittering white wall of perpetual snow, surrounded by towering masses of granite.
Just eight years later its fabric was complete, and June 1903 saw both the Cardinal's Requiem Mass and Elgar's first London performance of "The Dream of Gerontius" held in its towering nave.
The buttes - bare, pyramidal or conical, flat-topped, precipitous hills, and often fantastic, towering pinnacles - are rather widely distributed through the foot-hill region.
They were all three bioengineered soldiers, thick-bodied and towering over her.
From Dan's whiplike body to Brady's feline-like musculature to the stranger's towering frame, there was no mistaking them for normal soldiers.
But the strength of the kingdom lay less perhaps in the army than in the magnificent fortresses which the nobility, and especially the two orders, had built; and the most visible relic of the crusades to-day is the towering ruins of a fortress like Krak (Kerak) des Chevaliers, the fortress of the Knights of St John in the principality of Tripoli.
above the Elbe), where in times of war Saxony has more than once stored her national purse for security, and the pinnacled rocky wall of the Bastei, towering 650 ft.
It was a warm late afternoon as I stood out on the sidewalk and looked up at the six massive columns towering above another busy and impressive train station.
She patted the pocket in her skirt containing the paper on which Jule had scribbled down the phone number of the towering man before her.
Death was a dark, towering, muscular figure in the living area of her apartment, clothed in black and wearing an expression that mirrored what she felt.
World class vistas, trickling silver rivers of high snow melt-off, sky as blue as a queen's velvet robe, and the green and grey of forest and rock towering in every direction—all went unseen.
Ashley exclaimed, darting around the towering vampire.
abideempty towering stone church, swept clear of all ornament, pure and empty, with nothing abiding there.
As the boat came abreast of the towering rock, some members of the crew loaded and ran out a small brass cannon.
But in the field of music education, KodÃ¡ly is a towering figure, hugely admired all over the globe.
Jones ' guitar lines switch from delicate arpeggio one minute to towering riff the next.
We saw towering tabular bergs around the ship being battered by the waves.
So far, not exactly a towering tribute to stakeholder capitalism, is it?
cascade are towering peaks, cascading waterfalls and lush forests carpeted with ferns.
The towering medieval cathedrals were in fact heaps of stone without any significant tensile stresses.
Inside these towering properties, smoking cauldrons of yak butter tea are tended by women with ruddy cheeks scorched by the elements.
He's out there on a bay surrounded by towering cliffs, striking two pebbles together.
Later in the afternoon into the evening the sky cleared over most of the island leaving towering cumulus over the mainland mountains.
Over the hills towering cumulus started to shoot up in rows.
dominate the landscape, with the remains of the rose window towering above the inn opposite.
Our suite at the Riad Maria looked onto towering dunes of an improbable reddish hue.
edge of a towering cliff.
Step into the Gardens ' towering glass rotunda and you're immediately enveloped in the steamy heat of a tropical paradise.
Eliza expresses her own towering exaltation in I Could Have Danced All Night.
Here, beneath the towering 8th century peel tower King Malcolm gave fealty to the English king, William the Conqueror.
flinga towering passion he rushed back, flung open the door.
No towering gothic castle either, nor ivory tower, nor writer's garret.
The results are towering remote-controlled golems in the image of our favorite sorceresses!
good gosh, Fiona; to what sort of towering standards are you subjecting these poor people?
Toward the north appears the range of the Sidlaw hills, with the Grampians in the distance towering above them in majestic grandeur.
A towering header, said Gulliver, and even the watching Ally Graham was impressed.
It was a very tall species, towering above other hominids alive at the time especially the stumpy Homo habilis.
Through towering hills proud men shall ride No horse or ass move by his side.
Her remains were discovered on the first floor of the four-storey landmark building which had caught fire and become WhitehavenÃ¢s own towering inferno.
Some defenders of the official story have claimed that the fires were indeed very big, turning the buildings into " towering infernos.
Meanwhile the man responsible for this waste is showing off his towering intellect.
These spectacular ruins dominate the landscape, with the remains of the rose window towering above the inn opposite.
There were no towering columns of spume, no anglers clinging like shipwrecked mariners to the rocks.
marking the first anniversary of the September 11 attacks called " A towering day in history " .
By day three we were in the modest town of Douentza after a magical afternoon bus ride through towering mesas and unlikely sandstone pinnacles.
The venue was a delight, wooden cabins in a pine forest with a nearby lake and towering snow-capped mountains in the distance.
ocean liner towering over Soho.
overlooked by the towering castle.
pall of darkness grew around him, he slowly lifted his head to see a flock of sheep towering over him.
A grandly towering fusion of jazz funk, eccentric samples and lush vocals nailed to a chassis of crackling grooves and pounding percussion.
Enjoy everything from incredible mountain views to towering skyscrapers.
Hell's been done many times in computer games, but fighting elite angels among beautiful towering spires could be cool.
Then there's the Cathedral itself, a towering gothic beauty boasting the tallest spire in France.
The fronds of towering palm trees jostle for position above the medieval ramparts where nesting storks colonize each vacant turret.
towering above the city atop an extinct volcano.
towering above the waters of the docks.
towering above all others is the village of San Gimignano, which sits serenely on a hill overlooking the Elsa Valley.
towering over the rest of the island.
towering over the city.
towering over the valley.
towering over the mountains.
Each had a huge church towering above all else.
Plus an imposing castle towering above wide sandy beaches.
Its combination of unspoiled wilderness, glimmering glaciers, towering mountains, and quaint waterfront communities, make it a dream vacation destination for cruisers of all ages.
Alaska last minute cruises are your ticket to view some of America's most awe-inspiring sights, from glimmering glaciers and rich forests to towering mountains and exotic wildlife, at drastically reduced prices.
Alaska's famed Inside Passage is a stunning narrow waterway nestled between towering mountains, quaint waterfront communities, and the Pacific Ocean.
You'll not only get a better shot, you're more likely to capture some of that personality you love so much because your pet will feel more comfortable when you're not towering over him.
The leaves of this Day Lily were overhanging the banks of the stream, intermingled with the Fern fronds, while the flower-heads, tall and straight, were towering upwards.
B. superbus, a magnificent plant with towering spikes of yellow flowers, are notable varieties.
They can range from small landscape plant to majestic, towering trees reaching 100 feet tall or more.
Snapdragons are available in a wide range of sizes and colors ranging from dwarf snapdragon plants only inches tall to towering garden monsters that need staking to remain upright.
Flower favorites include sunflower mixes with huge, towering varieties great for gardening with kids and interesting white-flowered zinnias.
When Kratos arrives he finds the city close to total destruction, and there, in the middle of all the carnage, is Aries towering higher than the tallest buildings, ravaging what is left of the people.
Enjoy this unusual game where your opponents are towering over you like a mouse to an elephant.
Cities - Towering buildings and manmade structures require feng shui cures.
You can find delicate feather trees, artificial Christmas trees, pre-lit life-like trees, and towering live spruces or firs.
Neither young man noticed the towering dark shadow that rose from behind the tombstone until it was too late.
The quiet country roads and isolated highways, such as U.S. 101, provide visitors a taste of towering forests and rolling hills.
Tucked away within the towering redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains sits the Brookdale Lodge.
While the towering stilettos from the likes of Valentinoand Manolo Blahnik Shoes seem to be designed more for style than functionality, it doesn't have to be that way.
The shoes found in her most recent collection, then, have Jessica's personality stamped all over them, with Daisy Duke style cowboy boots, strappy sandals and towering stilettos.
For a shoe that has both a current and retro vibe, check out the strappy sandal at Magic Makers, which features a deep red upper and Lucite heels in a towering six inches.
Pinup Girl Clothing sells Lolita shoes with towering heels and jeweled accents that are not your average shoe.
Perfectly capturing the modern trend of vampy high heels, the Miss Sixty Clara is a towering three and three-quarter inches.
Surrounded by majestic towering mountains and the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez, this spectacular spa setting creates an enchanting environment that is truly unprecedented.
The rustic ambience is magical, with cattle antlers on the rafters, cowboy saddles on the walls, and an enormous deer horn chandelier towering above it all.
Completed in 1825, the towering structure offers breathtaking views of Charleston Harbor.
Towering high above the ground fans are packed into the vast stadium and sport banners in support of their favorite players the likes of which you've never seen before.
Jones provides the deep, resonant voice, while Prowse's intimidating size gives towering bulk to the black caped figure.
Feast on a towering stack of buttermilk or buckwheat pancakes topped with hot blueberries, apples or strawberries.
The park is full of towering cedar, hemlock and fir trees that give park-goers a tranquil surrounding.
In the Kalta-alaghan, which is the culminating range of this part of the Kuen-lun, and is overtopped by towering, snow-clad peaks, the passes climb to considerably higher altitudes, namely, 14,560, 1 4,47 0, 1 4,43 0 and 14,190 ft., while the pass of Avraz-davan ascends to 15,700 ft.
He had no influence in Italy; in Burgundy he could neither stop Duke Philip the Good from adding Luxemburg to his possessions, nor check the towering ambition of Charles the Bold; while after the death of Charles in 1477 he was equally unable to prevent the king 01
By highway, the journey was fifty miles—ten miles north to Ridgway, then westerly to Placerville and then back toward the southeast, all necessary to circumnavigate fourteen-thousand foot Mount Sneffles and its towering neighbors.
Satisfied, Rhyn rose, towering over the tiny woman with flaxen hair.
Secondly, to the west of this mountain wilderness, stretching upwards from the sea in a wedge form between the Brahui highlands and the group of towering peaks which enclose the Hingol river and abut on the sea at Malan, are the alluvial flats and delta of the Purali, forming the little province of Las Bela, the home of the Las Rajput.
While there remained much of the afternoon, the shortened days of winter dipped the sun below the towering mountains as the tired couple finished the loop, returned to their jeep and left for home.
World Wide Insurance Company was in the heart of Philadelphia, occupying a towering structure that glared down on city hall and a thousand tired buildings, many dating back to the horse-drawn carriage days.
It was a long night, but a nice night; certainly not a night with an adequate allotment of sleep—not with the naked body of beautiful Betty from Boise beside him and a world gone topsy-turvy, and wondering lord knows what lay ahead in the towering mountains that surrounded them.
The towering, muscular man who held her until she fell asleep every night and made love to her as if she was the only woman he'd ever known was no more.
in height; the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas (8 m.) above Canyon City, with granite walls towering 2600 ft.
Its spaciousness and free rural aspect, its old graveyards and towering elms, its great university, its cultivated society and its vicinity to humane, substantial, busy Boston, were all attractions for such a man.
Damian never imagined her protector might be the towering vamp before him.
wall, straight and rigid, towering above all surrounding hills, from the mass of mountains which overlook Kabul on the south-east to the frontiers of India, and preserving a strike which - being more or less perpendicular to the border line - is in strange contrast to the usual conformation of frontier ridge and valley.
World class vistas, trickling silver rivers of high snow melt-off, sky as blue as a queen's velvet robe, and the green and grey of forest and rock towering in every directionâ€”all went unseen.
She dozed in the car during the forty-five-minute drive into northern Virginia, where her sister's fiancÃ© owned a mansion secreted behind towering shrubbery and a gate that swung open to welcome her.
He.d expected some towering monstrosity from the legendary demon who challenged the Dark One.
Gladys Turnbull was walking the town, trying to glean inspiration from the towering mountains to better describe some celestial landscape.
By highway, the journey was fifty milesâ€”ten miles north to Ridgway, then westerly to Placerville and then back toward the southeast, all necessary to circumnavigate fourteen-thousand foot Mount Sneffles and its towering neighbors.
It was a long night, but a nice night; certainly not a night with an adequate allotment of sleepâ€”not with the naked body of beautiful Betty from Boise beside him and a world gone topsy-turvy, and wondering lord knows what lay ahead in the towering mountains that surrounded them.
towering cliffs all around, the scenery was pretty dramatic to say the least.
towering cumulus started to shoot up in rows.
towering spires could be cool.
In 1850 German botanist William Hillebrand purchased five acres of land from Queen Kalama and planted the trees now towering in its center.
The rest of us could rely on nothing but whispered rumor, adding to an already towering myth.
The great telescope was suspended on a gigantic frame and could be seen towering above the Slough town center.
At a loss, he stood towering over Duva trying to look menacing.
towering in the distance.
Enter Nanny Mcphee, a towering figure with course gray hair, hairy warts and tombstone teeth.
Towering eucalyptus, graceful pepper trees, tropic palms, rubber trees, giant bananas, yuccas and a wonderful growth of roses, heliotrope, calla lilies in hedges, orange trees, jasmine, giant geraniums and other flowers beautify the city throughout the year.
Hell 's been done many times in computer games, but fighting elite angels among beautiful towering spires could be cool.
Then there 's the Cathedral itself, a towering gothic beauty boasting the tallest spire in France.
Forest Lodge Phinda Private Game Reserve 16 stilted glass chalets hover between the forest floor below and towering torchwood trees above.
Edinburgh is a walker 's paradise, with the impressive castle towering above the city atop an extinct volcano.
From afar, the two buildings offer the approaching visitor an impressive vista: two gleaming structures towering above the waters of the docks.
Literally towering above all others is the village of San Gimignano, which sits serenely on a hill overlooking the Elsa Valley.
Resorts & Excursions Mdina Mdina is perched on a high plateau towering over the rest of the island.
By now you must have seen the Norwich Union Yorkshire Wheel towering over the city.
Always a quality trip with Ben Nevis towering over the valley.
The afternoon was sunny for a while but cumulus clouds were towering over the mountains.
With huge towering cliffs all around, the scenery was pretty dramatic to say the least.
His voice was at its strongest in years taking ' Lips Like Sugar '; to towering peaks.
Downtown Chamonix, with Mont-Blanc towering in the distance.
Situated in Norway 's mild southern regions, the Western Fjords present a stunning mix of towering peaks, verdant meadows and traditional architecture.
Towering red rocks formed into arches are a very notable part of Utah's geology.
Large towering condos that range in height from four-feet-nine inches to six-feet-five inches.
The scenery of Tuscany is dominated by terracotta tile roofs, fields of lavender or sunflowers, and towering cypress trees.
Diners won't find rich pastries or towering chocolate creations at the end of a Thai meal.
The Museum of Natural History features a towering elephant and a tyrannosaurus rex along with all sorts of prehistoric creatures.
The towering fountains and circular wall pay tribute to both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters and each tower has the name of a state chiseled into the face.
The Baja California peninsula is a diverse Mexican oasis with towering mountains, tropical forests, oceanfront deserts, and of course some of the most fabulous beaches in Mexico.
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