Puye Cliff Dwellings

By: rjvesper

Oct 04 2010

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Category: Light, on the subject of art

1 Comment

Aperture:f/10
Focal Length:55mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/400 sec
Camera:NIKON D5000

 Brilliant sunlight and clear skies, hide architectural genius in plain sight, at-a-distance.  Before you reach the 7000 ft mesa top, you come to dwellings sculpted into the cliff face.  Living above the desert floor, these cliff-dwellers recorded their history and left us their art in pictographs and petroglyphs.  Using sturdy ladders and carved steps, a series of rooms and caves dating from 1200 AD, allow a glimpse at ancient penthouse living.

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One comment on “Puye Cliff Dwellings”

  1. Brilliant colors and skies indeed! Makes you wonder, how they lived like this. And why. Lovely image.


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