Puye Cliff Dwellings

By: rjvesper

Oct 04 2010

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Category: Light, on the subject of art

1 Comment

Focal Length:55mm
Shutter:1/0 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.


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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