Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mesa Verde

Mixed emotions of the history between land and life lived among the cliffs by the Puebloan people.  On one hand the masonry alone is admirable as you walk amongst dwellings that have existed for hundreds of years.  On the other, the reasons for which these people retreated to the cliffs in the first place and later mysteriously migrated, leaves many questions.  A very unique visit, filled with bright stars and kind people.  A spiritual place we won't soon forget.

Spruce Tree House

Entrance to Kiva

Inside Kiva
(important underground ceremonial gathering places)

Cliff Palace
(had 150 rooms, 23 kivas, and a population @ 100)

...a wild herd bids us farewell...

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