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Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde, Colorado

building their communities under cliffs clearly offered the residents shelter from both weather and enemies..the round structure in the foreground is a kiva, apparently used for meetings of a ceremonial nature

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janescottcumming06-Nov-2012 03:45
I was wondering what the round structures were used for. Love how you composed this shot with the cliff swooping down and protecting the homes. Terrific. V
veraferia01-Nov-2012 13:17
Fascinating place! V
Steve Morris01-Nov-2012 12:28
Superbly composed David! Sadly they needed more than cliffs to keep the European invaders out!!BV
Marcia Colelli01-Nov-2012 10:14
Great perspective and composition. Very interesting place V
larose forest photos01-Nov-2012 02:56
I have always found this site mesmerizing. Your image shows the enchantment of the site well. V
Mairéad31-Oct-2012 23:31
A wise place to build.
Chris Spracklen31-Oct-2012 22:20
Nice angle and composition, David.
Brian Samuel31-Oct-2012 22:05
You wouldnt want to re-roof it :0)
Karen Stuebing31-Oct-2012 21:29
This place is so interesting. Another wonderful capture of the ancient architecture. V.
Colin Storey31-Oct-2012 20:40
Very well composed image of these impressive living arrangements. v
Apostolos Tikopoulos31-Oct-2012 20:23
Excellent image and presentation/ V.
marie-jose wolff31-Oct-2012 18:36
stunning, it looks like a medieval architecture! V
bill friedlander31-Oct-2012 15:57
Fascinating on different levels, from the architecture to the location. Great view, David! V
Jim Coffman31-Oct-2012 14:50
These old dwellings are very fascinating to me. Nicely captured,David !
zyziza31-Oct-2012 14:41
Extraorinary place! Well shoted! BV!
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