Ruinas arqueológicas de los indios "Pueblo", bautizados así por exploradores españoles del siglo XVI. Parque Nacional de MESA VERDE (Colorado - EE.UU. / USA) ----------- When Spanish Explorers of the 16th century first established contact with local population, this and other ruins had long been abandoned by the ancestors of Navajo, Ute and other tribes of Native Americans.
They were named "Pueblo" by the Spaniards for their resemblances to their own towns or "pueblos".
How many people just get up on Monday and do the same thing they've done every single Monday - go to work and just turn on route automatic and no longer have any meaning in their life? - Erwin McManus American Author Fire ripped through this section of Mess Verde in New Mexico. Summer Trip 2017 photo by me. Don’t waste it. Don’t sit on the sidelines. Breath it, drink it, and remember to look at life. I love this shot. #blackandwhite#monochromatic#tree#fire#mesaverdenationalpark@mesaverdenps#lifelessonslearned
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Catching up on some vacation photos. I love when travels allow visitation to petroglyph sites. We arrived at Mesa Verde NP later than I’d liked, so without any dwellings to visit, we set off on the Petroglyph Point Trail which was more challenging than I probably should have embarked upon, but it’s petroglyphs!! The trail is narrow and requires nimble navigation, but has beautiful canyon views throughout. Although many sites have similar drawings reflective of communication at that time, the large hand prints and what looks like love birds were new to me. The evening sun threw strong shadows, limiting my abilities of capturing wider angles. What I usually think about is what drew these peoples to these particular locations and how hard they had to work to simply survive #mesaverdenationalpark#petroglyphs#petroglyphpoint#findyourpark#beoutside#nationalparkgeek#hikes#history
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to go on an after hours, private, moon rise tour of Balcony House at Mesa Verde. So. Super. Cool! Involved climbing a 32ft ladder to reach the dwellings, crawling through a 12ft long/18inch wide tunnel, and then another 60ft of wicked steep ladders and stone steps to exit. Truly in awe of the people who made these cliffs home. 📍Ancestral Puebloans
These people were architectural geniuses. And they didn’t even have pencils and paper to jot down their calculations. ~~~~~
Also, when the rangers say, “Don’t touch the pueblos,” what they mean is, “Please don’t turn the circa-thirteenth-century hand-built, remarkably preserved and irreplaceable piece of history black with your grimy, oily hands.” #mesaverdenationalpark