This is Cliff Palace, a beautiful native ruin in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
This is on a swamp tour out on the Seminole Indian Reservation in Florida. I honestly have no idea what kind of animal that is, but I’m sure I will feel dumb when someone lets me know.
This is the Old Zuni Mission Church at the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico. No longer used as a catholic church, it is still a beautiful building. The murals inside are the most beautiful examples of southwest Native American art I have ever seen anywhere at any time. Unfortunately there were no photos allowed inside so you will have to visit yourself.
I had the wonderful experience of visiting and touring the Zuni Pueblo in western New Mexico. The Zuni people were some of the warmest and most welcoming people I have encountered anywhere in the world. This is a view out over their traditional mud brick ovens which they used to bake breads traditionally, but now will even do a Thanksgiving turkey in. The mesa in the background is Dowa Yalanne or Corn Mountain.
This is the last one I have from Taos Pueblo in New Mexico. I really thought this was a cool photo with the symmetry and color against the mountain backdrop.
Today: a closer look at Taos Pueblo shows us their traditional mud ovens, some ladders and a shade house on the left side. It was actually quite cool there when I visited.
I had not been to Taos Pueblo in quite a few years. It was really neat to be back and to visit this beautiful village again. This is an actual living village. People live and work inside of this 700 year old building. What a great day I had and got a few great shots while there.
This is one of my favorite buildings at Grand Canyon. Hopi House was designed by the great architect Mary Coulter.
This is the view of The Mittens in Monument Valley, Arizona right before sunset. Always breathtaking.
In Ancestral Puebloan culture, the kiva was believed to be the center of communal and ceremonial life. This one is at Spruce Tree House in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
This is Spruce Tree House, the best preserved cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
This is the amazing Cliff Palace, an Ancestral Puebloan village dating from around 1300AD. It is in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
This was a wonderful performance at the cultural center in Cortez, Colorado.
This formation is called The Totem Pole and stands stoically in Monument Valley on the Arizona/Utah border. It is a beautiful formation and a very few of you might recognize it from the climbing scenes in Clint Eastwood’s 1975 film The Eiger Sanction.
This is another shot of the breathtaking Havasu Falls near Supai, Arizona. The 9 mile hike to get here was definitely well worth it.
This is the main drag through the amazing little town of Supai, Arizona. The main village on the Havasupai Indian Reservation, Supai has a population of only 208 residents. There are no roads leading to Supai, you must either walk, fly or ride there.
The Valley was beautiful this evening from my viewpoint at Mitten View. This is Monument Valley Tribal Park on the Navajo Reservation on the Arizona/Utah border.
This is a great shot of a Navajo on horseback at John Ford’s Point in Monument Valley Tribal Park on the Arizona/Utah border.