This is Cliff Palace, a beautiful native ruin in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.
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 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.