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Not So Big

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 19 August 2012 in Architecture.

I was struck by the fairly small size of these rooms. However, they were probably easy to heat and would have provided protection from animals. On the other hand, this particular room may have been for storage only. Since Walnut Creek is thought to have flowed only part of the year, the inhabitants may have stored a 100 day water supply in clay pots.

I am most impressed by the great location chosen which eliminated the need for a back wall and roof.

Walnut Canyon National Monument
Part of The Great American West series.

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid

19 Aug 2012 5:49am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Great series of an interesting place

19 Aug 2012 7:26am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

I think it is partly based on their relationship to the outside world and to themselves, but it is too complicated for me to develop my point of view in English...
I found this page http://www.univ-biskra.dz/courrierdusavoir/Revue_01/8-Meliouh.pdf in connection with this type of habitat. Unfortunately, it is in French. It also mentions the Pueblos.

19 Aug 2012 7:48am

Sahar from Tehran, Iran

It seems a comphort place for stay in night with "Him or Her" ...hahahaaaaaa :))))

19 Aug 2012 12:39pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

Very interesting go see the special rooms these people created. The "saved water" idea is logical. Fine shot.

19 Aug 2012 2:53pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Interesting place and information. Great shot. :)

19 Aug 2012 3:01pm

alex centrella from California, United States

wow..cool place to visit . .

19 Aug 2012 4:47pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

These people really knew how to take advantage of what nature had to offer ... Another great shot of this interesting series !!!

19 Aug 2012 5:05pm

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

I'm thanking my lucky stars that I live in a time and place where survival is not dependent on my ability to haul pots of water up a steep ravine! I guess they didn't have photoblogs back then either!

19 Aug 2012 5:56pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Good color

19 Aug 2012 6:36pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

i love this ancient architecture. great textures

19 Aug 2012 6:57pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Another beautiful view of this interesting location ! Have a lovely sunday :)

19 Aug 2012 7:05pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Interesting image!

19 Aug 2012 7:49pm

franz from Baden, Austria

love the colours and tones in these ancient walls ...

19 Aug 2012 7:51pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The textures and colors are just beautiful in this image.

19 Aug 2012 7:55pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice capture, seems pretty ample for me..

19 Aug 2012 9:14pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

They knew their stuff about building, an interesting shot and location

19 Aug 2012 9:30pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Very beautiful photo, interesting site !~

19 Aug 2012 10:34pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Amazing stone structure, beautiful textures!

19 Aug 2012 10:48pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent!

19 Aug 2012 11:07pm

Z from Shanghai, China

A nice shot. Beautiful light

19 Aug 2012 11:19pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Encore une mervielle quel rendu sur les pierres quelle compo.
amitié

20 Aug 2012 3:56am

Evelyne from Louvemont, France

Bonjour Steve, j'ai regardé les photos jusqu'à Walnut Kanyon et...c'est magnifique ! Superbe découverte.

20 Aug 2012 4:26am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

I've enjoyed this series.

21 Aug 2012 3:05am