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Location, Location, Location

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 29 August 2012 in Architecture.

Being built in this alcove high on the cliff, the pueblo was safe from enemies and the weather. When the sun was high in the sky in summer, the pueblo was shaded. In the winter, when the sun was lower, the place was warmed by its rays. A water source, Beaver Creek, runs nearby. Location mattered as much, if not more, then as now.

Montezuma Castle National Monument
Part of The Great American West series.

PATRICK from miramas, France

another very great capture

29 Aug 2012 5:52am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Collé dans la roche quelle iamge superbe captage et compo.

29 Aug 2012 6:09am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Looks to have some firm foundations, too.

29 Aug 2012 6:21am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

thanks for all your details - very interesting

29 Aug 2012 6:57am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom


29 Aug 2012 7:03am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb way to fill the frame. A remarkable structure that looks like it will survive as long as the cliff face itself.

29 Aug 2012 8:12am

Lucie Pao (By PegM) from ~ ici ou là ~, France

amazing place ! Incredible shot too !

29 Aug 2012 8:46am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Splendid ancient building. Thanks for the explanation.

29 Aug 2012 9:13am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Nice framing

29 Aug 2012 9:51am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb framing and light!

29 Aug 2012 10:02am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Location is everything, we really could learn more from that :-)

29 Aug 2012 10:25am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Well, it's certainly got location above all else. What a marvelous place!

29 Aug 2012 1:26pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Really captured lots of detail

29 Aug 2012 2:41pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this well designed home. I liked your explanation of the warming and cooling effects of its location relative to the sun.

29 Aug 2012 2:50pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Really not easy to reach !! Superb photo !

29 Aug 2012 3:38pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Magnificent text and information Steve - and just a marvelous image, here - beautifully-composed!

29 Aug 2012 4:23pm

Irene from L C, France

Beautiful shot with fine details !

29 Aug 2012 4:25pm

franz from Baden, Austria

ingenious architects, those ancients! but where did they park their cars ?
(i'm asking this deliberately, though it's not silly tuesday, because this is the type of question one hears from tourists .... ;-))

29 Aug 2012 5:45pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Lovely warm colours in this shot Steve! Yes, then as now, location is everything! ;-)

29 Aug 2012 6:27pm

Kiki from Ambert, Auvergne, France

A troglodyte housing environment! Magnificent! We have also in France among which certain recent and inhabited. I like these journeys through your images Steve ! thanks:)

29 Aug 2012 8:32pm

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

ANother excellent shot of this amazing place.

29 Aug 2012 8:44pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

These ancient people were smarter than we think , they really knew how to protect themselves from nature and enemies ... This place is really amazing !!! Great shot ...

29 Aug 2012 11:21pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful combination of textures, great information on this amazing pueblo ~ great photo!

29 Aug 2012 11:34pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine close-up

30 Aug 2012 2:52am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Great shot of a very ambitious construction site!

30 Aug 2012 4:52am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

yeah, i can imagine that this'd be easy to defend from attackers.. :) nice shot!

30 Aug 2012 4:23pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Another excellent image. Interesting information. Thanks. :)

31 Aug 2012 1:02pm