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Alcove House

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 27 February 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Further along Frijoles Creek, you come to this place high up on the canyon wall. Let your eye follow the ladders and people up to that dark hole. That's where we are headed.

Bandelier National Monument
Part of The Great American West series.

Jojigirl from Badian, Philippines

Wow! would love to see this place!

27 Feb 2013 5:08am

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

Nature's greatness, beautiful landscape. I love this shot !

27 Feb 2013 6:05am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Awesome place, great photo-work:)

27 Feb 2013 6:10am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I'm sure there are lots of interesting places.

27 Feb 2013 6:36am

PATRICK from miramas, France

magnific capture

27 Feb 2013 6:36am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice capture

27 Feb 2013 7:03am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Such an incredible place to explore, and a superb image Steve

27 Feb 2013 7:28am

Devi from Chennai, India

Fantastic expedition this !!! And beautiful pictures !!!

27 Feb 2013 7:30am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Neat, I can't wait to see what is there!

27 Feb 2013 7:31am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Amazing sense of scale

27 Feb 2013 8:01am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

This is a sportive visit !!!

27 Feb 2013 9:50am

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

An incredible place to visited

27 Feb 2013 10:16am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Ils étaient bien protégés ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

27 Feb 2013 10:26am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb place ! And very impressiv ! Beautiful picture .

27 Feb 2013 10:31am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

This POV makes it look very steep. How did they get up there?

27 Feb 2013 11:01am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

What a place ! But not easy to visit... :-)

27 Feb 2013 11:10am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great perspective and composition.

27 Feb 2013 11:36am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Always great to see people in these type of landscapes !

27 Feb 2013 11:39am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

That's a dangerous climb - I wouldn't like to risk it. Fantastic terrain.

27 Feb 2013 11:58am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, that looks like quite the climb. The people really give us a perspective here.

27 Feb 2013 12:28pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Incredible sense of scale - it is like a natural rock castle.

27 Feb 2013 1:07pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

It is a site made for the sportsmen!:) Beautiful place!

27 Feb 2013 1:49pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Definitely not for the faint of heart! Nicely captured Steve! ;-)

27 Feb 2013 2:16pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Il en faut pas avoir le vertige pour y grimper quelle vue la falaise et ces échelles.
Belle journée

27 Feb 2013 2:22pm

Marie-Line from Lille, France

Amazing place!

27 Feb 2013 2:27pm

jean pierre from paris, France

quel bel endroit!!! amitié

27 Feb 2013 3:40pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing place. Nicely captured. :)

27 Feb 2013 4:06pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very nicely framed with that tree in the foreground. impressive though these buildings are, getting to and into them must have been quite a challenge ...

27 Feb 2013 4:27pm

Irene from L C, France

Une visite touristique très sportive ! Vraiment très intéressant !

27 Feb 2013 5:09pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

must've been quite a hike going around this place, nice shot!

27 Feb 2013 5:31pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Wonderful and beautiful capture!

27 Feb 2013 6:22pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Glad there are people in your shot to give me an idea of the magnitude of this place.

27 Feb 2013 6:32pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

I like this "setting" shot of the laboriously way to getting to the house. Nice one.

27 Feb 2013 6:40pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

es impresionante , la toma fotografica . ahora me dejas la duda de hacia donde conduce la escalera , pienso que tendremos que esperar a la proxima foto . un beso muy grande . ALejandra

27 Feb 2013 7:21pm

@AMH: Deje que su ojo sigue las escaleras y la gente hasta ese agujero oscuro. Ahí es donde nos dirigimos.

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A spectacular trek! Excellent image!

27 Feb 2013 7:29pm

helys from Paris, France

Such an amazing treck
Great lighting and details

27 Feb 2013 7:48pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Belle escalade !

27 Feb 2013 8:05pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I don't know where I have been, Steve - I can't believe I have missed so many of your images - Longhouse I, Petroglyphs, Longhouse 2 etc...They are really fantastic...This one is magnificent and I am still wondering if I would or could make it up those ladders - not so much the physicak but the mental...I guess I will have to make the decision when we go. I know Mrs J probably would not do it so I may have to go it alone. This is a beautiful site though. What a trasure this place is!! Wonderful shots, Steve :-) SOrry I missed you..All I can blame it on is work! :-)

27 Feb 2013 8:53pm

@Denny Jump Photo: My wife sat on a log by Frijoles Creek while I was up there.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I think you'd have to be pretty much trim and in great shape to live up there. Modern folk would demand elevators or escalators, at least. Haha.

27 Feb 2013 9:19pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Yah, I think, for me, it would be the "descent" that would get me ...the "ascent" probaby I could do :-) After 65 years of living including a combat tour in Vietnam, I would hate to "check out" by having a dizzy spell on a ladder and falling 300 feet to the bottom :-)

27 Feb 2013 9:32pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Wonder if the people that lived there invented ladders !~

27 Feb 2013 9:50pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

Wow! That is come climb. Hope you make it to the top OK.

27 Feb 2013 10:04pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful composition and textures. i like the touch of green

27 Feb 2013 10:14pm

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

A beautiful view, the protection was perfect, and they could easily defend themselves. Excellent photo, the framing is superb.
Have a nice day.

27 Feb 2013 10:27pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

I like this long shot-it provides scale.

28 Feb 2013 10:44am

Diana from Olympia, United States

Quite the climb!

28 Feb 2013 4:51pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Lovely scene, but slightly scary!

28 Feb 2013 10:54pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

Despite it looking pretty scary, I'd like to try it out one day though...and one must be grateful they have those ladder things ! it's better than attempting to get up there without them!

1 Mar 2013 4:35am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Mountain exploration is for the courageous only....I admire your courage!

1 Mar 2013 1:39pm