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Alcove House

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 1 March 2013 in Landscape & Rural.

Here we are in the alcove with reconstructed kiva. This was believed to be a ceremonial area just for religious activities. Then, it was discovered that around 23 rooms were located here and the kiva was used for multiple purposes like any other.

Bandelier National Monument
Part of The Great American West series.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Examination of the history is really interesting.

1 Mar 2013 5:22am

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely shots portraying ancient History....Love this large area...

1 Mar 2013 5:36am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

A truly amazing place to visit

1 Mar 2013 6:02am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture

1 Mar 2013 6:10am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Neat... definitely worth climbing all those ladders!

1 Mar 2013 7:55am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

ça me paraît immense ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

1 Mar 2013 8:13am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Large room, plus little rooms this place is quite large I would never have thought it to be this large.

1 Mar 2013 8:19am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

what a beauty place
well done

1 Mar 2013 8:52am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice and interesting serie , Phil

1 Mar 2013 9:31am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

The scale is superlative, such a monument area !~

1 Mar 2013 9:35am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What an amazing experience . . I can all but feel and hear this place !

1 Mar 2013 10:31am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

The people show just how large that wall is.

1 Mar 2013 11:08am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Magnificent capture of the light and the figures show the impressive sense of scale.

1 Mar 2013 12:40pm

Marie-Line from Lille, France

Surprising house!

1 Mar 2013 1:59pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Sounds like an amazing place to explore - really cool image, Steve!

1 Mar 2013 2:02pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Hard living

1 Mar 2013 2:39pm

Mandar from Kudal, India


1 Mar 2013 2:56pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

Super interesting how they turned that into space they could use. I remember seeing something similar after a long hike back in south Africa, golden gate. Great catch Steve!

1 Mar 2013 4:09pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

I'm impressed with its sheer size. Nice interior shot.

1 Mar 2013 4:09pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

You are taking us back in time. Nice.

1 Mar 2013 4:34pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Julie's right - that wall, and the entire room< is huge! A very cool shot - I really want to visit this place...maybe I will sit on the log but I still want to go :-) Great series Steve!! Cheers

1 Mar 2013 5:06pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful view of this amazing place. :)

1 Mar 2013 5:40pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous shot of this impressive cave ... the people make a great scale reference

1 Mar 2013 6:21pm

keyouest from la roche sur yon, France

un beau salon de quoi bien meublé l'endroit

1 Mar 2013 6:36pm

jean pierre from paris, France

superbe prise!!! amitié

1 Mar 2013 6:38pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle grotte et compo avec ces personnages superbe compo.

1 Mar 2013 6:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

I would like to hear a string quartet in there.

1 Mar 2013 6:46pm

helys from Paris, France

Great find
Nice details, lighting and mood

1 Mar 2013 6:49pm

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

We like the possibilities that we have now to have cosy inside but are we happier than those who lived or used during some time these houses of a big simplicity?

1 Mar 2013 6:50pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Great shot ! Wonderful!

1 Mar 2013 7:05pm

franz from Baden, Austria

awesome proportions! at least they didn't have to worry about the roof over their heads ...

1 Mar 2013 7:11pm

Irene from L C, France

Very impressive ! Nice shot !

1 Mar 2013 7:30pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A great natural place chosen by the Pueblo nation. Excellent image.

1 Mar 2013 7:33pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Definitely a huge living space Steve! Well worth the long climb up! ;-)

1 Mar 2013 7:40pm

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

An impressive view, the characters give the scale of the room, it looks great. Beautiful lights and colors. I like a lot.
Have a good evening.

1 Mar 2013 8:35pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The people give us an idea of how large the area is. The floor looks like sand. I am amazed at how bright it is.

1 Mar 2013 8:37pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


2 Mar 2013 12:28am

k@ from Paris, France

Scale is great, i feel invited in !

2 Mar 2013 8:51am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Difficult to be sure about historical interpretation !

2 Mar 2013 2:34pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

great place to hide from the sun too.. nice capture..

11 Mar 2013 1:57pm