Off the Beaten Path: Pueblos of the Southwest (or Who Ruined the Neighborhood?)
Off the Beaten Path (OBP) is my paean to the art of short-term and short-distance travel. And, as a travel photographer, my expression of choice is captioned visual imagery - a photolog or brief photo essay.
Additional photos are found via my Instagram page: Incite Photography - IG
You're always welcome to come along for the ride.
Wukoki PuebloSweet smelling late afternoon rain bursts. Well past the mutton sandwiches for sale. Imagine the mastery of self-preservation needed in a place where the earth openly shuns you. - Wukoki ("Big House") Pueblo ruins
International Dark Sky Park - Wupakti National MonumentPueblos. Ancient estates, prehistoric architecture, multi-family homes; all carefully constructed and later abandoned. With no after dark light pollution, constellations are readily visible, countable.
Puebloan high riseThree stories but no written accounts. Rock shelters with the (pre-modern) convenience of natural climate control. With each day an emergence. Early Navajo saw enemy, foreigner, Anasazi. Nalakihu PuebloNalakihu - "House outside the village" or "House standing alone" . Outside of the protection of the citadel walls but a stone's throw from village life. More questions than answers.
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