Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mesa Verde

Today's picture shows the ruins of a Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde, Colorado. The photograph was taken in 1898. The people who built and lived in these very sophisticated structures remain somewhat of a mystery. This society lived in the area between around 600 AD and 1300 AD. It is unclear what brought the end of this society. If you ever get the chance, visit the Mesa Verde park, and tour these magnificent cliff dwellings.


  1. Mesa Verde, as well as other sites in the four-corners area, are great places to visit what used to be.

  2. knowing a bit about rock, and the inevitable of spalling, the walls and roofs sloughing of blocks, I would not be surprised to find that the village was deserted after an rock fall event, when the population realized that rock falls were real events that kill and destroy people. That would be the cost of living in such a place.

  3. What a cool picture, you are making me interested in visiting Colorado this summer only two days into the theme...good work!

  4. Our family stopped at Mesa Verde last summer and really enjoyed it. And Cliff House hasn't changed that I can see:

    1. weird that blogger didn't make that link work. This is easier: