Tuesday, July 29, 2008

#10-Cliff Dwellings-Bandelier Nat'l Monument


Bandelier is an archeological site preserved in as natural condition as possible. Evidence of human activity dates back more than 10,000 years. The people who settled in Frijoles (free-HOH-lace)Canyon are known as the ancestral Pueblo people. Anyone who visits the Santa Fe area should visit this canyon to get a greater sense of history. These photos were taken in the area of the cliff dwellings. If one is agile (I AM!), ladders can be climbed to view some of the interior rooms.

17 comments:

  1. I don't climb much, but I would there! I'd love to see it!

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  2. cela me fait penser aux villages troglodytes que l'on trouve dans ma région natale :la Dordogne. c'est superbe

    it makes me think the troglodytes villages that are found in my home region: the Dordogne. it is superb

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  3. How interesting!! They look a lot older than I expected.

    I bet climbing down was a lot harder than climbing up-huh? :-)

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  4. Most interesting. Would love to see it myself

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  5. You wouldn't catch me climbing that ladder.

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  6. Hi Kate!

    How much is rent? I'd love to get a room =)
    Glad to see you are running about and as healthy and energetic as ever =)

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  7. Very interesting place! It reminds me of Capadocia in Turkey...

    Greetings
    JM

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  8. What an absolutely amazing place. And yes, rather like the villages that Olivier mentions. I've seen them in the Vaucluse too I think.

    How fascinating.I'd love to climb up into one of those.

    As to your question on Menton DP - I'd do whatever you want to do, dear Kate. If you'd like a tattoo then absolutely go for it. Personally I love them - but I'm too much of a baby to deal with the pain.

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  9. Boy this must have been a real treat. I like to go to places like this and just sit back and relax and let my imagination go wild. It is amazing who visits you when in a state like this.

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  10. So how were they? Hospitable?

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  11. hi Kate, you look great, nice to see you =)

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  12. What away to have lived! Great photos :)

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  13. I thought you were there to recuperate :) Looks like you are healing just fine!

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  14. I would have to look. Troggladites come straight to mind. Very interesting place.

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  15. Great photo! I love this place. Did you climb the ladder to the kiva?

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  16. You look GREAT!
    Amazing picture!

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  17. Now that's so funky and cool!

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