Monday, May 13, 2013

Weekend Adventures, part 2


After visiting Out of Africa, I drove just a few miles further north and visited Montezuma's Castle National Monument.  The castle is a five story, 20 room dwelling built 100 feet above the valley.  It was built by Southern Sinagua farmers around 1100.  It is quite an impressive sight.  Don't you wish you could actually see how the people lived in this place way back then?  Too bad time travel hasn't been invented yet.

14 comments:

Andy said...

I'm always curious about what people did in the past. This structure is amazing.

Lowell said...

OMG! I've got a slide almost identical to this shot, but taken in 1959 or 1960. We had a great time visiting this place. Beautiful shot and it brings back wonderful memories. Thanks!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It was named by white people a long time ago. It had nothing to do with Montezuma, of course, and it was not a castle.

RedPat said...

Wow - what a place that is. It's hard to believe how people survived such a lifestyle. We are so spoiled!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

This abode is so intriguing...I do wish I could see inside and how they lived...water collection...shelter ...food prep ...and so forth. They do look very safe up there. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Iris Flavia said...

That´s amazing! I´m in for time-travel and beaming! Just had a beer with a 95-year-old woman, she had so much interesting stuff to tell already. Just imagine going so much back in time as to 1100!

llandudnopictures said...

What an amazing place, time travel would indeed be very enlightening. Great shot!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Hi Sharon ~ I just stumbled upon your blog and thought I'd leave a note to say hello! I live in Chandler, so we are kind of neighbors. ;o)

Your photos are gorgeous!

Jack said...

Nice. This reminds me of Bandelier (I think it was), a national park north and west of Santa Fe, somewhere near Las Cruces. They had caves built into the sandstone cliffs, way up there. These seem more architectural than the ones at Bandelier.

Time travel? Not for me. People today seem to delight in saying how horrible things are, but in most previous times the disease, wars, sanitation, crime, etc., was multiples worse. I'll stay in this period until my body gives out, thank you very much.

Randy said...

I love this place. Now for a trip to Sedona and the Sedona Brewing Company for some deep fried pickles.

JM said...

These carvings on mountains always amaze me. Would love to visit the site, it reminds me of Cappadocia in Turkey. Great shot, Sharon!

Kate said...

These homes are truly spectacular!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Pretty amazing sight Sharon, I often wish time travel was real, there are so many things I'd like to see as they happened :)

Judy said...

This place is always spectacular. I think I posted a picture like this one a couple of years ago.