Pueblo Cliff Dwellings, Manitou Springs, Colorado by TonyCrehan

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Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1 point & shoot.

155 views as at 24th May 2011.

Pueblo Cliff Dwellings at Manitou Springs, near Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

Ancient Pueblo People or Ancestral Puebloans were an ancient Native American culture centered on the present-day Four Corners area of the United States, comprising southern Utah, northern Arizona, northwest New Mexico, and southern Colorado. They lived in “houses” called pueblos in which they lifted up ladders when enemies attacked when they came near. The cultural group has often been referred to in archaeology as the Anasazi, although the term is not preferred by the modern Puebloan peoples. The word Anasazi is Navajo for “Ancient Ones” or “Ancient Enemy”.

The cliff dwellings are near to other popular tourist attractions, Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods.

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  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Thanks Sarnia

    – TonyCrehan

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Super picture, Tony!

  • Thanks David. Have some better views of the dwellings but unfortunately those shots are full of tourists like me crawling all over them. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey

    – TonyCrehan

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 3 years ago

    great catch

  • Thank you Sean. A very interesting place that I was lucky enough to visit in June.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 3 years ago

    wow – an interesting place to live!

  • Yes Michael. they are real but there is some debate about whether they were lived in at Manitou Springs or if they were dismantled and relocated from Mesa Verde. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • Lucinda Walter
    Lucinda Walterover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture Tony.

  • Thank you very much Lucinda.

    – TonyCrehan

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 3 years ago

    excellent tony

  • Thank you Steve.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 3 years ago

    An excellent image Tony and such an interesting place.

  • Thanks Christine. You can go inside the cliff dwellings and it is interesting to see the different shapes and sizes of rooms design ed for different uses. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    fantastic,mate you get

  • Thanks for fave and comment Wazza. The pleasure of travel is one the big contributors to my job satisfaction. Mainly around Australia now – this year was my first overseas trip in 14 years. Cheers Mate. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • Jamie Alexander
    Jamie Alexanderover 3 years ago

    Excellent image!

  • Thanks Jamie. Glad you like it. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

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