Bandelier NM

The Alcove (Bandelier National Monument)Bandelier NM

– Getting to the top of the Alcove House at Bandelier National Monument is only half the fun! Here’s the description from the NPS web site:

Formerly known as Ceremonial Cave, this alcove is located 140 feet above the floor of Frijoles Canyon. Once home to approximately 25 Ancestral Pueblo people, the elevated site is now reached by 4 wooden ladders and a number of stone stairs. 

The kiva shown in this photo is currently closed.

The Alcove - Bandelier NM

Aperture: ƒ/5
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
Taken: 13 March, 2014
Focal length: 3.58mm
ISO: 200
Location: 35° 47.3131′ 0″ N 106° 17.1388′ 0″ W
Shutter speed: 1/640s