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Ruin on a cliff.
23-FEB-2014

Ruin on a cliff.

A recent trip to Moab to photograph this location produced this photo. Known as the False Kiva, it is a protected archaeology site on public land.

It seems to be an unfinished kiva style dwelling. But after my visit there, I would suggest it is a ceremonial site used by ancient tribes.

It is built high above the valley floor, yet several hundred feet below the plateau above in a shallow cave alcove. Undoubtedly chosen by it's builders for it's limited access and astonishing view of the valley below. The trail into the site is not for persons afraid of heights or steep narrow trails just feet from what would be a long fall off the nearby cliff.

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Terry Bowker13-Aug-2014 05:22
Wonderful photography!
Richard Cobby14-Jun-2014 21:33
You have captured such a beautiful vista. Great image. V.
Jola Dziubinska23-Apr-2014 19:45
Fabulous image, love it! V.
anne14-Apr-2014 00:27
great light, nice POV…..V
cobler13-Apr-2014 15:26
Magnifique....V
joseantonio12-Apr-2014 04:09
Fabulous framing for this lovely view.V.
GeneWard10-Apr-2014 02:58
Beautiful light and framing
Charlie Robertson10-Apr-2014 00:36
We have visited and photographed there twice, but you have captured the best image with the cloud formations and the beautiful light on the cliffs. Obviously we need to stay later in the day next time! Great photo!!
Barry McCartney07-Apr-2014 05:11
My favorite in this gallery!! Big Vote!
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