I have always been fascinated by ancient cultures and the Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado is a great place to visit in order to satisfy that interest. In fact, it is one of my favorite parks, because it offers the historic aspect as well as the beauty of Mother Nature.
The park protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including an amazing 600 cliff dwellings or Pueblos.
The park offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to A.D. 1300.
This picture is of a Kiva, a round meeting room you enter from the ceiling. I did not have a tripod and used a ledge to support the camera. I love how the light shines down through the opening, illuminating the ladder and parts of the interior.
Mesa Verde is Spanish for green table.