Mesa Verde National Park

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Just returned from a tour of the the Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park. Beautiful ruins, full of character and a kind of delicacy of grace. Wouldn’t want to live in such structures, but I did enjoy photographing them. Cliff Palace is the most famous and imposing of the cliff dwellings:

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But my favorite structure is the Square Tower:

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While leaving the park, a beautiful dusk created by looming thunderstorms created a unique look to a burned-out forest. Note the wild horse in the image:

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