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Bannister House Ruin

By billma
Bannister House is an excellent example of ancient Anasazi architecture. It is located in the Grand Gulch area of Southern Utah at the end of a four mile hike through the canyons.

This structure was occupied 800-1000 years ago. Access was probably by some type of 30' ladder into the opening at the midpoint of this photograph. It would be a very technical climb to get there now, it would also be illegal as it is protected.

Below this structure is a Kiva which would have been used for spiritual purposes. Scattered on the ground are pottery chards and corn cobs preserved by the dry desert air.

Tags: Desert Architecture Ruin Landscape and travel

Voters: gajj, cantona43, scouseterrier and 8 more


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Comments


cantona43 15 928 4 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2007 2:21PM
Wonderful shot beautiful tones and texture
Neil
26 Jun 2007 2:22PM
very interesting. thankyou for sharing it with us.

Dee Smile
VintageRed 15 15 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2007 2:25PM
A good choice of crop. Love the warm colours.
Nick
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 78 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2007 2:40PM
Superb colours and textures.
Bill
Wibbles 14 1 England
26 Jun 2007 3:00PM
I love the colour of this photo! It's wow!
field 14 Wales
26 Jun 2007 4:15PM
What a fantastic structure. Great colour and rock texture. The crop seems to emphasise the sheer weight of all that stone above. Phil
oppo 15 6 2 Scotland
28 Jun 2007 4:58PM
Deserves more attention. Interesting detail and good lighting. Works well in pano. format.

Phil
Nice colours and textures.
Have you been to Betatakin and Keet Seel? JNC

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