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Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

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Mesa Verde National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ancient Puebloan Indians lived in these cliff dwellings. Tree ring dating indicates that construction and refurbishing of Cliff Palace was continuous from c. AD 1190 through c. 1260. Cliff Palace was abandoned by 1300.

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Comments (19)

Doug Best on December 27, 2012

Pirmin Nohr & Juan Emilio

Thanks for Visting! The area is full of history!

Seasons Greeetings From Ohio!


I LIKE this place and capture!


Doug Best on December 31, 2012

Thanks stig.berge for visiting and your Like!

Wishing you a very Happy New Years!

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Mher Ishkan on January 5, 2013


Doug Best on January 6, 2013

Thanks Mher from Armenia, for visiting and your L & F!

Best regards, Doug

arno18 ☮ on January 11, 2013

Wonderful photo! Beautiful composition Congratulations. LIKE Greetings from Switzerland. Arno

Doug Best on January 12, 2013


Thanks for the kind words and Likes!

Fiendly greetings from central Ohio!

Vanni Lazzari on January 19, 2013

Molto bella, like. Saluti Vanni

Doug Best on January 19, 2013

Thank you Vanni for the kind comment and Like! It is belived that Cliff Palace was used up until around 1300 AD.

Friendly Greetings from Central Ohio!


Melsen Felipe on January 21, 2013

Estupenda foto de este extraordinario escenario, enhorabuena, L + Favorita

Un cordial saludo desde Costa Rica, Melsen Felipe

Jens Rössel on January 25, 2013

Historical intresting location LIKE Beszt wishes --- Jens

Doug Best on January 25, 2013

Hello Melsen Felipe,

Thank you for your kind comments L & Favorita!

Best Regards, Doug

© PiGi'Franco on January 25, 2013

Great place and beautiful picture, Doug! Like

Best wishes from Italy. PiGì

Doug Best on January 25, 2013

Hello PiGi'Franco,

Thanks for the kind comments and Like!

Friendly Greetings from Central Ohio!


Alireza Javaheri on February 2, 2013


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Doug Best on February 2, 2013

Hello Alireza Javaheri,

Thank you very much for the kind comment and Like!

Friendly Gretings from Cold Central Ohio!


CHO PIGU on February 22, 2013

Landscape that attracts the mind!!


ちょぴぐ Greetings from Japan。

Doug Best on February 22, 2013

Hi ちょぴぐ,

Thank you very much for the kind words and L&F!

Greetings and Best Regards, Doug

Dave Fiorucci on February 25, 2015

Nice photo!, I have a few shots of this area myself, don't think i have posted to Panoramio yet. L & F, best wishes Dave

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 7, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Doug Best
    • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
    • Taken on 2008/08/05 01:01:54
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 67.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash