Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Three Muses Challenge - Architecture
I have always been fascinated by the architecture of lost civilizations, such as the cliff dwellers pictured above, in the canyons of SW Colorado. The poem is by one of my favorite contemporary poets, Don Blanding (enlarge to read more easily). Many of these dwellings still stand today and it is possible to walk in the footsteps of those people of 800 years or so ago. How they crafted these stone cities with nothing but their bare hands and primitive tools is remarkable. (A bit more about them on my blog). My thanks to Gayle Page-Robak, who suggested architecture for this week's topic. Thanks, Gayle, for my journey into the past!