508 Crumbled Walls, Chaco Culture National Park, New Mexico
Chaco Culture National Park, New Mexico
These crumbled walls of Pueblo del Arroyo frame a series of doorways like a window to the past. Dawn light, reflected off the interior wall, lends a red glow to the interior room, contrasted with the cool hues of the shaded foreground wall. Once home to a culture that created large-scale, pre-planned architecture, astronomical markers, and a network of roads over hundreds of miles, Chaco Canyon has fascinated archeologists for decades.