On a recent journey West from Durango we found ourselves in the middle of nowhere Utah at a place called Hovenweep National Monument. Hovenweep is a premier example of Ancestral Puebloan architecture. The structures were built almost 800 years ago and abandoned soon thereafter. The buildings stand today with no restoration in a harsh environment with high winds and extreme temperatures.
Its amazing to see this village in a small canyon and imagine hundreds of people living in this place
where no one lives today. These were skilled architects and builders. Note the subtle twist in the square tower below. What were they thinking?