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Ancient Architecture: Spruce Tree House Mesa Verde National Park Colorado Wall Art Metal Aluminum Print

Ancient Architecture: Spruce Tree House Mesa Verde National Park Colorado Wall Art Metal Aluminum Print

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Spruce Tree House in Mesa Verde National Park is one of those magical places that quietly boasts its historical grandeur. Located within Colorado's vast landscapes, Spruce Tree House is the third largest cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde National Park. It's a marvel, with about 130 rooms and 8 kivas, which are ceremonial structures. These ancient rooms, once bustling with life, date back to the 1200s, built by the ancestral Puebloans. Imagine, centuries ago, this place was a thriving community, a testament to the ingenuity and resilience of its builders.

The beauty of the Spruce Tree House is something that genuinely captivates the soul. As a photographer, I've had the privilege of witnessing many splendid sights, but this one, it's different. It’s as if the very stones whisper tales of the past. The way the sunlight dances through the canyon, casting shadows that play along the ancient walls, it’s like watching a delicate ballet of light and time. Each room, each crack in the wall holds a story, a fragment of a life once lived with such vigor.

What's truly awe-inspiring is how the structure blends seamlessly with the natural alcove it occupies. It's a symbiotic relationship between nature and human craftsmanship. The alcove provided shelter, protection, and a vantage point that must have been crucial for the inhabitants. And in return, they honored this gift of nature by creating a structure that complements its surroundings rather than overpowering it.

The Spruce Tree House, with its silent walls and empty kivas, still stands strong, resilient against the test of time. It's a monument not just to the past but to the enduring spirit of humanity's desire to harmonize with nature. Each stone, meticulously placed by hands long gone, tells a story of survival, community, and the timeless dialogue between humans and their environment.

What a privilege it is to capture such a timeless wonder through my lens, yet knowing that the true essence of the Spruce Tree House is something that no photograph can fully encompass. It’s a chapter in the story of humanity, written on the walls of a canyon, under the watchful eyes of the ancestors who once called this remarkable place home.



There are 5 ways to print these images.

1) Premium Photo Paper are high quality, professional paper-prints.

Sharp, Vivid and rich Color sets this apart from a casual photo print.

You'll feel like you're there.

Premium Photo Paper will last a long time.

This option is available in 8x10 inches, 11x14 inches or 16x20 inches.

They are designed to be placed in a glass frame, which can be purchased separately (starting at a few dollars at your local Target or online).

2) Ready to Hang Canvas are ready to hang right out of the box with zero assembly required. Ultimate convenience.

Gorgeous finished look. It comes out of the shipping box finished and ready to hang with a simple nail in the wall.

Canvas Prints are a well-known, high-end way of displaying photographs.

0.75 or 1.5 inch thick (depending on which size that you order) wooden stretcher-bars that give it shape, in the same way an oil painting is traditionally assembled. There are no staples or ugly lines visible on the sides (very important).

Estimated delivery time for printing, assembling, packing and shipping is around 10 days.

3) Ready to Hang Canvas (split into 3 panels)

This is for larger pieces, and the photograph is split into 3 even panels, 3 separate canvas panels which together make a single large image.

This gives a modern look, and allows spectacularly large sizes on your wall!

4) Aluminum Metal Prints

Create elegant wall decor that shines with high-end, exclusive and unique aluminum metal prints.

Create a polished addition to any home or office. 3/64" thick aluminum panel. Features a glossy coating and rounded edges.

UV resistant ink prevents fading. All metal sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box.

5) Acrylic Prints

Create eye-catching home decor with modern acrylic prints. Light refracts through the museum-quality acrylic bringing vibrancy and depth to your photos. The 1/4" thick, clear acrylic produces superb image quality from edge to edge and absolutely stunning, brilliant color!

UV resistant ink prevents fading. All metal sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box.

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