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Up Close with History: Balcony House, Mesa Verde National Park Wall Art Colorado Iconic Metal Canvas Print

Up Close with History: Balcony House, Mesa Verde National Park Wall Art Colorado Iconic Metal Canvas Print

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The Balcony House is an ancient dwelling located in southwest Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park, believed to be built by the Ancestral Puebloans between the 12th and 13th centuries. It is a testament to the ingenuity and resilience of those who once called it home.

Accessing the Balcony House, you really feel the pulse of history. You have to navigate a 32-foot ladder, crawl through a 12-foot tunnel, and climb up a 60-foot open rock face with stone steps and two 10-foot ladders. It's not just a visit; it's an adventure, an immersion into a past life.

As you step into the Balcony House, it's like stepping back in time. The structure, with its 40 rooms and kivas (ceremonial rooms), is remarkably well preserved. It's a small, intimate space, giving you a real sense of the community that once thrived here. The walls, built from sandstone blocks and held together with adobe mortar, have stood the test of time, echoing the resilience of their builders.

The highlight, for me, was the namesake balcony. This wooden structure, protruding from the upper level, offers breathtaking views of the canyon and the vast landscape beyond. It's easy to imagine the inhabitants of Balcony House standing here, gazing out at the same horizon, connected to the land in a way that's both profound and humbling.

As a photographer, I was drawn to the play of light and shadow across these ancient walls. The way the afternoon sun illuminated the sandstone, casting deep shadows and highlighting the intricate masonry, is simply mesmerizing. But it's the spirit of the Balcony House that truly captivates. There's a palpable sense of history, of lives lived and stories told, that permeates every stone and every room.

Capturing the essence of the Balcony House in a single photograph is a challenge, but it's one I relish. It's not about the technicalities of the shot, but about conveying the soul of this remarkable place. It's about honoring the legacy of those who built it and the enduring beauty of their creation. The Balcony House isn't just a subject; it's a storyteller that brings you up close with history, and I'm just there to listen.



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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