World's Smallest Castle Detail

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    Quite the little fortress with no obvious entrances and only peepholes for windows, Ropes or ladders were needed to reach those entrance crawlways below. Yet this was once an abode for perhaps several families. This ancient cliffdwellers' hideaway is called Montezuma's Castle, Arizona, USA.

    1. Forest Edge 64 months ago | reply

      Hey, how neat. My husband and I were there 3 years ago and have the same picture. It's pretty spectacular architecture, isn't it?

    2. subarcticmike 64 months ago | reply

      Thx Forest Edge
      Spectacular and ultra-permanent compared to tepees, wigwams, igloos, loghouses and even our modern stickframes. Then there is the 'quiet evidence' of stone walls from shelters across the tundra and stone circles from hide tents everywhere down in the trees.

      Maybe 2000+ photos of this topshelf ancient abode on flickr....

    3. Ontario Wanderer 64 months ago | reply

      Even harder to access than Mesa Vera dwellings.

    4. Pam Sims Fine Artist 64 months ago | reply

      Amazing , thank you.

    5. subarcticmike 64 months ago | reply

      Thx for stopping by! ON 'rock flippr' and AB 'paintr pam'.
      :)

    6. arctic-wl 63 months ago | reply

      amazing, i am curious how did those residents fly to them, the world always brought us wonders...

    7. londonconstant 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ARCHITECTURE and GEOLOGY, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      A superb subject with excellent photography - thanks Mike

    8. djsoren 63 months ago | reply

      It seems like quite a job to put that up there.

    9. subarcticmike 63 months ago | reply

      Yep, a five floor condo, built nearly a millenium ago....

      Visitations from three countries, no less, I thank y'all!

    10. LaLoona [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      wow, amazing!!!

    11. Joe Rainbow 63 months ago | reply

      Wow, this looks like quite a place. A third of the worlds population still live in adobe houses. Heard that the other day and it blew me away. Nice shot and thanks for your own comments.

    12. Ted Raynor [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

      They must have had some enemies to barricade themselves like that . Hard to believe they could have built anything like this without any Dewalt Tools. :P

    13. walla2chick 62 months ago | reply

      Pictures like this remind me how amazing people were so very long ago--the architecture and the means to reach it make me wonder, HOW?

    14. ladigue_99 62 months ago | reply

      We would love to have you add your photo to Flickr Crazy

      very nice!

    15. oldmantravels 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Arizona-scenic outdoors, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. Jon Himoff 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Heritage Key, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. rugercat45 15 months ago | reply

      Wow, you have been to my other favorite place, outside of the Great North, it's the Great Southwestern desert, if I ever move there, it will be Arizona, probably.

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