This is an ancient Pueblo Kiva that was used for community gatherings and religious ceremony in the old days and is still considered to be sacred to modern Pueblo people. The site is located in the heart of Farmington, New Mexico. This was a very hard image to capture with the low-light and all the traffic coming and going through the Kiva. In the old days, there were no stairs into the Kiva. You have to descend down a latter through an entrance in the ceiling or a window. The Kiva served as a church and I try to show respect when I visit such sites.
This is a reconstruction of a sacred Pueblo Kiva at Aztec National Monument in Farmington, New Mexico. At the site, the structure is considered very sacred and you are expected to show respect when visiting the Kiva. In many Pueblo cultures the Kiva is a place of community and religious gatherings and is the equivalent of a Christian church; a place of worship.