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 location is also known as Monument Valley Tribal Park on the Navajo Reservation in Northern Arizona. What a beautiful quiet place it is as well. Every time I visit, the landscape never ceases to impress me.
I am capturing every detail around me even those often overlooked by locals. Even murals on buildings seem to capture my attention and this one was no exception especially with the light fixture above the sandstone mittens.