Thursday, January 11, 2018

Desert View - Watch Tower

Desert View

This structure was designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter who is often referred to as the architect of the southwest. She traveled throughout the southwest to find inspiration and authenticity for her buildings. The architecture of the ancestral Puebloan people of the Colorado Plateau served as her model. This particular tower was patterned after those found at Hovenweep and the Round Tower of Mesa Verde. Ms. Colter indicated that it was not a copy of any that she had seen, but rather modeled from several.

From Desert View, aptly named because of the views to the east of the Painted Desert, you can see the Colorado River make a big bend and continue to the west, the North Rim more than 10 miles away, and a panoramic view of the Canyon.  Just left of the tower on the Horizon is  Navajo Mountain at 90 miles distance,  and  right from center on the horizon are the Vermilion Cliffs at 50 miles.

Panoramic was taken with iPhone X


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