Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Besh Ba Gowah

Last month we were in Globe, Arizona to meet some friends
 on their way back north from Mexico and we all decided
 to see the ruins of a Native American pueblo, Besh Ba Gowah,
 that is now part of a Globe city park.

Please excuse this photo but it is a depiction
 of what may have originally been there in the adjoining gift shop.

This narrow main entrance which was originally covered
 can be seen to the lower, left of center in the photo above of the model.
Was it for protection?

The walls that exist here were all rebuilt well after the first dig
 that was done by Adolf Bandelier in the late 19th century.

I am not sure how accurate the restoration is 
but it makes for a nice city park
 and a good interpretation what may have been.

The part in the foreground is an area that has not been rebuilt.

The use of stone is an interesting contrast
 to the adobe pueblos in New Mexico. 

This was also an interesting contrast to the more modern Arcosanti 
which we had just visited a couple of days previous 
and I posted a blog on April 4, '10.