Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pueblo de Taos - USA

This is an huge new unesco card from USA. It was sent by Carol "adobe".

"Taos Pueblo is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos (Northern Tiwa) speaking Native American tribe of Pueblo people. It is approximately 1000 years old and lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico.The Taos community is known for being one of the most secretive and conservative pueblos.

Taos Pueblo's most prominent architectural feature is a multi-storied residential complex of reddish-brown adobe divided into two parts by the Rio Pueblo. According to the Pueblo's Web site, it was probably built between 1000 and 1450 A.D. It was designated a National Historic Landmark on October 9, 1960, and in 1992 became a World Heritage Site. As of 2006, about 150 people live in it full-time." - in: wikipedia

1 comment:

adobe said...

There were many urban areas in the Americas when the colonists arrived but few remain. I think this is one of the easiest to see but the residents understandably guard their privacy.