The Citadel at Wupatki National Monument photo WupatkiCitadel_zps2debb603.jpg
The Citadel, Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona

even in decline
a citadel still guarding
the sagebrush lowlands

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on July 3, 2014, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Haiku Horizons, Northern Arizona, Sky Watch Friday, Wupatki National Monument and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Beautiful, rough country

  2. Gorgeous blue sky against the beautiful Citadel stone ~ Great shot for SWF ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  3. Beautiful weather for a good hike. Great shot of the national monument.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alex’s World! –

  4. Interesting and beautiful.

  5. WOW, I’d love to see the plain in bloom, what a contrast it would make to the rocks.

  6. An impressive structure!

  7. Awesome rocky monument against the blue sky.

  8. Dramatic change of rock colour…as if layered. A beautiful scene.

  9. Isn’t it interesting to see how the rock is layered as if purposefully stacked at the top of this cliff? Dramatic!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      The stones have been stacked there. What you are seeing is the remains of an ancient building on the top of a high outcropping of stone. Thanks for noticing the difference in layers, and for your comment!

      On Fri, Jul 4, 2014 at 9:33 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  10. It really is formidable, even now. 🙂

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