Thursday, February 28, 2013

Kiva Roof Structure

This is a roof structure in the Desert View Watchtower on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It was constructed under the direction of the architect, Mary Colter, who copied similar structures in the roofs of the Kivas of the Pueblo Indians. The Kiva is a Pueblo Indian ceremonial structure that is usually round and partly underground. I like the design of the roof beams and the contrast in the texture of the wood.

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