While Visiting The Awesome Grand Canyon a few Years ago. We stopped by the Hopi House for a few shots.
Old Man Winter had stormed to town the night before. Unleashing one of his once in a decade spectacles. The Hopi House was covered in Snow and Icicles like right out of a Norman Rockwell Painting. I was in Awe of this circa 1905 building.
The Hopi House was built using local materials, just like the native peoples of America have done for many millennia. Designed by Mary Jane Elizabeth Colter for the Fred Harvey Company. It was very refreshing to visit a building with native American influences. I so love Hopi Architecture.
Those terraces artfully covered in snow, the little windows, the beams protruding from the stone work with icicles dangling down. Bristlecone Pine trees shading the southern exposure.
Man’s Artwork and Craftmanship complemented by Mother Natures, Bravo to both…
There are twelve different tribes that called the Grand Canyon Home, I especially enjoy the Hopi Tribe. While researching the Hopi House I found this Great Website with stories of the peoples that Called America Home Many, many Millennia before the arrival of the Europeans.
The Hopi’s and the Legend of the Snake Clan:
Date Taken: 02-05-08 10:22 AM HDR Photograph taken in 0 Degrees.
Model:Nikon D80 Shutter Speed:1/5 seconds F-Stop:f16 ISO:100
Focal length:18mm Lens:Tamron 11-18 Wide Angle