Thursday’s Windows: Chaco Canyon

So here’s my first post in Sandra Conner’s new Thursday’s Windows series…

A very strange window from the strangely designed ruins in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.

No, the window doesn’t illuminate another room or anything simple like that. It’s a triangular passage between two walls that meet at an acute angle. Why? Nobody knows.

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9 responses to “Thursday’s Windows: Chaco Canyon

  1. To let in some air and light and keep out arrows? a very interesting window shot 🙂

    • Now, that’s an intriguing theory! And maybe true – after all, one thing people were using the Chaco buildings for was to store huge amounts of valuables like turquoise and brilliantly colored tropical bird feathers. (We know that much because they left rooms and rooms full of them…and nobody knows why these treasures were abandoned and never retrieved or looted.)

  2. What a facinating building. Maybe it was a crazy, avant garde design feature, included by a crazy, avant garde architect.

  3. Amazing architecture. Haven’t seen it before. Thanks for sharing.

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