Description We love the wonderful vintage feel of this colorful, antique ferris wheel. When we were in the area, they were setting up a carnival, just north of the city of Cortez, Colorado. We were unable to stop, since we were on a tour, but we played hooky the next day and went back to take some photos. What fun! The workmen gave us some strange looks, but it was worth it!.....In 1886, the town of Cortez was built to provide housing for the men working on the tunnels and irrigation ditches required to divert water out of the Dolores River and into Montezuma Valley. The town was named for Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortez. The City of Cortez is a popular stop for tourists, who do not necessarily tour the city, but stay there because of its central location among surrounding attractions, such as Mesa Verde National Park, Monument Valley, and the Four Corners......The following are prehistoric sites in the Cortez area, several of which are listed on the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties and the National Register of Historic Places: Cowboy Wash, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez Cultural Center, Hawkins Pueblo and cliff dwellings, Hovenweep National Monument in southwest Colorado and southeastern Utah, Lowry Ruin, McElmo Drainage Unit (AD 1075-1300), Cannonball Ruins, Maxwell Community, Roy's Ruin, Sand Canyon Archaeological District, Wallace Ruin, Mesa Verde National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mitchell Springs Archeological Site, also known as the Mitchell Springs Ruin Group, Mud Springs Pueblo, Yucca House National Monument.....much of the text above copied/paraphrased from wikipedia.org.....If you are interested in other sizes, greeting cards, or prints on acrylic or metal, please check out our website at: http://alan-and-marcia-socolik.artistwebsites.com/
Alan And Marcia Socolik, henderson, nv Member Since December 2012 Artist Statement Alan and Marcia, Nevada residents, are avid photographers. Alan takes many photos while hiking around the area – you will see some of his dramatic landscape photos in our portfolio. Marcia looks at things from a different perspective – her photos are usually still life or photos of objects that she finds interesting or unique. Together, they present the eclectic display of photos which you see here.
As you can see, Marcia is camera-shy - she would rather be behind the lens than in front of it. ;)
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