P1040266I took these pictures of the mannequins at Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville, Illinois. One of the greatest cities of the world, Cahokia was larger than London in AD 1250. The Mississippians who lived here were accomplished builders who erected a wide variety of structures from practical homes for everyday living to monumental public works that have maintained their grandeur for centuries.P1040262


More room to play outdoors

More room to play outdoors

As you can see from the pictures, the huts did not allow enough light or room for the inhabitants to pursue their hobbies or activities of daily life and such interests were pursued outdoors. This fostered a sense of community and togetherness.

Small rooms or dwellings discipline the mind, large ones weaken it. – Leonardo Da Vinci

This is my entry for this weeks Photo challenge: Room.

Thanks for stopping by and Have a great weekend!


39 thoughts on “Room

  1. What a fascinating place, would like to visit sometime. It is so strange that people just “disappeared.” 20,000 of them? Similar to the people who “disappeared” from Macchu Picchu.
    I just came back from Canyon de Chelly where the Anasazi “disappeared” from during a similar time period.

  2. Ok…I’m embarrassed to say, but I thought the first two pictures were “real” live people. Then I got that you were at a museum. So I guess that means they were fabulous photos! Very interesting!! πŸ™‚

  3. I see you lasted long enough to get the prompt. πŸ™‚ I’ll have to see where this is in Illinois, since we live in the Chicago area. There’s so much of Illinois that’s south of us!!


    • I knew Saturday was busier for me Janet so I stuck it out for the prompt. πŸ™‚
      Cahokia is closer to St. Louis and a day trip could be planned along with a visit to St. Louis Arch. I would suggest to choose a cooler day for your trip in case you wanted to climb up the mound.

  4. So different from our world today where kids spend all day indoors playing games and watching tv huh? they had it figured out right in those days πŸ™‚

  5. Your family goes to such interesting places! I agree, we spend to much time inside, myself included. The pics do look real. I need to start a bucket list and put this on it. Thank you!

    • I love your idea of having a bucket list. I should start one too. Cahokia Mounds is close by, so you can get this one checked off pretty quickly. Choose a cool day if you decide to climb the mound.

  6. Interesting! Outdoors seems to be almost forgotten by many people nowadays. I think that’s one reason people are more sickly and less strong than in the old days.

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