The following is one of the images that attracted me to Machu Picchu..
As found in most travel brochures. So let's take a closer and more detailed look at this ancient archeological site.
Great shot Fahim !Asher, Peter, James...thanks for looking in.
Yes, we were lucky with the weather, most days anyway.
It was not only the archeology site that interested us. The people. The markets. The locals. That was as fascinating, maybe more so, than the site itself ( for me at least ).
For Ayesha, the higher the climb, the better. For me, any place to rest..the better.
I will take this moment any time over looking at stones!
This is magnificent, but just for the Emperor and only used for 80 years!Thanks Robert.
Some climbed a certain distance...some found the best way to ascend; while others took it easy dividing the climbing over a period!!
Now, think of those that built it!! It is nice to reflect sitting alone away from the crowds, of the effort, the cost ( in lives and money ) such a construction would have entailed.
Go back centuries. Close your eyes. Just imagine!
That reply, Peter was on my birthday!You did indeed have excellent weather for your photos, beautifull! What is so striking about the Andes mountains is their steepness.
Peter,I don't remember seeng it during my visit. A sad bit of current news: a new international airport is under construction in the valley between the city of Cusco and Machu Picchu. The project will destroy Inca archeological sites in the valley including a canal system as well as causing vast environmental damage but the president is insistent that it go forward.