Friday, July 25, 2008

How Incas Split the Rocks

One technique to split stones is to drill holes, place wood in the holes, and pour water. The stone will split in a few weeks. Machu Picchu, Peru.
Photo: Szeke

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Outside Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is pleasant and interesting in the late afternoon. It gets to be a long day if you arrive at dawn.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Lone Tree in Machu Picchu

This is the only tree inside Machu Picchu. It is a very privileged tree together with the Llamas. They are the only ones who can go to the grassy areas. Peru.
Photo: Szeke

Friday, May 30, 2008

Machu Picchu morning

After a 4 day (3 night) hike up and over 11,000-14,000 ft. passes on the Inca trail... this was the morning we reached our destination: Machu Picchu.
Photo: angela7dreams

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Monday, May 5, 2008

Machu Picchu Ruins

In the back one can see the terraces and the entrance on the left.
(Photo: Szeke)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Machu Picchu Sanctuary

We stayed in the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge close to the entrance to the sanctuary. When everyone else had to go back down the mountain to their hotels and campsites we went back into the sanctuary and I was able to photograph with very few other people around.
Photo: angela7dreams

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The hidden Inca city of Machu Picchu

In its full glory, the hidden Inca city of Machu Picchu. The city plaza is the large rectangle of grass in the middle ground with the llamas lazing about. Behind it the towering Waynapicchu and the everpresent cloudbanks.
Photo: Matito

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Only 400 people per day

This view of Machu Picchu shows Huaina Picchu in the back. Only 400 people per day are allowed to hike up. The first 200 go in at 7am (or so), and the rest after 10am. The catch is that the second batch of people are allowed in as people come out. That means you show up at 10am and there is a long line of people waiting, and you have no idea how long the wait will be. There are other interesting hikes.
Photo: Szeke

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Machu Picchu view

The traditional Machu Picchu view. Peru.
Photo: Szeke