Inca arch at Sacsayhuaman

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Comments (5)

Ryan Calhoun on June 5, 2008

Wow, those sure are some huge round stones! Amazing how carefully and precisely they were all cut, then moved into position. A fascinating example of Inca architecture, Marilyn.

Marilyn Whiteley on June 6, 2008

Yes, Ryan, the stone work is amazing! My knees didn't want to take me up the high, uneven steps to the level of the arch, but it was no hardship to remain below and admire the view! Marilyn

Ian Stehbens on July 4, 2008

But you would have very much liked to have created another 'window' view through this arch..

No one has ever taken me to Cusco before. Thanks indeed.


Marilyn Whiteley on July 9, 2008

You're absolutely right, Ian. I longed to take a "window" view. But the way was daunting and I had to content myself with this little near-triangle of blue.

Cusco was the Inca capital. Now it is the "Gringo capital" of South America as it serves as the launching (and returning) point for those hiking the Inca Trail or going by easier means to Machu Picchu. But there is no need to be put off by that description. Street vendors are everywhere, but aside from that, the city has lost none of its charm and fascination. The juxtaposition of Inca and Colonial construction is remarkable though the Spaniards' eradication of much of the Inca city is a very sad chapter indeed.


Roger Narbonne on September 22, 2011

Bonjour Marilyn Whiteley. Très bonne prise bien cadrer pour cette photo, j’adore le Pérou j'y suis allé en 2007, un merveilleux voyage. J’ajoute un like 1.

Mes Amitiés de la ville de Narbonne, Ma galerie en une page Map, Roger.

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