Inca doorway at the San Domingo Cloister

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Comments (4)

Ryan Calhoun on June 12, 2008

Marilyn, I like this peek at the interior through the doorway. Did the Inca really go through the trouble of cutting and placing all those huge blocks to build such impressive walls, and then leave a gravel floor?


Marilyn Whiteley on June 15, 2008

Thanks, Ryan. Your floor question invites further research! I suggest that you go to Peru and undertake it!!


ai savery on July 1, 2008

Wonderful point of vantage, Marilyn. I always think of these massive stone blocks when I think of Incan buildings and walls - they are just incredible in size and perfect fit. Nice juxtaposition in your photo with the delicate pink blossoms and the more 'lacey' arches thru the passageway. Cheers, alicia

Marilyn Whiteley on July 2, 2008

Thank you, Alicia. Inca stonework is impressive, and we had a real treat in our hotel room: one wall was of original Inca stonework!! The individual blocks were this size or a little smaller, the same very careful work. We had no windows except for frosted glass around the door, looking toward an outside window at the end of a corridor, but with Inca stoneware to look at, I can do without a view! Cheers, Marilyn

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 5, 2008
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/04/25 14:24:33
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 8.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash