Machu Picchu

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Carliff on July 19, 2010

A nice shot!

A place where intresting history and great landscape get together!

Realy Good!

小西 天 on October 20, 2010

Una foto realmente impresionante! Me gusta. Saludos desde china.

ThoiryK on October 20, 2010

Muchas gracias. Are you a Spanish (-speaking), Chinese or Japanese? I would love to travel in China by trains as you did.

Michael Morenz on October 21, 2010

like

Regards,

Michael

ewa.mazurek11 on January 6, 2011

Machu Picchu is a pre-Columbian 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas", it is perhaps the most familiar icon of the Inca World. The Incas started building the estate around AD 1400 but abandoned it as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was unknown to the outside world before being brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian Hiram Bingham. Since then, Machu Picchu has become an important tourist attraction. Since the site was never known to the Spanish during their conquest, it is highly significant as a relatively intact cultural site. Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historical Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.

THEWANDERER on March 29, 2011

very nice pic.

marcel_pics on June 27, 2011

Wonderful shot, greetings

Wojciech Noworyta on August 25, 2011

bardzo dobre zdjęcie

Zdzisław Ignarski on January 19, 2012

I would like be over there , I liked it. Greets oolalaa from Poland.

R.K. Telangba on February 11, 2012

wonderful.

makis-GREECE ® on February 25, 2012

Φανταστική εικόνα!

Αρέσει!

Χαιρετίσματα από Αθήνα!

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Photo taken in Santuario Historico Machu Picchu, Camino Inca, Peru
Machu Picchu

Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 1, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by ThoiryK
    • Camera: NIKON E5700
    • Taken on 2004/01/19 19:13:49
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 8.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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