Temple of the Sun, Machu Picchu

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Comments (4)

Marilyn Whiteley on April 30, 2008

The finest stonework at Machu Picchu was used for temple-building like that at the right. The next best was for the palace. Lower quality went into ordinary buildings, and the coarsest was used to stabilize the terraces.

DeEtte Fisher on April 30, 2008

Very interesting facts, Marilyn, about the types of stonework. I had no idea... Thank you for that bit of history... :)

Enjoy the rest of your trip! DeEtte

Daniela Brocca on May 1, 2008

Nice framing,Marilyn.Cheers,Daniela

Marilyn Whiteley on May 6, 2008

Thanks, DeEtte and Daniela. I´m not strong and agile enough to reach the places from which one can photograph wide vistas of Machu Picchu. I think that pushed me to work harder noticing and photographing the details. Cheers, Marilyn

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 30, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/04/28 11:00:01
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 17.87mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash