Nice detail,Marilyn.I wonder why they put glass on the roof.
to slow down (and hurt) thieves Daniela
What could there be to steal?
Yes, Daniela, it's a security measure. I don't mean to give a wrong impression of Cusco: we didn't see nearly as much glass or "razor wire" as we have some places. I took the photo mainly because I liked the scene and the composition--but I thought that in the title I should call attention to the one unusual feature.
Very beautiful composition and especial environment Marilyn ! My best greetings, Tamás
Thanks, Tamás Greetings, Marilyn
A beautiful study in contrasts and shapes. And an intriguing subject - I would have guessed the glass is for birds, in the way that we install short wires on our roof ridges to keep the birds off - I never would have thought security measures... interesting. Wonderful to see your images, Marilyn! Greetings from alicia
Thanks, Alicia. Later on I saw more glass fragments like this--definitely for security. Sad but true ... Greetings, Marilyn
it is the cheapest security measure -- the only kind poor folks can afford, usually...
That's it, exactly. Actually it's more interesting visually than the more expensive razor wire. That looks not only sinister but messy as well--unless, I suppose, it's been set out in a rhythmic spiral pattern ...
oh my - what colors, Great lights n shadows.
The other things are told above by bart and you.
greetings - michael
Thanks for looking, Michael. Yes, I took the photo because of the colours and the potential composition, not because of the glass!
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Photo taken in Centro Histórico, Cusco, Peru
Misplaced? Suggest new location