Roof tiles and glass in Cusco

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Comments (13)

Eva Kaprinay on May 1, 2008


Daniela Brocca on May 1, 2008

Nice detail,Marilyn.I wonder why they put glass on the roof.

©Würmer on May 5, 2008

to slow down (and hurt) thieves Daniela

Daniela Brocca on May 5, 2008

What could there be to steal?

Marilyn Whiteley on May 5, 2008

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.

Tamás Borbély on May 6, 2008

Very beautiful composition and especial environment Marilyn ! My best greetings, Tamás

Marilyn Whiteley on May 6, 2008

Thanks, Tamás Greetings, Marilyn

ai savery on May 6, 2008

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

Marilyn Whiteley on May 29, 2008

Thanks, Alicia. Later on I saw more glass fragments like this--definitely for security. Sad but true ... Greetings, Marilyn

©Würmer on June 4, 2008

it is the cheapest security measure -- the only kind poor folks can afford, usually...

Marilyn Whiteley on June 8, 2008

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 ...

®mene on January 12, 2009

oh my - what colors, Great lights n shadows.

The other things are told above by bart and you.

greetings - michael

Marilyn Whiteley on January 12, 2009

Thanks for looking, Michael. Yes, I took the photo because of the colours and the potential composition, not because of the glass!

Greetings, Marilyn

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 30, 2008
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2008/04/30 14:09:44
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 13.39mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash