Peru and Ecuador II – Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu has been photographed to death. Every blade of grass has been documented thoroughly by a million tourists packing everything from a Kodak brownie to an iPhone 7. In person, it transcends the two dimensional view presented by the common snapshot. The combination of steep drop-offs, Inca architecture, bracing mountain air and the sound of silence make it a very special place that’s well worth a visit. For what it’s worth, here are some of my humble snaps…


Our guide, Jesus, shows off the view


The view without the guide


A young couple enjoys the spectacular vista


Huw and Trish were there


Rick and Deb were there too


A llama goes after a sandwich


Through a window


Sun dial


The light changes constantly


View down to the railway bridge


Majestic terraces


Re-thatched Inca buildings


Watch that first step!


Descending Inca buildings


Incredible Inca stone work


Temple of the Condor


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