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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu

Machu Picchu is not only one of the world's foremost pre-Colombian archaeological sites, but it is also a high point where the Urubamba winds precipitously between the Andean summits.

We initially toured the archaeological site ...

Four panoramic views of Machu Picchu (right click view image to enlarge)

Huge key-set stones show unsurpassed craftsmanship.

The Sun stone

The site has cascading water sources

Subsequently I climbed the sacred mountain overlooking Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu.

While I climbed to the summit up the tortuous steep trail, finishing in an almost vertical flight of stone steps, Jane circuited to the Temple of the Moon.

Temple of the Moon (Wikipedia)

Stairs steep enough to give you vertigo

Chris ascendant with a young Peruvian at the summit gate.

An Apple Powerbook can go anywhere!

The Inca trail down

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