Peru’s Sacred Valley Under a Cloudless Sky

I greatly admire a culture and cosmology that can build with such skill and harmony. This is my photo journal of our spectacular day winding through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and exploring the ruins of Pisac, Urco, and Ollantaytambo.

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The mountains are calling

Pisac

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Pisac - Sacred Valley, Peru

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Silversmith

Near Pisac, we made a quick stop at a Peruvian jewelry shop.

Peruvian Jewelry Workshop -  Sacred Vally, Peru

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Recently harvested cornfield

Urco

Pre-Inca site

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Snake Fountain

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Now farmers grow flowers on the terraces.

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Windows align to solstices

Urubamba River

Ollantaytambo

Once an Inca administrative center and one of the last hold outs.

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Templo del Agua

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Tired feet

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Waiting for our ride – time to head back to Cusco

Local specialty – roasted guinea pig on a stick.

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Ahhhhhh Andes! (I knew as a kid I would someday visit)

Up next – the 2 day Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu.

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