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A day seeing Machu Pichu

Extrordinary !

There are few things I've seen that compare to what I saw today at Machu Pichu. How long did it take? How did the huge stones get moved? Answers aside, it is a spectacular place to spend a day.
looking down on the educational portion.buildings to the right housed separate men's and women's living quarters. Larger units for teaching architecture, astronomy etc. Across from that are smaller temples for worship

looking down on the educational portion.buildings to the right housed separate men's and women's living quarters. Larger units for teaching architecture, astronomy etc. Across from that are smaller temples for worship

massive doorway between men's and women's area. There are pins carved out of the rock to hold a wooden door lashed on hinges and locked through the rock at the top with the hole in it.

massive doorway between men's and women's area. There are pins carved out of the rock to hold a wooden door lashed on hinges and locked through the rock at the top with the hole in it.


sundial on the highest area.  Not an hourly dial but a seasonal one aligned with the equinox and solstices. "Very smart people" our Quechua guide kept reminding us. The dial is out of one stone.

sundial on the highest area. Not an hourly dial but a seasonal one aligned with the equinox and solstices. "Very smart people" our Quechua guide kept reminding us. The dial is out of one stone.


and, of course, yours truly in classic tourist pose position.

and, of course, yours truly in classic tourist pose position.

Posted by paul pierce 19:51

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