6-Peru and Machu Picchu
A selection of wide angle vistas of the region along with some videos.
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Machu Picchu in the morning sun--the Iconic view.


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The Western terraces of Machu Picchu. These terraces held up the mountainside to prevent landslide and to buttress during earthquakes.


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The Central square at Machu Picchu. Like every city, MP had a town square.


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Looking at the west Temples and Royal residences in Machu Picchu


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Looking down at the agricultural terraces. The entrance at Machu Picchu is on the left


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The City of Cusco at sunset taken from the ruins of Sacsayhuaman. Cusco was a lake bed during prehistoric times.


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Cusco Detail--Plaza des Armas


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The village of Pisac Peru. Farmers still farm on the sides of the mountains like they have for centuries.


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Maras Salt mines date from before Inca times. The sun dries the water and the salt is left ready to be collected


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Snow capped Andes mountains from Chinchero, Peru 13,600 feet


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Snow capped Andes mountains from Chinchero, Peru 13,600 feet