Peru - Cusco and Machu Picchu, 2005


The photos in this gallery were taken during our trip to Peru to visit Cuzco and Machu Picchu in 2005.

Machu Picchu is a well known travel destination and is simply awesome.

However, Cusco and the Sacred Valley, known as Urabamba, also swept us off our feet. The Sacred Valley stretches from Cusco to Aguas Calientas at the foot of the mountain which has Machu Picchu at its peak. The friendly local population, as well as the architecture and history of the area, really made the trip worthwhile.

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001. Cusco - Plaza de Armas, viewed from above the town
1. Cusco - Plaza de Armas, viewed from above the town
002. Cusco balconies
2. Cusco balconies
003. Cusco rooftops from Plaza de Armas
3. Cusco rooftops from Plaza de Armas.
004. Ladies and llamas in Cusco
4. Ladies and llamas in Cusco
005. Child in Qoricancha, Cusco
5. Child in Qoricancha, Cusco
006. Inca and Spanish stonework in Qoricancha, Cusco
6. Inca and Spanish stonework in Qoricancha, Cusco
007. Inca stonework at Qoricancha, Cusco
7. Inca stonework at Qoricancha, Cusco
008.  Cusco at dusk
8. Cusco at dusk
009. Schoolchildren at Sacsayhuaman
9. Schoolchildren at Sacsayhuaman
010. Schoolchildren at Sacsayhuaman
10. Schoolchildren at Sacsayhuaman
011. Schoolchildren performing  at Sacsayhuaman
11. Schoolchildren performing at Sacsayhuaman
012.  Laughing ladies at Pisac markets
12. Laughing ladies at Pisac markets
013. Lady at Pisac markets
13. Lady at Pisac markets
014. Two girls at Pisac markets
14. Two girls at Pisac markets
015. Ollantaytambo village
15. Ollantaytambo village
016. Terraces to the Temple of the Sun at Ollantaytambo
16. Terraces to the Temple of the Sun at Ollantaytambo
017. Temple of the Sun at Ollantaytambo
17. Temple of the Sun at Ollantaytambo
018. Temple of the Sun at Ollantaytambo
18. Temple of the Sun at Ollantaytambo
019. Roadway to Machu Picchu
19. Roadway to Machu Picchu
020. Machu Picchu from the Gateway of the Sun
20. Machu Picchu from the Gateway of the Sun
021. Machu Picchu
21. Machu Picchu
022. Machu Picchu
22. Machu Picchu
023. Intiwatana - the place to which the sun was tied
23. Intiwatana - the place to which the sun was tied
024. Royal tomb beneath the Temple of the Sun at Machu Picchu
24. Royal tomb beneath the Temple of the Sun at Machu Picchu
025. Stairs from the Temple of Three Windows at Machu Picchu
25. Stairs from the Temple of Three Windows at Machu Picchu
026. Temple of three windows at Machu Picchu
26. Temple of three windows at Machu Picchu
027. Machu Picchu central plaza with llamas
27. Machu Picchu central plaza with llamas
028. Llamas in Machu Picchu central plaza
28. Llamas in Machu Picchu central plaza
029. View down the valley from Machu Picch
29. View down the valley from Machu Picch
 
 
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